On his journey through Italy in 1786, Johann Wolfgang Goethe was enraptured by the beauty of Lake Garda. As a northman he described the climate with enthusiasm, marvelling at the lemon blossoms amd palms. This huge bowl of glacial origin with Arco, Riva and Nago-Torbole, the threshold and border between the Dolomite area and the south, with its typical Mediterranean climate, which is mild even in winter, has obviously attrected travellers crossing Europe since the end of the last century. The vegetation is rich. Olives, citrus fruits, palms and oleanders follow one another mirrored in the waters of Italy's largest lake surrounded by sheer mountain cliffs creating a unique landscape. It is in this synthesis of water and rocks that a thousand opportunities for leisure can be found, all in the presence or with the complicity of the main subject, the lake. Sailing or windsurfing on the waves ruffled by the daily "ora", the wind that turns this area into a marvellous place for regattas. Or free climbing on the smooth rock faces at the Spiaggia delle Lucertole, or parapenting off Mount Baldo and flying for hours over the lake and a thousand other possible excursions. The areas clod¨The areas close to Garda also benefit from this wonderful climate. Indeed Arco, immediately inland from Riva, used to be a famous "Kurort" a renowned health resort in Hapsburg times. The Valle dei Laghi is also dotted with stretches of water like Cavedine, Toblino and Santa Massenza, places in which tourism has developed indirectly, but nonetheless rich in contents and incentives. All places to be explored, like the Valle di Ledro traversed by Garibaldi who, at Bezzecca, pronounced the historical "I obey", stopping his advence in the Tyrol during the third War of Independence. The area is also known for Ledro Lake in which a lake dwelling village was found dating back to the bronze Age two thousand years before Christ. Here, too, one has a precise idea of the past, of the size and prerogatives of a "transit land" peculiar to Trentino.