Lake Garda is a simply stunning destination in Italy and is the largest of the Italian Lakes. There are scenes of dramatic mountains and stretching from Limon to Salo, olive groves and citrus fruit trees rich with fruit. Lake Garda is home to enchanting towns such as the ancient Roman town of Sirmione and of course, Garda.
Sirmione has some excellent bathing beaches and a frequent boat service to other resorts. Torri del Benaco and Maderno are tranquil towns where you can relax and reflect as you walk along the waterfronts. Alternatively Garda has some wonderful homemade wine on offer – well worth the try!
Things to do
Lake Garda offers a whole range of activities including aqua parks, theme parks, water sports, zoo and safari park. For those who are looking for something more relaxing, Lake Garda has more than 45 km of free beaches in some of the most beautiful and celebrated scenery in the whole of Europe.
If you wanted to venture out there are day trips to the romantic city of Venice and to Verona where you can visit Romeo and Juliet’s shrine and explore the ancient Roman arena. There are also cruises along the lake for those romantic moonlit dinners, ideal for the romantic touch for your holiday.
Italy is a country enriched in art, culture and history so there are plenty of sites and monuments to see.
Versace, Armani or Dolce & Gabbana – you’ll meet all the fashionistas in Italy. It really is the heart of the fashion world and Shopping in the little towns on Lake Garda is great fun. There are weekly markets, small boutiques or designer outlets which offer a wide choice. It’ll be very hard to go home without having bought something new!
Verona is famous for its fashion and good quality shoe store. There are plenty of Shopping centres in the provinces of Verona and Brescia so you won’t be short of a little retail therapy.
It is not uncommon for people to meet before dinner for a drink in one of the many bars. The pubs and wine bars remain open until around 2am, where by that time; there are discos and other Eating outavailable, lasting until around 5am. In the summer there are many open air parties where the dancers are surrounded by palm trees and swimming pools. If you want a vibrant night out in the best restaurants and bars, head to Bardolino and Desenzano for a real Italian party atmosphere.
Lake Garda belongs to three different regions: Trentino to the north, Veneto to the east and Lombardia to the west. Each province has its own culinary specialities, oils and wines.
Lake Garda’s culinary tradition is very rich since there are a great variety of specialities which you can taste at excellent restaurants. There many kind of them, romantic ones and others which overlook the lake, serving fish dishes and barbecued meat, fit for weddings and ceremonies.
Its cuisine is a lot various and there are different restaurants that are specialized in serving lake fish which is able to satisfy the most difficult gourmets.