Food & Wine

Three regions overlook Lake Garda, each with their own individual character, landscape and culture, which also influences the local cuisine and food and wine specialities.
The most typical product is the extra virgin olive oil, renowned for its lightness and delicacy, which goes well with freshwater fish from the lake and traditional country dishes of meat and polenta.
The Alto Garda area is home to the unique lemon houses, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The citrus fruits of Lake Garda, are an important ingredient in many local recipes, including Limoncino liqueur and lemon cream of the Riviera dei Limoni, a citron-flavored beverage, and sweets.
An ideal accompaniment to each dish is the excellent wine produced in the Garda vineyards: Nosiola, Merlot, Cabernet and Vino Santo in the northern areas; Classico Groppello della Valtenesi in the southern vineyards of Bardolino and Lugana. Several itineraries wind through the renowned winemaking areas taking you on a journey to discover the flavours and fragrances of the land…


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