I’d love to visit Southern Italy and Sicily, too, but this is the theme of another post.
Lake Garda (Italian: Lago di Garda or Lago Benaco) is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location and is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan.
A controversial figure lived also here, Gabriele D’Annunzio – an Italian writer, poet, journalist, playwright and soldier during World War I. He was nicknamed Il Vate (The Poet) and Il Profeta (The Prophet).
D’Annunzio was associated with the Decadent movement in his literary works, which interplayed closely with French Symbolism and British Aestheticism. Such works represented a turn against the naturalism of the preceding romantics and was both sensuous and mystical.
Although D’Annunzio had a strong influence on the ideology of Benito Mussolini, he never became directly involved in fascist government politics in Italy.