From rocky beaches to mountain views, lake garda has plenty of natural beauty to offer. Add in charming lakeside towns, intriguing history, and a whole host of entertainment options, and you’ll find there’s something for everyone on a holiday to this stunning Italian region.
Lake Garda’s stunning setting is surrounded by a rich history that dates back to the Bronze Age and has seen it under the rule of multiple dominions. It’s this fascinating past that has helped to create the vibrant culture that still exists here today.
There’s plenty of historical sites to visit on a trip to Lake Garda, from Roman ruins and quirky museums to medieval villages and crenellated castles. Away from the historical attractions there’s also the chance to indulge in delicious cuisine, take part in a range of water sports, and enjoy leisurely strolls along the lakeside promenades.
For those interested in the natural world, a visit to one of the many parks and gardens on the shores of Lake Garda is a must. The botanical gardens of Gardone Riviera and Arboretum de Tremosine are particularly popular, and there’s also the chance to learn about the local flora and fauna at the Botanical Garden of Riva del Garda.
If you’re feeling hungry, try a traditional dessert from Lake Garda known as Cassata Gardesana. The sumptuous treat is a mix of sponge cake, sweet ricotta cheese and candied fruit topped with a splash of liqueur.