The largest Italian lake, Lago di Garda or Bènaco (until 800 AD Lacus benacus), is located in the three regions of Italy Trentino-Alto Adige (North), Lombardy (West) and Veneto (East). The almost 52 km long and over 17 km wide lake covers around 370 square kilometers. The great waters has a positive influence on viticulture. That is due to the location sub-Mediterranean climate is characterized by hot summers and low-precipitation, mild winters. Around the lake are in the north vines, in the east and south cultivated olive trees and citrus fruits. Directly on or near the lake there are many DOC / DOCG areas, some of which cross regions. These are Garda. lugana and San Martino della Battaglia (Lombardy and Veneto), Garda Colli Mantovani. Riviera del Garda Bresciano and Valtènesi (Lombardy), as well Valpolicella respectively. Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della Valpolicella (Veneto).