Discover the assets of the very pretty Lake Garda in the Italian Alps

Lake Garda, more frequently called lago di Garda, is a very famous tourist destination in Italy. According to statistics, around 7% of travelers to Italy would choose the shores of Lake Garda for their stay. With a total of 369.98 km², this lake is bordered by many small towns, each as charming as the next. Discover  in your turn the pearls that reserve this pretty corner between reliefs and waters.

Summary

  • Sirmione and its archaeological site Grotte di Catullo
  • Torri del Benaco and the Scaligero Castle
  • Limone sul Garda and its lemon orchards
  • Bardolino and its vineyards
  • Garda Island or Isola Borghese
  • Salò and its long promenade by the lake
  • Monte Baldo to gain height

Sirmione and its archaeological site Grotte di Catullo

Sirmione is certainly one of the most visited towns in the Lake Garda region. Its archaeological site Grotte di Catullo where it is possible to observe the remains of a Roman villa . You will also discover the very pretty Rocca Scaligera castle and its thermal baths .

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Torri del Benaco and the Scaligero Castle

Although the town of Torri del Benaco is one of the smallest on Lake Garda, we can assure you that it is worth a visit. Its main tourist attraction is the Scaligero Castle , the construction of which began in 1277. It is renowned for its impressive fortifications . This one offers a breathtaking view of the town center of Torri del Benaco, but especially of Lake Garda. You can also discover a church dating from 1769 in this same village. Besides that, it is a very peaceful place in which walks and breaks are very pleasant by the lake.

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Limone sul Garda and its lemon orchards

The charming Limone sul Garda also attracts crowds. Its reputation is mainly due to its pretty lemon orchards . You can also visit the lemon house, the limonaia del Castel , which dates from the 18th century. If you want to go a little further in your visit to Limone sul Garda, we advise you to go to the San Pietro church where you can admire frescoes from the 13th and 14th centuries .

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Bardolino and its vineyards

An unmissable step for all lovers of vines and more generally of wine! Its mild climate is indeed conducive to viticulture . This will be the perfect opportunity for you to taste the local DOC red wine .

Garda Island or Isola Borghese

More commonly called Isola Borghese or Isola di Garda by locals, Garda Island is located to the west of the lake. If this island is small with its 1.1 kilometers in length and around 70 meters wide, it has a rich history and a crazy charm that is worth the trip. You will see the magnificent Borghese Palace as well as majestic vegetation. In addition to this heritage, this will be an opportunity for you to take the boat for a few minutes and see the beauty of Lake Garda from the sea.

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Salò and its long promenade by the lake

Salò is the largest town west of the lake. It is therefore very lively and is perfect for strolling, especially in the evening. During the day, you will have the opportunity to visit the Palazzo della Magnifica Patria  and also a cathedral built during the 15th century.

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Monte Baldo to gain height

If you like beautiful mountain hikes, don’t hesitate for a minute to go to Monte Baldo. A cable car provides easy access. Otherwise, it is also to get there on foot by paths for the more sporty and the less in a hurry. This place allows you to cool off thanks to its height, but also to enjoy an incredible panorama of the lake .

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Mohamed SAKHRI
Mohamed SAKHRI

I am Mohamed SAKHRI, the creator and editor-in-chief of this blog, 'Discover the World – The Blog for Curious Travelers.' Join me as we embark on a journey around the world, uncovering beautiful places, diverse cultures, and captivating stories. Additionally, we will delve into mysterious and, at times, even bizarre destinations.

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