Lake of Garda wine and food gastronomy.
Gastronomy strongly characterizes the entire Garda area. The three key elements that recur in all the Food and Wine Routes are: Extra virgin olive oil delicate and light Lake fish cooked as second appetizing, or to create first savors Meat and Polenta to honor the ancient peasant recipes of grandmothers In addition, Lake Garda offers real gastronomic and wine-making routes with food and wine routes that depend on the area.
The North Garda area, the gastronomic area of the Garda Hills, has incredible flavors. Northern lemons produce lemons that are born and grow in special greenhouses, making the food and wine of Lake Garda famous all over Italy. Thanks to this important resource, L'Enogastronomia del Garda offers products derived from the cultivation of lemons, such as sweets and liqueurs.
On theother hand the South of Lake Garda, instead, offers gastro tourism routes based on lake fish and typical southern wines such as Lugana and Bardolino, extracted from the traditional vineyards of Lake Garda.
The oil Extra Virgo of Olive Garda DOP naturally distinguishes him for the delicate taste and for his/her elegance. To the taste it recognizes him for the harmony of the known his/her organolettiches and for the light and balanced aromas: the perfumes of fresh grass, aromatic grass, hay and artichoke, united to the typical aftertaste of almond, they make him/it only. The olives destined extravergine of Denomination to the production of the oil olive of Protected Origin "Garda" they originate from the territories olivati of the provinces of Brescia, Verona, Mantua and Trento
They are the limonaies most northern of the world, since they are almost found to 46° degree of latitude: they rise on the western shore of the lake of Garda, from it Salted to Lemon, with hundreds and hundreds of polling pillars toward the sky, methodically lined up and surrounded on three sides by white tall boundaries of stone. The origins of the greenhouses of lemons, poetically calls "ornamental gardens" they go up again to the XIII Secolo, when the cultivation of citrus fruit was also introduced on the Lake of Garda. These giant ones were born "greenhouses" characteristics, that served to protect the precious plantations from possible rigid winters.