If you are wondering what to do in three days around the Garda Lake, this is the itinerary by witch you will enjoy a quick look around the Garda Lake visiting the goergeous landscapes and sunset that this place can offer to you. The trip is thought for spring or summer time. I did it in June.
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How to reach Garda Lake
The cheaper way to start our trip is to reach Milano Orio al Serio Airport, from everywhere you are coming I am sure you will able to find a cheap flight! Also Verona Airport is really comfortable so take it in consideration!
I started my tour from Desenzano del Garda then from the south!
The first of Three days around Garda Lake
Desenzano del Garda
What to do in Desenzano del Garda
Like all the Garda settlements, Desenzano too has origins since the Bronze Age. In the first centuries after Christ, the area became the residence of some Roman notables as evidenced by the villa identified in Desenzano in 1921 on the place where the ancient Via Emilia that connected Brescia to Verona passed. There are historic attractions to see:
Long your way you will meet the Restaurant L’incontro, if you are hungry stop there, then go ahead toward the center of the city. You will find a big parking area on you right, leave there the car a start walking in the pedestrian area.
Sirmione is partly set on a peninsula that is stretched for about 4 km in the low Lake Garda and it is an important cultural and health centre. Sirmione is famous for the unique charm of its old town centre, with its narrow and irregular alleys, for the Thermal Baths of Catullus, for the churches “Santa Maria Maggiore” and “San Pietro” in Mavino, for the ruin of the Roman Villa of the poet Catullus, known also as “Grotta di Catullo”. Take with you the suitswim it could be useful for a relaxing afternoon: Sirmione terme!
Bardolino is one of the most important and known touristic destinations on Lake Garda. It is located at the east shore of the lake about 30 km form the provincial capital Verona.
Numerous events that attract many guests take place in Bardolino on Lake Garda all year long: the Carnival of “Bacchus and Ariadne”, the Aperitif Under the Stars during the first days of August, the Garda Festival with a wide range of summer games and the well-known party “Festa dell’Uva e del Vino” and a lot more. Check out the scheduled events here!
What about the night and where to sleep in Bardolino?
The night is really full of events in Bardolino but if you are looking for a disco with a beautiful locatione I suggest you Hollywood! It is possible to book for a dinner on swimming pool and it is an amazing location!
The second of Three days around Garda Lake
Riva del Garda
The last of Three Days around Garda Lake
Tenno on Garda Lake
If you wake up in the morning and you have time you should reach this place for a fantastic breakfast!
Limone sul garda
The heart of the old town is the little harbour, the Porto Vecchio (‘Old Port’). From here, narrow lanes lined with tourist shops wind along the shore and up the slopes behind. There are pleasant and picturesque waterfront terraces, and plenty of places to eat and drink while admiring lake views.
Vittoriale degli Italiani
Surrounded by a large garden with views across the sparkling waters of the lake and the mountains beyond, the spectacular setting make the Vittoriale worth seeing for that alone. However, the beautiful surroundings are a complete contrast to D’Annunzio’s house and bizarre ambience.
Unfortunately you only have time for a coffee and you cannot visit other wonderful places like Salò, Moniga del Garda, lido Manerba and many others. This means you have to come back soon!