Largest theme park in Italy - definately stop here with the kids (or if you're a big kid like me its fine too) with range of rides (30+ in total) and 6 roller coasters.
It's pretty pricey (around... more
Head to Malcesine which is a beautiful town at the bottom of Mont Baldo. The town in itself might be a consideration for somewhere to stay, but we just headed here to take the cable car up the 1800... more
Sirmione is one or probably the most famous place in Lago di Garda. So many tourists and so many nice shops (all type of shops and more...more than one can immagine). This is Castello Rocca Scaligera,... more
I think Torri was my most favourite resort in the southern part of Lake Garda. It is part of the so-called "Riviera degli Ulivi" (Olive Riviera) and was an ancient fortified city as its Roman name... more
Salo is the most charming of all the Lake Garda towns. Plenty to do and see for the visitor, but it doesn't feel like a tourist trap. A long, charming promenade curves around the beautiful bay of... more
In my opinion a rather disappointing experience. The long cue of the cars waiting to enter, the price (70 euros for 2 adults and 2 children), and the little animals seen.
By the time our car entered... more
Riva is at the far end of lake Garda and our choice of resort for a weeks stay in this area. I think it was a good choice as with car we had easy access not only to other resorts on the lake but to... more
Monte Baldo is beautiful nature resort overlooking the town of Malcesine in the northeastern side of Lago di Garda. You can reach it by foot climbing up, by the road driving the car, and by funivia... more
Beautiful and very attractive promenade of Desenzano is several kilometres long. It incluses pitoresque village of Rivoltella, which makes a part of Desenzano community. There are very good beach... more
Bardolino is a more modern lake resort but has lovely lakeside promenades (could walk into Garda from here if wished, or cycle. Lovely wide main pedestrianised street leading down to the ferry point... more
Garda is a pleasant walk from Bardolino along a set walking path - or a 10 minute hop in the car.
This is the town which gives the lake its name. I felt the town had more of an historic feel to it in... more
Driving from north to south along the Gardesana Occidentale, the first village you see after Riva del Garda. It lies under a huge cliff and it seems to be afraid of it. I am sorry for the bad picture... more
One and only male trainer was surfing on dolphin’s back. How difficoult can that be?
I don't know, but it looked impressive!
There were also seals doing amusing tricks with buckets, cute, funny and... more
Midweek, I was laying in the sunshine, the only sound being the water lapping against the pebble beach, and a family of swans 'honking' as they floated by.
The sun was sparkling on the lake, and the... more
The Borghese family opens its treasures for guided but limited tours.
Arrive there, by a local taxi-boat and enjoy this place of rare and special beauty - all in the middle of a top touristic place.... more
Gargnano is my favourite village in this area of the Lake. the walk along the shore is pleasant, with a line of orange tree that, despite the storm, were full of fruit. There are several shops where... more
The Pharaoh's treasure has been found. Many thousands of years have past since human footsteps have trodden on the sands of the desert that has covered and protected the magnificent tombs of the... more
Torbole is a smaller neighbour of Riva - just a couple of kilometres by road - at the far north of Lago di Garda. Indeed a promenade walkway runs between the two - takes about 45minutes to walk or you... more
Step down into the hold and enter the pirate world. The largest galleon of the seven seas awaits you and is ready to set sail towards an extraordinary adventure. Amongst the sailors are brave men,... more
The most famous monument in Malcesine is the Scaliger Castle which stands out from the edge of the rocky side of the town.
It is constructed from various periods of time and some of the oldest parts... more
Another place that is great for a stroll along the promenade. This is the more classy place on the western fringes with large grand hotels. The boat to here is very popular. This place is big enough... more
Tremosine is a Fishermen's village 300 meters VERTICALLY above the lake. In ancient times the fishermen had only an extreme path through the almost vertical rocks (you can use it still today) down to... more
Lago di Garda is a beautiful lake about 4 hours drive from Munich, Germany (we were staying in Munich at the time we traveled to Lago di Garda). It is a popular spot for people to go and windsurf.... more
The lago di Garda (lake of Garde is the largest lake in Italia. It has a warm climate as it is protected from northerly winds. This microclimate allows palm trees, lemon trees, cypress, oleander to......
In fact, it's a garden. Unsure what to open this page with I thought I'd share one of the treats I found simply driving along. You don't have to look hard to find this, it's right on the main road in...