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A scenery surrounded of contrasts starting with the Dolomites shaping the backdrop of Riva del Garda in the north, a laid-back and relaxed village. The verdant valleys and stunning lake views of this village make it ideal for families. Any rental in Garda, mid-way along the eastern shores, is the perfect starting point for exploring the countryside. Heading south along the shore, in Bardolino you will find a great combination of the new and the old whereas in Sirmione, you will find the coolest places to stay because of its variety of things to do and see. Finally, in the rolling hills on the west, couples can find a charming holiday home for a romantic getaway.Amazing holiday homes in a natural paradise
Modern and high quality accommodations overlooking the forest or the lake and offering panoramic views at the break of dawn. Enjoying your breakfast while admiring the tranquil waters of the lake from your balcony is not a fantasy anymore! From Victorian buildings to typical Italian country rentals with elegant interiors and exquisite deco can be found less than a 15 minute drive from the best sandy beaches or within walking distance from the lake promenade. Families, groups and couples will be accommodated in spacious properties with plenty of room for gatherings, reunions and weekend getaways. The lovely gardens around the properties, feature nice pools for coping with summer temperatures and areas for picnics or children games. Start planning your holidays and live la dolce vita!
Holidays in Lake Garda
The area and getting around
This lake of northern Italy is well known for its crystal clear waters, the dramatic scenery and the wide range of activities for people to enjoy during their holidays. Being the largest lake in Italy, it changes dramatically from the wild landscape in the north to the gorgeous and quiet villages in the south. Surrounded by spectacular mountains and long beaches all around the lake, it is the perfect place for a special holiday with your dearest ones. Enjoy a lovely day in a wonderful shingle beach at Toscolano and Garda or head to the best sandy beaches in Lazise and Maderno. Torri, in the west, is a great beach for kids and Torboles goes without saying to be the best one for windsurfers!The essence of the Italian cuisine
It’s time to eat and we all know Italy is well known for its exquisite cuisine. Evolving in time, Italian pasta and pizza recipes are worldwide renowned although each region has its own specialties. Lake Garda features amazing restaurants where to sample the traditional Yota or Zuppa di Valpelline stews, cheese-made crisps known as Frico and a large range of steamed meats accompanied by Lesso, the traditional sauce. Have a sweet tooth? Panettone or Panna Cotta is your best bet. The local wines will be the icing on the cake for a perfect menu together with a nice coffee of your choice to complete a delicious meal. And above all, do not eat in a hurry and always finish your meal to respect the Italian etiquette!
Travellers and activities
This is an area famous for its endless activities such as windsurfing, parasailing or rock-climbing. You can either consider a hiking holiday in the north of the lake to take on the Garda Trek, three loop trails of different lengths to be enjoyed all year round or challenge yourself with the super-steep Val del Diaol mountain biking trail and the famous Ex-Seicentouno (601). All levels are welcome to try the easier ones to start with. You will come back for more! But that’s not all… If your true passion is underwater, the depths of the lake are sure to impress you with a mighty giant statue, the Silent Christ by local artist Germano Alberti. Get ready for a unique diving experience!Lake Garda for health lovers
There is no better way to release you from your daily stress than a good spa session. Lake Garda has got two of the best thermal baths in the region, Garda Thermal Park and Terme di Sirmione. A relaxing massage with aromatherapy essential oils after a long day or hydro-massage pools to forget about the cold weather if you go around winter. Indulge yourself with fitness activities for mind and body to feel renewed in a stunning green scenery featuring two lakes with thermal water. Your body will thank you later!
Did you know that Lake Garda is known as the birthplace of the violin since the first known violin maker, Gasparo da Salò, was born at Salto on Lake Garda in 1540?
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Summer is the best season when it comes to festivals or events with its starry night skies and the bright, colourful Lake Garda in the backdrop. A not-to-miss event is Garda music festival, an incredible spectacle where amateur choirs and orchestras experience an unforgettable performance. This event is dedicated to Gasparo da Salò where the major protagonist is the allure of the violin. Let yourself to be seduced by the charming sounds.2. A historic visit to Sirmione
Take a stroll around this small beautiful town with narrow winding lanes full of boutiques, colourful houses and lovely restaurants. There are interesting ruins of a Roman villa for history lovers to admire, the Grotte di Catullo. In addition, its magnificent 13th century moated castle, Rocca Scaligera, overlooks the lake offering scenic climbs after crossing the drawbridge and climbing its 146 steps! After the visit, the little beach behind it is a perfect place to relax for a bit and breath in the fresh air. And to conclude your day, take the sunset boat trip to get the most spectacular views from the water.3. Desenzano del Garda
A nice little village with pretty lanes and a vibrant, bustling scene. Fashion and shopper lovers will feel like in paradise and food and wine lovers will enjoy every bite. After lunch, take a pleasant stroll along the promenade and later on, mingle with the locals and take the dancefloor to dance the night away!4. Have a fun day at Gardaland
The lake offers several park attractions but Gardaland does not need an introduction! It is without a doubt, Italy’s largest and most famous theme park with more than 35 theme attractions and family-friendly rides for young and old alike. A must do with your children while on holidays in Lake Garda.5. Enjoy the lake from a boat
Jump on a ferry service to cross the lake from side to side, a boat, a catamaran or a fast hydrofoil and get the greatest and most relaxing way to see Lake Garda. Admire the stunning views of the mountains, the nice little villages around the lake like Peschiera or Malcesine and enjoy the tour in its peaceful waters. Remember to get your hat for sunny days! An awe inspiring experience and a must during your holiday break in Lake Garda.