Basilique is a small, island comune located on Lake Garda (Italian: Lago di Garda) which is the largest lake in Italy. The lake is a popular holiday location and is located in Northern Italy, about half-way between Brescia and Verona, and between Venice and Milan. Glaciers formed this alpine region at the end of the last Ice Age. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the provinces of Verona (to the south-east), Brescia (south-west), and Trentino (north). The setting is natural and contemporary, yet respectful of traditional culture.