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 the lake, as well as the Botanic Garden found on Mount Baldo, at a height of over 1200 meters, accessible 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.
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