A famous tourist destination and resort area, Gardone Riviera can truly be considered a genuine "botanical garden" where the typical vegetation of Lake Garda alternates with Central European, Mediterranean and sub-tropical plant species. Numerous parks and gardens line the lake banks and alternate with historical villas that, since the 19th century, have welcomed international guests seeking relaxation, elegance, and a sense of well-being. Gardone Riviera offers its guests a special microclimate, luxurious vegetation, an elegant atmosphere and a striking lakefront boulevard that hosts musical and cultural events in the summer. The town is famous for the Vittoriale degli Italiani, the imposing walled residence of poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, now a prestigious museum. Don’t miss the Andrè Heller Foundation - A. Hruska Botanical Garden, with hundreds of plant species from five continents that can be seen along the paths winding past rocks and ponds.