Garda is the town that bears the name of Italy’s largest lake. It is located on the Veronese shore and is, with Bardolino and Lazise, one of the favourite destinations for visitors to the area during the summer season, and not only.This ancient medieval village is situated at the foot of the Rocca di Garda and borders the towns of Torri del Benaco and Bardolino.
Garda, like all the towns on the Lake, is also rich in history and traditions, witnessed by the various buildings and places of interest that you should not miss during your visit.
1. PUNTA SAN VIGILIO
Whether you are visiting Garda as a couple to spend a romantic evening, or whether you simply want to admire a sunset over the lake in all its splendour, Punta San Vigilio is just right for you.
It is a small peninsula that stretches elegantly into the lake, filled with a fascinating, dreamlike atmosphere where you can spend a peaceful moment immersed in the green garden of Villa Guarienti.
Punta San Vigilio and the Villa are one of the most fascinating places on the Lake and a much sought-after location for weddings and other ceremonies.
2. BAY OF THE SIRENS
Located near Punta San Vigilio, the Baia delle Sirene Park is the perfect place to spend a carefree day at the beach and in the sun by the lake.
Surrounded by nature, the watchwords here are relaxation and tranquillity, and the park’s numerous facilities are perfect for spending the day even with the little ones.
3. LAKEFRONT AND HISTORIC CENTRE
Full of narrow alleys and characteristic shops, the historic centre of Garda offers an atmosphere of yesteryear, displaying its old medieval charm. For those who love to enjoy the lake to the full, a walk along the lakefront is a must, admiring its characteristic harbour.
4. PIEVE OF GARDA
Also called Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta, this is one of the oldest churches in the Lake Garda area. Inside, one can still admire decorative and architectural elements dating back to the medieval period.
5. VILLA DEGLI ALBERTINI
Exploring Garda, the distinctive Villa degli Albertini and its red-coloured towers cannot escape view.
The garden of this ancient villa is rich in plants and flowers, and a visit to this unspoilt park is just what you need to spend a carefree afternoon.
6. ROCCA DI GARDA
If you love walking in the fresh air and you absolutely do not want to miss out on one of the best views of the lake, then don’t miss out on the numerous paths of the Rocca di Garda.
This small and charming mountain is located between Garda and Bardolino and its peak can be reached on foot or by bicycle, to admire a true spectacle from above.
If you enjoyed this walk of words, who knows what sensations a live visit to this unique and evocative village will leave you with.