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Garda is a lake of glacial origin, surrounded by two mountain chains: in the east lies Monte Baldo and in the west is the pre-Alpine territory, shared by Lombardy, Veneto on its eastern shore with countless Mediterranean flora and Trentino in the northern tip, where the lake looks like a fjord between the Baldo and the Ledrenian Alps. Sarca is the main tributary of the lake, it enters between Riva and Torbole the waters coming from the glaciers of the Adamello and Lake Nambino. The only emissary is the river Mincio that comes out near Peschiera with three canals. From the mountain around the lake sprawl a considerable variety of winds, the most famous are the “Sover” or “Maestro”, “Ander” then “L’Ora”, in addition to “Vanessa” and “Montis”. Climate mildness growns in the hinterland, between villages and pievi, a typically sub-mediterranean landscape. The mountains help to mantain the summer heat retained by the mass of water of the lake and to redistribute in winter on olive groves, lemons and vineyards.


Monte Baldo stands between the River Adige and Lake Garda in a strategic position that has made it at the same time, guardian of geological and prehistoric finds of rare interest, witnessing the great events that have marked the history, and oasis of nature. Monte Baldo is a truly unique mountain. The climatic influence of the lake on the altitude allows the coexistence of many different natural environments, from the Mediterranean scrub to the pastures and to the rocks of the highest peaks, for this particular feature Monte Baldo has earned the title of “Giardino d’Europa” (garden of Europe), a true conjunction between Alps and Mediterranean. It is therefore the ideal place for observing and studying many fauna and botanical species that elsewhere are rarely found but at the same time lends itself to host excursionists and enthusiasts able to love and respect the enchantment of this environment.


Valpolicella, one of the most prestigious areas of the Italian oenological landscape, has been dedicated to viticulture since ancient times, as confirmed by the etymology of its name: “val polis cellae” means “the valley of the many wineries”. It is located in the West of Veneto, between Verona and Lake Garda, bordered to the north by Monti Lessini. The production area of ​​Valpolicella wine has always been considered fertile for the presence of watercourses, which have made agriculture profitable and favored settlements. Its valleys are rich in history and show evident signs of man’s presence since the Palaeolithic, especially in caves and shelter under rock. Despite the complexity of the territory, a unique historical and cultural identity was given by the Roman conquest which remains today in the excavations of some villas. The transition to modern crops has taken place without completely erasing the signs of traditional farming.