Lake Garda: Highlights

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FUNIVIA AND SEGGIOVIA MONTE BALDO

The views from the cabins of this panoramic cable-car and the 2000 m (6500 ft) peak are stunning.

SPIAGGIA SABBIONI

The beach in Riva is so big that, even at the height of the season in August, it is never overcrowded. 

CASCATA DEL VARONE

A waterfall not far from Riva – an impressive natural spectacle.

PIAZZA GIACOMO MATTEOTTI

In the evening locals pour into Bardolino’s main square for a stroll and a chat.

PUNTA SAN VIGILIO

One of the most elegant corners of the whole lake is near Garda. This luxury hotel has a bar down on the private harbour where the prices are not as horrendous as one might expect.

ARENA DI VERONA

Even if opera is not normally your thing, you should definitely see the open-air spectacle in Verona at least once. The atmosphere is superb and the vibrancy typically Italian!

GROTTE DI CATULLO

The Roman excavations in Sirmione are also a wonderful place for a stroll.

ROCCA SCALIGERA SIRMIONE

From the battlements of the moated castle in Sirmione you have a view over the roofs of the Old Town.

LIDO DELLE BIONDE

The lido in Sirmione is not really just for blondes – le bionde!

VITTORIALE DEGLI ITALIANI

The park, mausoleum and house of the writer Gabriele D’Annunzio – a cabinet of curiosities in Gardone.

SANT’ANDREA APOSTOLO

Wonderful Romanesque church in Toscolano-Maderno.

PARCO FONTANELLA

The atmosphere at this large beach in Gargnano on the west shore is like being at an outdoor swimming pool.

TERRAZZA DEL BRIVIDO

Coffee with a view: if you’re thinking of having a cappuccino on the terraces of this restaurant in Pieve, you’d better have a head for heights.

PROMENADE IN SALÒ

Look, no cars! Salò has the longest pedestrianised lakeside promenade.

WEEKLY MARKET IN SALÒ

A big market is held every Saturday in Salò on the south shore


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