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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    • The Alto Garda Bresciano Park is characterised by two different territorial realities of great naturalistic and landscape value: the Garda riviera, with its Mediterranean climate and vegetation,...
    • The Gardens, which cover an area of about 10000 square metres, are located in Toscolano Maderno, on the banks of Lake Garda, near the town of Salò. Formerly known as the Experimental Agricultural...
    • The Church of San Pietro in Mavino is located on the tip of the peninsula of Sirmione del Garda on top of a hill overlooking the entire lake. The local environment is rich and stratified since it...
    • On the southern coast of Lake Garda – at the end of the peninsula of Sirmione - in a splendid panoramic position are the remains of a Roman villa known for centuries as the " Caves of Catullo ". In...
    • Today, the Villa of Desenzano is the most important evidence of the large and sumptuous Late Antique villas in northern Italy. The building, located just north of Via Gallica, enjoyed beautiful...
    • Palazzo Callas Exhibitions is located in the centrally-located piazza Carducci in the heart of Sirmione's historical centre . Palazzo Callas Exhibitions was naturally named after the famous opera...
    • The marina, known as "Porto vecchio" (the Old Port), which was already mentioned in 1274, was enlarged at the time of the Venetian Republic to serve the burgeoning grain market . The arcades of...
    • Palazzo del Podestà, located on the lakeside promenade of Salò between vicolo Conforti and Piazza della Vittoria, serve as the modern-day home of the municipal offices . The former dates back to...
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    • The Vittoriale degli Italiani, or Shrine of Italian Victories , is the monumental citadel built in Gardone Riviera on the shores of Lake Garda by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio , together with the...
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