Where to visit, The region of Lake Garda offers many places to visit, culture, art and Italian history.
You can take one of the many tours on offer and visit some of the most beautiful destinations around the lake, learn the customs and meet the people.
Guided tours around Lake Garda will take you to beautiful towns, such as: Peschiera, Castelnuovo del Garda, Lazise, , Garda, Torri del Benaco, Malcesine, , Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Bardolino, Desenzano del Garda, Manerba del Garda, Limone sul Garda and many more.
The lake is enriched by its green mountainous pastures and vineyards which produce wines known throughout the world such as, Soave, Amarone and Bardolino not to mention the local Garda Olive oil.
You can visit the olive oil museum in Cola’ di Lazise or visit one of the many wine producers where you can sample some of the local wines before buying.
Monte Baldo also offers some beautiful villages with breathtaking panoramic views of the lake seldom visited by the majority of tourists, these towns such as Spiazzi and Ferrara di Monte baldo have many family run hotels and restaurant offering local dishes such as venison and wild boar which are indigenous and can be spotted from time to time especially if you decide to take a hike through the forests between Spiazzi and Malga Ime near Ferrara Monte Baldo.
From theme parks to movieland and Aqua parks, not only will the children have a wonderful time but also you the parents. For couples searching for a more relaxing holiday Lake Garda is the ideal destination with it’s narrow cobbled streets with quaint and enchanting boutiques selling local leather , wines and designer clothes.
Sight seeing and transportation
Public transportation is available in the form of catamarans, ferries, hydrofoils, rail, bus, and car. The ferries are operated by Navigazione Laghi. There are two regional bus services in the Lake Garda area.
They are the Verona buses (east and south) and the Brescia buses (west and south). There is also the Trentino bus service for the Rovereto region. As for rail service, Italian Railways has two railway stations in the Lake Garda area.
They are at Desenzano del Garda and Peschiera del Garda and both stations are on the southern end of the lake. However, there is also a north to south railway between Bolzano and Verona with a train station at Rovereto.
If you are looking for a place where you can do something exciting and different every day then make sure you visit Italy’s largest most entertaining lake district with an abundance of activities available such as windsurfing, canyoning, golf or for the more relaxed person, wine tasting or Italian cooking classes.
One thing is certain your be sure to find something that suits you. Garda also boasts one of the best water parks in Italy and more than 30 miles of free beaches and some of the most eye catching and celebrated scenery in the whole of Europe, including medieval villages, archaic villas and historic venetian castles.
Attractions in Garda
Have you ever wondered how magnificent it would be to view and be on Italy’s largest lake? Close your eyes and just imagine the sounds of beautiful birds, the smell of crisp, fresh air; the grandeur of mountains and foothills embracing you, and the laughter and conversations of joyful people around you: Now open your eyes and start booking your trip to Lake Garda!
Italy Poets and politicians, divas and dictators, they were all attracted by the picturesque Lake Garda (Lago di Garda), also known among the locals as Lago di Benaco (the beneficial lake). In fact, 7% of tourists visiting Italy choose to spend at least a day on Lake Garda’s banks, enjoying its Mediterranean climate and admiring the amazing landscapes of this North Italian region: vineyards, orange, lemon, olive trees and charming villages.