The (adventurous) Italians spend their holiday time on Lake Garda. I spent a month there among some of the most active individuals I've ever met; cycling and water sports are particularly popular in the region around Lake Garda. It was during my vacation that I learned how to windsurf, although you can also take sailing and kitesurfing classes. The majority of visitors are from Italy and Germany, so you're unlikely to run across many other Americans while there. If you're staying in Torbole, which is located at the northern end of the lake, I strongly suggest taking the boat over to Limone, where everything is lemon-themed. I also highly recommend paragliding in Malcesine, which is located at the southern end of the lake. The next time I visit, I'll certainly make the trip down to Gardaland Resort, which is located at the southern end of the lake and is said to be the greatest amusement park in Italy. —Skye Sherman et al.