Lake Garda - Things to do & Attractions

Top things to do in Lake Garda

Tour the Lake

The Lake Garda Tour is a great way to discover everything that Lake Garda has to offer. Take a panoramic boat trip on Italy’s largest lake and visit some of the beautiful towns and sightseeing spots such as Sirmione, Limone and Gardon.

Explore Italy

Like to do a little exploring on your holiday? Why not take a day trip to one of Italy’s most famous cities?

For culture, sightseeing and shopping take a Day Trip to Milan, or visit Venice by day or night to discover one of the most romantic cities in the world!

Hit the Beach

With almost 30 miles of wonderful sandy beaches around Lake Garda, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to places to relax and soak up the sun! Lazise beach and Punta San Vigilio are particularly beautiful spots.

Lake Garda – Quick Facts

Language:
Italian
Flight Time from UK:
The average flight time is 2 hours.
Currency:
Euros
Airports:
The closest airport to Lake Garda is Verona.
Opening Times:
  • Shops are usually open from 9am - 12.30pm and 3.30 - 7.30pm.
  • Shops are usually closed on a Sunday.
Temperatures:
Temperatures in Lake Garda range between 2°C in January and February to averages of 23°C in July August.
Telephone:
  • Country code: +39
  • Area code: 045
  • Police: 113
  • Fire Brigade: 115
  • Ambulance: 118
Electricity:
EU standard, 220 V

Lake Garda – Getting Around

Bus
  • There are two local bus companies offering regular services around Lake Garda. Azienda Trasporti Verona s.r.l. and Trasporti Brescia Nord.
  • Each town on Lake Garda has one or more bus stops that can be easily reached.
Train
  • The train is a quick, easy and cheap way to get around Lake Garda and to visit major cities like Milan or Venice.
  • Lake Garda has two train stations, Desenzano and Peschiera which are on the Milan to Venice (west to east) rail line.
Ferry
  • Most towns in Lake Garda are connected to each other by ferry boats.
  • Choose between a relaxing journey with sensational views of Lake Garda on board a small steamship or classic ferry, or take the faster option on a hydrofoil or hovercraft, which get you from place to place in minutes.
  • Car ferries are also available to easily transport your car to the other side of the lake.
Car Hire
  • Renting a car gives you more flexibility in exploring Lake Garda, especially as the north part of the lake road is the only way to get around.
  • Both international car hire companies and local companies can be found around Lake Garda.
Taxi
Taxis are plentiful around the main towns of Lake Garda, however travelling by taxi is only really advisable for short journeys as they can be quite expensive.

Lake Garda is well-known for its sightseeing spots, picturesque views and relaxing, tranquil beaches. Plus, with a with a variety of theme parks and attractions, you’ll never be short of things to do in Lake Garda.

Aside from the stunning scenery and Lake Garda attractions, there are plenty of water sports to try your hand at, including sailing, wind surfing, jet-skiing and diving!

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