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Holidays to Lake Garda

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Where to stay in Lake Garda

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4 out of 5
Via Piana 34, Sirmione, BS

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Center Aquaria Spa and Wellness Center and Scaliger Castle. Church of Santa Maria ...

3.8/5Good! (174 reviews)
Well-placed hotel, but in need of modernisation.

"The hotel is well-placed with a nice, clean pool area. Given its location, it's an easy walk to the castle and the main part of the town, the ferry terminal and the park. Breakfast was included, and consisted of a good range of cold meats, jams pastries etc but no hot food. There was an outdoor, ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2019

Appartamenti Primavera Sirmione
Appartamenti Primavera Sirmione
via XXV Aprile, 38, Sirmione

Situated in Sirmione, this beach apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Church of Santa Maria della Neve, Scaliger Castle and Center Aquaria Spa and Wellness ...

4.1/5Very Good! (26 reviews)

"Apartment was super clean with plenty of storage and equipment in the kitchen. The apartment itself is quite dated in its decor and could do with some modernisation. The view from the balcony was absolutely awesome and we couldn’t fault it. We stayed for 2 nights and were only provided with one small ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Jul 2020

Appartamenti Primavera Sirmione
Gardaland Adventure Hotel
Gardaland Adventure Hotel
4 out of 5
Via Palù, 1/A, Castelnuovo del Garda

Situated in Castelnuovo del Garda, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sea Life Aquarium and Gardaland. Movieland and Canevaworld - Aqua Paradise are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (441 reviews)
Great experience

"Great experience for the whole family and perfect to visit gardaland."…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2019

Gardaland Adventure Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top things to do in Lake Garda

Holiday at Lake Garda

Organising a holiday at Lake Garda will fulfil your heart's every desire: cultural events, sports, water sports, excursions, museums, villas and much more. This area offers something for everyone, as well as the chance to discover the history, culture and flavours that define Northern Italy. This destination is a must-see, thanks to the numerous holiday promotions for Lake Garda.

Located between Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige, Lake Garda borders the Alps to the north, where it wedges into the mountains. Indeed the north side of the lake is long, narrow and surrounded by peaks (most of which belong to the Baldo Range). To the south it widens onto the Po Valley, stretching out between the hills and gulfs of Peschiera on one bank and of Desenzano on the opposite bank. Lake Garda is divided into four large areas, each with its own special qualities, making it one-of-a-kind. The northern-most part is Garda Trentino. Moving clockwise you then have the Riviera degli Olivi to the east, Bresciana in the direction of the Po Valley and the Riviera dei Limoni to the west.

Desenzano is the best place to start out to admire the scenery, as it's the easiest city to reach on your journey to discover the region. Wonderful restaurants and high-end boutiques make this city perfect for both long and short stays. From Desenzano you can easily visit all the other cities on the lake by boat. Although Desenzano is one of the larger lake cities, the historic centre still rises around the old small harbour, surrounded by historic buildings like the Palazzo del Provveditore and the the former Palazzo Comunale (city hall), both dating back to the 16th century. The ruins of an ancient castle with quadrangular tower overlook the city from the heights. The Church of Santa Maria Maddalena is also noteworthy. The Riviera Bresciana features other beautiful views and evocative villages like Sirmione (famous for its location, the Scaligera Fortress and the Sirmione Castle ) and Padenghe. Here we recommend visiting the nearby Medieval Castle and the Church of Sant'Emiliano. Manerba del Garda, near Rocca Park, is another well-known summer destination, thanks to the S. Biagio Island, better known as Isola dei Conigli ("Rabbit Island").

The western part of Lake Garda is home to that strip of little villages between Limone sul Garda and Salò, and its name in fact comes from the cultivation of the lemon. Tignale and its six hamlets are absolutely worth a stop to visit the Montecastello Sanctuary, just below the summit of Monte Cas. The Alto Garda Bresciano Park and Tremosine are in the highlands and valleys of this area, stretching to Campione. Situated along the shores of a deep inlet, Salò faces the lake, protected by hills covered with cypresses and olive groves where you can admire the Palazzo della Magnifica Patria, the old town hall and the Duomo, the largest cathedral on Lake Garda. As you walk through the city you discover the villas and architecture which date back to the Italian Social Republic of Salò, like the Art Nouveau-style villas, Villa Simonini and Villa Amadei, finally arriving at the Casa del Fascio on the lakefront. Gardone is also lovely, known above all for the Vittoriale, the variety of its prestigious 20th-century residences and the Hruska Botanical Gardens.

