7 places that you need to see in Lake Garda

7 places that you need to see in Lake Garda

Lake Garda has ones of the most beautiful landscapes of Northern Italy and of Europe. It has plenty to offer for everyone, from paragliding and mountain biking to boat trips and wonderful beaches. So if you have a free weekend and you want to visit one of the most favourite place for German holiday, here you find some advice:

Lake Garda offers a lot of different activities, you can windsurf, go walking, visit an adventure park, a water park, play golf, go sailing, or spend a couple dolce far niente days by the pool or on the beach. Here you find 7 places that you need to see in Lake Garda.

We recommend you to choose two or three places or to do a round trip if you have a limited time.


Sirmione is a beautiful old town located at the end of a small peninsula on the South Shore of the Lake. It´s famous for the poet Catullo, and to the cultural lovers you shouldn´t miss the excavated ruins of his massive Roman villa and also the 13th century Rocca Scaligera Castle. If you have time, relax at the Aquaria Terme or enjoy a boat ride around the peninsula.


Malcesine is a charming old town with narrow medieval streets, a beautiful castle (Castello Scaligero)  and Cable car (weather permitting) to the top of Monte Baldo with amazing views of the area


Probably one of the most picturesque towns of Lake Garda, it has a nice waterfront promenade and a very cozy old town with lots of restaurants, cafes, and little shops. From Limone you can easily take a ferry-boat to Malcesine or Riva


Riva del Garda is a nice little town on the Northern shore of Lake Garda. It has a nice little old town with picturesque narrow streets and plenty of shopping and dining options.


Gardone is a lovely small tourist resort on the western shore of Lake Garda, in the province of Brescia. Here you can visit the wonderful Vittoriale degli Italiani residence belonged to the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio


Both these towns offer beautiful shores and the traditional Lake Garda markets (Salo on Saturday, Desenzano on Tuesday) where you can find not only food, but also Italian leather goods, pottery, tapestry, clothing and much more… Between Salò and Desenzano you couldn´t miss the Rocca in Manerba and the two small isles (Isola di Garda and Isola dei Conigli).


If you go on the other side of the lake, just after Sirmione you can find Peschiera (market on monday). On the opposite side of Desenzano and Salò, there are Bardolino and Garda (which markets are on thursday and friday).

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