Lake Garda
what see

Lake Garda is the largest Italian lake and its waters cover three regions: Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. The enchanting landscape that surrounds it and the picturesque villages that dot its banks add charm to the lake, one of the most beautiful in Italy.
Lake Garda covers an area of ​​370 square kilometers. In addition to being the largest by extension among the Italian lakes, it is also the third by depth after Lake Como and Lake Maggiore. Bathing a large and flourishing territory, Lake Garda has been the hub of life and the local economy for centuries, favoring the construction of villages, castles, churches and villas on its shores. Moving away from the purely lake areas, moreover, there are villages and small hill or mountain settlements, connected to the main centers on Lake Garda by a whole system of roads that already existed in ancient times. The most famous villages among those overlooking Lake Garda, namely Desenzano del Garda, Peschiera del Garda, Lazise, ​​Garda, Malcesine, Riva del Garda, Limone sul Garda and Salò, are connected to each other, today as centuries ago, by a road that goes all around the lake, making the visit comfortable and undoubtedly stimulating from the landscape point of view for those traveling by car or motorbike.Lake Garda offers numerous opportunities for trips out of town, excursions, walks and cultural visits .

below are just some examples of the wonders that can be visited in the surrounding area ..........

The Scaligero Castle of Sirmione

The Sirmione castle is a suggestive fortress directly overlooking the lake, which is accessed via a drawbridge over the water. The 146 steps allow you to reach the patrol walkways and admire the whole surrounding area. Built by Mastino I Della Scala, the Castle of Sirmione is also linked to many legends, including that of Ebengardo and his beloved Arice.

31 minutes by car | 18,7 km.

the Caves of Catullus in Sirmione

"The Caves", as this Roman Domus was called before the excavations in the 15th century, are actually the well-preserved remains of a Roman villa built in the 1st century AD, and today considered the most important example of Roman Villa in the Northern Italy.

36 minutes by car | 19,7 km.

Desenzano del Garda

 It is a lively town centered around a marine basin and the piers where the lake steamers and hydrofoils leave for the towns around the lake. Not much remains of the castle that once crowned its hill, but Villa Romana, a Roman villa, has been excavated near the historic center and has impressive mosaics. The parish church has a painting by Tiepolo. With numerous bars and restaurants and convenient boat connections.

13 minutes by car | 8,8 km

The island of Rabbits, known as the island of San Biagio

Also known as the island of San Biagio, this tiny island is just a few meters from Punta Belvedere and the beaches of Manerba. Famous for its splendid waters, it is characterized by green meadows, cypresses and ... obviously small rabbits in the wild.

There are two ways to get to the island:

  • By ferry: from Porto Torchio it is possible to use this connection service
  • On foot: when the water level is low, you can start from the beach near the San Biagio campsite and reach the islet on your own.

The Vittoriale of Italian

This grandiose monument is a symbol of Italy's victory in the Great War. "A place where the sacred and the profane hold hands, a reliquary that preserves the memory of the fallen, a private cemetery where the beloved greyhounds rest not far from their master". Many call it the Vittoriale di D'Annunzio because they associate it with this important guest that the house had.
25 minutes by car| 19,2 km

Tremosine, the terrace of the Thrill and the road of the Forra

Shortly after Campione del Garda you can go up to the Borgo di Tremosine through what is considered the most beautiful road in the world: the road of the gorge. Indeed, Winston Churchill called it the eighth wonder of the world. It is a very suggestive road that I recommend you to do by motorbike, at least you will have the opportunity to fully enjoy the view. In the car you have to be very careful and therefore only those who do not drive will enjoy it. The road reaches the village of Pieve di Tremosine. Here you can impress and relax at the same time in one of the must-see attractions on Lake Garda: the Brivido terrace. It is so called because it is a terrace suspended in the void 350 meters high.

1 h and 15 minutes by car | 58,2 km.

Lake Tenno and the Tenno canal

Lake Tenno has waters of such an incredible color that when you are on its shores you will not be able to believe it. This small turquoise-colored lake was formed following a landslide around 1100 which blocked the course of two streams: the Ri Sec and the Laurel. I recommend that you spend at least half a day on the shores of Lake Tenno, perhaps even trying to bathe in its waters.
1 h and 22 minutes by car | 68,5 km