Just beyond Verona, in the foothills of the Alps, you’ll discover the wild beauty of Lake Garda. As Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda is renowned for both its scope and its otherworldly scenery: its aquamarine waters stand in stunning contrast to the snow-crowned Alpine peaks at its northern edge. Clusters of white boats dot its brilliant surface, while sun-drenched cobbled towns – complete with cypress trees and terracotta-roofed buildings – complete the picturesque scene.
Beyond the expected seasonal attractions – whether long lakeside walks or soothing mid-summer swims – Lake Garda offers plenty of unmissable attractions. Travel by cable car to the top of Monte Baldo; from this vantage, the lake’s hue is all the more wondrous. You can also make your way to the rocky ruins of Penede Castle, one of the region’s most historic sights.
A coach tour along the romantic Gardesana road is the perfect way to discover the exquisite towns that border the lake, among them Sirmione and Gardone. And no Lake Garda tour would be complete without a long afternoon in Garda Town, where you can visit a bustling local market, enjoy a sun-drenched lunch on the terrace, and immerse yourself in la bella vita.