TOP 5 THINGS TO DO
🇮🇹 Pick a lemon in Limone sul Garda – on the north west shore of Lake Garda. Limone really is picture perfect. Houses covered in geraniums and bougainvillaea, cobbled streets and quirky cafes
🇮🇹 Visit the hillside estate in the town of Gardone Riviera, the Il Vittoriale degli Italiani was the residence of the Italian writer, Gabriele D’Annunzio from 1922 until his death in 1938. The estate consists of the Priory, an amphitheater, mausoleum, boathouse, a battleship and plenty of landscaped gardens.
🇮🇹 Grotte di Catullo is a great day out, located on the southern shore of Lake Garda in Sirmione these ruins of a roman villa are a spectacular sight.
🇮🇹 In Malcesine take the Cable car (weather permitting) to the top of Monte Baldo which will give you the most amazing views of the area.
🇮🇹 Go on a boat trip. You cannot truly appreciate how spectacular Garda Lake – Lago di Garda – Gardasee is if you don’t see it from the water. The dramatic fjord-like Northern end of the lake is surrounded by towering mountains and the views are just spectacular!
WHERE TO STAY
🇮🇹 Great Value
Hotel Porto Azzurro, Sirmione
Hotel Sole – Riva del Garda – One of the most historic hotels in Riva Del Garda
🇮🇹 Something Special
Hotel Savoy Palace – Gardone Riviera
HOW TO GET THERE
🇮🇹 Fly direct from Leeds/Bradford International Airport.
🇮🇹 Like the water taxis, the public buses are run a great service around the lake.
🇮🇹 Spend the day in Verona, the train service runs frequently throughout the week making it easy for you to have a whistle stop tour of the beautiful city.
TRY THE TRADITIONAL FOOD
🇮🇹 Yota is a stew made of beans, sauerkraut, potatoes, ham and sometimes smoked ribs. This type of food is usually served with a lot of garlic and it stands out as a common main course.
TRY BEFORE YOU GO
🇮🇹 Visit our very own slice of Italy, the delicious riverside restaurant Buon Apps Otley