Cold, white, and glistening, the ice pressed down, creeping down the valley while carrying rock, earth, and boulders in its frozen maw. In retreat, the glacier dumped its spoils, filled the crevasse with water, and Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, twinkled in the sunlight. Formed like a club, its handle stretches up into the Alps.
Over five million tourists explore it yearly. Visiting in July, I expected Lake Garda to be heaving with tourists, but the large area and day trips to the cities of Verona, Venice, Florence, and to the Dolomite mountains absorbed them easily.
Gazing across Lake Garda from the town of Desenzano on its southwest bank, the view resembles the "bonny, bonny bank...Read More