The largest Italian lake Lago di Garda or Bènaco (until 800 AD Lacus benacus) is located in the three Italian regions Trentino-Alto Adige (North), Lombardy (West) and Veneto (East). The almost 52 km long and over 17 km wide lake covers approximately 370 square kilometers. The great waters exerts a positive influence on viticulture. This due to the location submediterranean climate is characterized by hot summers and low precipitation, mild winters. Around the lake will be in the north vines, cultivated in the east and south olive trees and citrus fruits. Directly on or near the lake, there are many regions crossing DOC / DOCG areas. 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 or. Amarone della Valpolicella and Recioto della Valpolicella (Veneto).