Lake Garda: theater of historical battles and important influences cultural
Lake Garda, also called Benarco (dating back to Roman times, the original name of the body of water) following the settlement of the Romans between the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. it is the protagonist of the influence of the Lombard culture.
The thirteenth century saw the affirmation of the Lords of Verona, the Scaligeri, who built numerous castles. Their place was then taken by the Visconti and the Republic of Venice, which came to govern the whole lake with the exception of Riva del Garda.
Lake Garda was the scene of several important battles and it was during the Second World War that Salò returned to be historically important when in October 1943 Mussolini proclaimed it the capital of the newly formed Social Republic of Salò.
Tourism on Lake Garda
Starting after the Second World War, the explosion of mass tourism has transformed Lake Garda into one of the main Italian tourist destinations, which receives over 24 million visitors a year. The place where memorable battles took place gave space to natural and water parks that offer fun for all ages. In addition to castles and historical monuments, attractions have been added to spend pleasant nights in this magical atmosphere, between the lights on the lake and the fireworks of summer nights.
Origins of tourism on Lake Garda
Tourism on Lake Garda dates back to Roman times, in particular from the early imperial age, an age in which magnificent villas were conceived on the shores of the lake as places dedicated to otium (an activity reserved for the ruling classes) and leisure.
A place of particular importance both in the imperial age and today is Sirmione, a privileged place for the presence of sulphurous springs which allows it to be used as a spa. Another indicator of elite tourism is certainly the construction of castles and noble villas during the Renaissance.
The beginning of “modern” tourism on Lake Garda dates back to the late nineteenth century in the north-western area of the lake. Luigi Wimmer, an Italian engineer and patriot of German origin, as well as the mayor of Gardone Riviera, began the construction of a small hotel completed by his wife after her death. Over time, this hotel, with its various extensions, became one of the buildings that today constitutes the famous Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera.
The tourism on the Veronese shore of the lake, on the other hand, came much later, in the 1930s, when the current Garda road was built. With the increase in the influx of tourists, it was decided to build pedestrian walkways along the shores of the lake, for which it was necessary to demolish the houses that directly overlooked its waters.
Changes and diversity: tourism on Lake Garda
After the end of the Second World War, tourism on Lake Garda underwent a change over the years: classic tourism, characterized by medium / long stays, alternated with the so-called short tourism, characterized by stays of a few days or even in the space of a single day.
Thanks to this change, the number of tourists has expanded, some of whom often come from all parts of Europe, infact, it is possible to have the opportunity to meet, in addition to Italians, French, Swiss, Germans or Dutch.
The diversity lies as much in the origin of the tourists as in the services that are offered. One type of tourism that has seen strong growth has been health & wellness. The presence of thermal waters, such as those of Sirmione, has intrigued more and more people motivated by the various benefits that can be drawn from them.
In 1948 there was the opening of the first Treatment Center for Rhinogenic Deafness in Italy in the Società Terme e Grandi Alberghi in Sirmione.
Lake Garda and its surroundings constitute a context rich in multifaceted environments and modern infrastructures that allow you to enjoy both its beaches and its hinterland.
Another attraction for tourists are the many sports that can be practiced: from hiking in the mountains to fishing, from golf to rowing and much more.
The hinterland of the lake offers the possibility of mountain biking or trekking and long excursions in the mountains. Find various itineraries and information that may be useful to you at the link regarding trekking on Lake Garda.
Tourism on Lake Garda: Theme parks
Furthermore, again in the second half of the twentieth century, a real entertainment industry was formed along Lake Garda and in its immediate vicinity: numerous parks today collectively known as the Garda Parks.
The most important of these are:
–Gardaland, a theme park with numerous tourist attractions, an accommodation facility and a spectacular aquarium,
–Canevaworld, has two different parks, one themed on the world of cinema and a water park
–Parco Natura Viva, a wildlife park that gives the opportunity to admire various endangered species that the park treats and then reinserts in the wild;
– Sigurtà garden park, a 60 hectare green oasis along the Mincio river.
What more could you want from the relaxation area of Campeggio delle Rose after an intense day of windsurfing or trekking?
To make you the protagonists of these experiences, the Campeggio delle Rose channels you into days of total relaxation among the beaches or comfortable salt water pools surrounded by greenery.
Directly overlooking the lake, the structure has a pier and a boat slide which are particularly helpful for practicing sports.
A salt water swimming pool and a comfortable and regenerating whirlpool is ideal to crown a day of well-being. The lake is, in fact, perfect especially for windsurfing, as well as for fishing and diving enthusiasts.
Camping delle Rose: Bungalows and mobile homes
The Campeggio delle Rose offers, in addition to the services mentioned above, various accommodation options. The campsite has various types of bungalows on Lake Garda, all equipped with one or more comfortable double bedrooms but also exclusive lodges overlooking Lake Garda, perfect for relaxing while admiring an unprecedented view thanks to an outdoor veranda.
The property offers pitches for true camping lovers. In addition, children up to 3 years do not pay! Here you will find all the information you need on the various types of accommodation.
If you already know all the excluded services, check the availability of Campeggio delle Rose for an unforgettable experience welcomed by the friendly and professional staff.