The climate around Garda Lake supports both Alpine and Mediterranean environments. Getting close to nature is part of the Garda experience, and there are many parks around Garda Lake, as well as the "Giardino Botanico" found on Mount Baldo, at a height of over 1200 meters, accesable from the town of Malcesine.
Travelers call Grotte di Catullo on the Sirmione peninsula an archeological wonder. The family house of Catulla, a writer or senator of the Roman empire, is situated in a spectacular point on the peninsula, surrounded by olive and lemon trees.
For more on Lake Garda, its towns, and its attractions, see our Garda Lake Italy Travel Guide