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Garda

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 the streets behind the waterfront. At one end of the promenade is the large Villa Alberti which takes on the appearance of a crenellated castle. Lovely pavement cafes to while away the time in and in the colourful back streets it was a shoppers haven.

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sandysmith
Jun 14, 2008

Garda

Go to Garda! It's one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, for me. There is a lovely promenade by the lake and lots of nice cafes, the pier with colourful boats and imposant villas.
In the evening there is live music in few places.
The sunsets are charming.

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Aurorae
Jun 02, 2005

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The 12th century Garda gave its name to the entire lake, which until that time was called Benaco. Garda is an interesting town with lovely old houses, archways, narrow alleys and small squares.

The tourism industry is quite big in Garda. We only spent an hour there, since we changed ferries there and took a walk along the waterfront while waiting for the connecting ferry. Boy, so many hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops - but still it is understandable, since Garda and surroundings really are beautiful!

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tini58de
May 15, 2005

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Garda is an upmarket town on the east side of the Lake. We went there on a Sunday & felt decidly scruffy, I have never seen so many fur coats on parade! There also seemed to be some type of motorbike meeting going on along the north waterfront. Again the leathers of the bikers were immaculate!

Until the 12th century the lake was named Lake Benaco. Garda was such a popular town at this time the name of the lake was changed to Lake Garda.

This is a picturesque place, & felt very relaxing, meandering around the streets & the odd piazza.

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Aug 13, 2004
 
 
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Garda

Garda has a very long and nice promenade (pictured), the beach isn't that great though. It's very small and stony.

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Jul 31, 2003

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