At the foot of the Alps, Garda Trentino unveils a more mountainous setting. Olive and lemon groves give way to alpine flowers where Riva del Garda and Torbole guard the northernmost point of Benàco. Riva's main square, Piazza Tre Novembre, opens onto the silvery lake and the port tucked up against the picturesque old city. Be sure to visit Palazzo Pretorio, Casa del Comune and Aponnale Tower on the eastern side of the square. Arco, in the north of the plains of northern Lake Garda, is at the end of the valley, dominating from on high with its medieval castle and bestowing a breath-taking view. The Collegiata dell'Assunta awaits you in the city's main square.

Lastly, the eastern shore of Lake Garda is called the Riviera degli Olivi. Olives have been grown for here centuries amidst a landscape full of inlets, fortresses and castles. Near the port of Malcesine you'll find Palazzo dei Capitani, dating back to the Republic of Venice, and the Church of Santo Stefano. Thanks to the cableway, in just a few minutes you can go from the olive groves to the peak of Mount Baldo, enjoying the majestic view of the lake and experiencing the mountains with a plethora of excursions to choose from. Farther on, you reach the Gulf of Garda with its castle and ancient fortress that are worth a visit, both for the Gothic buildings along the lakefront and for the beautiful Palazzo del Capitano del Lago, where the Fishermen's Association used to meet. Bardolino, Peschiera del Garda and Torri del Benaco complete the area's unique offerings. Peschiera has played an important role in Garda's history with its two principle monuments - the Rocca ( Fortress) and the Comando del Presidio - products of military art. Instead in Torri, visit the Scaligero Castle with its ethnographic museum, the Church of the Santissima Trinità (Holy Trinity), and if you love art, Ca’ Turrini and Palazzo Mari.

The traditions and rich artistic heritage of these places are just waiting to be discovered. Castles, valleys and little harbours nestled between the gulfs and shores of the lake are the perfect backdrop for water sports, excursions, wine and food tours and city tours, meeting all of the tourist's expectations. Booking a last minute holiday at Lake Garda means discovering and enjoying the colours and aromas typical of Northern Italy which you absolutely can't miss.

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Frequently asked questions

If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Lake Garda holiday package?
Yes, you can. We realise things don’t always go to plan, so we’re here to help if you need to make changes to your Lake Garda holiday package. It may be possible to change or cancel your itinerary for free if you’ve booked in the last 24 hours. Your hotel, airline or car rental company may impose a fee if your booking was made more than 24 hours ago. Head to our Customer Service Portal for more information. Also, be sure to check your itinerary for the nitty-gritty on change fees.
Where should I stay in Lake Garda?
Sirmione is a terrific destination to include in your itinerary. Here, you’ll find well-known sights such as Scaliger Castle and Grotto of Catullus. Riva del Garda also attracts many wanderers eager to explore some of the best attractions in Lake Garda. Some of the best are La Rocca and Tower of Apponale.
What are the top hotels in Lake Garda?
Have a look at Villa Cortine Palace Hotel and Hotel Sirmione e Promessi Sposi. They’re top picks for lots of travellers to Sirmione. If Riva del Garda features in your travel itinerary, Hotel Lido Palace - The Leading Hotels of the World and Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort are two popular options.
When is the best time of year to visit Lake Garda?
Anytime is a fantastic time of the year to take a break in Lake Garda, but you’re likely to get the best deals in . Prices tend to climb in , so expect to pay top dollar for your hotel and airfares. Love sightseeing but don’t like lining up for attractions? Lock in your Lake Garda escape for . Typically, it’s a lot quieter than it is in .
How far in advance should I book my Lake Garda holiday?
While prices fluctuate, we generally suggest booking your seats as early as possible. Most international airfares can be compared on Expedia up to 12 months in advance. If you’re booking late, you might still get lucky. Cheap tickets to Lake Garda sometimes occur just weeks before departure.
What should I know before booking a Lake Garda travel package?
A package can be more affordable than separately booking all you need for your trip. For example, combine your hotels, flights and rental cars and save a packet. No matter your holiday plans, you’re sure to find a package within your budget.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Lake Garda holiday packages?
Thanks to our partnership with online lender Affirm, holiday makers booking via Expedia can now pay in small installments that won’t drain your wallet. Book Now, Pay Later and start planning your big adventure today!