Lake GardaLake Garda
is the largest lake in Italy
. It is located in Northern Italy about half-way between Venice
. It is in an alpine region and was formed by glaciers at the end of the last ice age
. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona
(to the south-east), Brescia
(south-west), and Trento
(north). The lake is a major tourist destination with a number of hotels and resorts along its shore.
See also Battle of Lake Benacus, in which Roman forces defeated the Alamanni on the shores of Lake Garda, in 268 CE.