Lake Garda, an endless source of ideas for your holidays… the expanse of water and variety of countryside make the area a real outdoor recreation ground.
that have made Lake Garda famous throughout the world, there are plenty of other sports you can do.
If you love nature and greenery, you can go on splendid excursions
around the lake and plateaus, go horse riding
to discover the most isolated corners of Garda, or you can relax with a game of golf
. Mountain bike
enthusiasts can venture along the over 1000 km of marked trails and the more athletic will find around Arco one of the best destinations for free climbing
areas in Europe. Here there are excellent schools of free climbing and perfect practice walls.
Are you interested in new activities? Don’t miss kite surfing
, the latest fashion straight from Hawaii and try canyoning
, a descent in torrents in contact with uncontaminated nature, for a really unique adventure!
If you want to get a different view of the blue lake, try underwater diving
to discover the treasures in its depths, or take flight on a paraglider
from the top of Monte Baldo to admire the incomparable beauty of Lake Garda…
Choose the activities you want to do during your holiday on Lake Garda:
WELLNESS & RELAXATION
The magnetic charm and particular climate of Lake Garda make it an ideal place to regain your physical and mental equilibrium and restore your energy, beauty and interior harmony.
The Sirmione Spas
, situated on the peninsula of the same name, is one of the most important spa centres in Europe. Due to the precious sulphurous water, containing sodium chloride, bromine and iodine, flowing naturally from the depths of the lake, the Sirmione Spa centres are advanced in the cure of pathologies of the respiratory system, the treatment of rheumatic complaints and motory rehabilitation.
The spa water feeds the “Virgilio” and “Catullo” establishments and a new well-being spa centre, Aquaria
, that offers numerous courses for relaxation and beauty treatments.
In the magnificent Garda Thermal Park
with sweeping lawns and secular trees, near Colà di Lazise, you can bathe in two pools of thermal water.
Besides the renowned spa centres, there are over 60 hotels on the lakeside sited in magical scenery with wellness centres and/or well-being facilities.
For art and history lovers, Lake Garda offers an attractive leap into the past: medieval villages clustered between walls and towers, and Veronese and Venetian castles recall memorable battles and great leaders. The elegant villas, favoured by royalty and the scene of important historic events, are evidence of wealth and power in times of peace.
In Gargnano the stately “Palazzo Bettoni”, designed in the late 18th century, is one of the most beautiful villas of the lake. The “Vittoriale degli Italiani”, the monumental citadel Gabriele d’Annunzio furnished and lived in during the 1930s in Gardone Riviera, constitutes an extraordinary and insuperable group of buildings, streets, squares, theatres, gardens, parks and streams.
Not to be missed a visit to the remains of the Villa Romana in Sirmione known as the “Grotte di Catullo“, the Latin poet who died in 54 B.C., which is the greatest example of a private building of aristocratic character in the whole of northern Italy.
FOOD & WINE
Three regions overlook Lake Garda, each with their own individual character, landscape and culture, which also influences the local cuisine and food and wine specialities.
The most typical product is the extra virgin olive oil
, renowned for its lightness and delicacy, which goes well with freshwater fish from the lake and traditional country dishes of meat and polenta.
The Alto Garda area is home to the unique lemon houses
, which cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
The citrus fruits
of Lake Garda, are an important ingredient in many local recipes, including Limoncino liqueur
and lemon cream
of the Riviera dei Limoni, a citron-flavored beverage
, and sweets
An ideal accompaniment to each dish is the excellent wine produced in the Garda vineyards: Nosiola
and Vino Santo
in the northern areas; Classico Groppello
della Valtenesi in the southern vineyards of Bardolino
. Several itineraries wind through the renowned winemaking areas taking you on a journey to discover the flavours and fragrances of the land…
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Lake Garda and the surrounding area give to the visitor many possibilities to enjoy and to live great emotions, thanks to the amusement parks that boasts.
You can choose between the famous Gardaland
, the first amusement park of Italy, with its world rides and fairy tale, the new theme park dedicated to the world of cinema and special effects, the Movie Land Studios
, and, for those who love the emotions of the past, the medieval show to Medieval Times
with duels between knights and rich food for all visitors!
Do not miss the Rock Star Restaurant
, the theme restaurant where you can taste the typical American food and watch photos of famous singers and musicians on the frequencies of Radio Rock Café.
Or you can choose a day of fun and water, in one of the many acquatic parks like Canevaworld
in Valeggio sul Mincio.
If you prefer, you can even spend your time among incredible animals in Parco Natura Viva
or have a relaxing day in the spectacular “Parco Giardino Sigurtà
”, one of the most extraordinary gardens in the world. It’s up to you!
is in a strategic position within easy reach of the principle national and international airports, the nearest being Verona
, approximately 15 km, and Brescia-Montichiari
, 30 km. Both are situated south of the lake and are connected to the Verona
and Brescia railway stations by an airport coach service.
Another important airport is Bergamo Airport, about 80 km from the lake.
airports are about 100 km from Lake Garda. Bologna
Airport is about 150 km far from the area.
Personalised Transfer Services
are available to and from all the localities on the lake.
Follow the link to check the airlines and connections
between Lake Garda and the main European cities.