Lake Garda

Lake Garda

Full of green spaces, places to stay and visit on the lake from the shores of Verona and Brescia all the way up to the shores of Trentina. Curious places, art and culture not to be missed.

The shores on the Verona side travelling towards Brescia

In the town Paschiera, you will find the Shrine of the Madonna of Frassino with frescos, paintings and stucco that adorn the Sanctuary, the Chapel and the Cloisters of the convent.
Among the beaches worthy of note is the characteristic Bracco Baldo beach, a private municipal beach equipped for dog walkers. In the historical center of Sirmione, a side trip to the wellness center with Aquaria Thermal pools, whirlpools in the thermal waters is a treat. For history buffs, a must is a visit to the Grotte di Cattalo, archeological site on the site of the roman villa of the poet Catullo who lived during the 1st century A.D.
Desenzano is your stop for high-end shopping in luxury brand boutiques. For the children, there is the Archeological Museum G. Rambotti where they can discover life of the prehistoric man. Salò is world-famous with the Italian Vittoriale and includes the home of the poet D'Annunzio, gardens, parks, fountains and the theatre where in summer you can attend shows and concerts.

The shores on the Verona side travelling towards Trento

Moving from Peschiera to the towns on the shores on the Verona side, we find Lazise, a small medieval village. Attractions here are the famous amusement parks like Gardaland and Movieland, as well as the many restaurants where you can sample the catch of the day from the Garda lake. In Lazise, you can enjoy the thermal park Villa of the Cedars. In Bardolino, there is the Museum of Olive Oil and the Sisan Museum dedicated to ornithology (loc. Cisano).
Going up to Trento, you will find Torri del Benaco where you can make a stop at the Museum of Castello Scaligero that preserves the ancient tools of fishermen and local farmers. Continuing onwards you reach Campo di Brenzone, with its ruins of the castle, natural fountains, old stone houses and the fourteenth-century Church of St. Peter in Chains. Don’t miss the Malcesine Castle which houses the drawings of the country side and the lake by Goethe. Its ground floor is set up as a Fishing Museum.

Trentina shore

In Riva del Garda you will find the Alto Garda Museum, which hosts exhibitions of painting and photography. The most attractive site is the Tower Aponnale that rises to over thirty meters on the village square, with a view of Riva from above. Moving north is Torbole, where from the neighboring state one can undertake a trek on the rocky fortress called Le Marmitte dei Giganti.