Lake garda

Lake Garda, tips for visiting

Lake Garda, tips for visiting

Lake Garda, also known as Benaco, offers a varied landscape and a mild weather that make it stand out. 


It the ideal location for a memorable lake vacation in Lombardy. The city of Garda gives it its name to the basin and it is located on the Venetian side, while the Lombard half is in the province of Brescia.


Consider it to be the destination for your next lake vacation. Lombardy provides mountains, waterstreams, historic villages and fine cuisine, what else would one ask for during a relaxing stay?


History and archaeology enthusiasts will appreciate a visit to the Caves of Catullo, a splendid, perfectly preserved Roman Villa, or the Scaliger Fortress, an imposing manor surrounded by water.


Journey back in time by going to Gardone Riviera, famous for its Liberty-style ambiance and the Vittoriale degli Italiani, Gabriele D'Annunzio's peculiar citadel. Do not miss Desenzano del Garda, a precious gem incrusted between the mountain range and the sea. 


Tremosine has been considered as one of the most beautiful boroughs in the country facing Lake Garda. It is definitely worth discovering.


There are numerous opportunities to engage in outdoor activities near Lake Garda: aquatic sports, trekking, fishing and golfing year-round. Enjoy a soothing weekend or a romantic escapade at the Thermal Baths of Sermione.

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