Lake Garda lies in north-east of Italy, between Brescia and Verona and it is one of the most visited spots in the region. The lake offers picturesque views and the towns around it are just stunning! Lake Garda is also where Brad Pitt often chooses to spend his vacation and a favorite place for Silvio Berlusconi, Vasco Rossi, Tiziano Ferro and the world-wide–famous model, Irina Shayk.
If you are planning to spend some days in Italy, why not spend them in Garda Lake, you may encounter Brad Pitt there, who wouldn’t like that? Besides that, the area gives an amazing authentic vibe of Italian feeling. If you have made up your mind, do not skip the towns surrounding Lake Garda.
Visit the best towns of Lake Garda
Sirmione is one of the most visited destinations on Lake Garda, and is located south of the lake. If you want to visit the whole city in more detail you have to spend a full day here. Sirmione is a very beautiful old town. You will find the city easily accessible, located in the middle of the tourist road between Milan, Verona and Venice. Every day trip organized on the lake stops here, so you will have a lot of company.
Malcesine is another gem of Lake Garda, within a magical setting, it is definitely one of the most beautiful cities of Lake Garda! The city is made up of narrow medieval streets, a beautiful harbor, small shops and cafes that invite visitors to stroll around and discover more beautiful places. Like most other places on Lake Garda, Malcesine has thousands of visitors walking the narrow streets of the city during the summer months. If it is your choice, the months of May, June or September are recommended.
Limone sul Garda
Most likely one of the cities with the most magnificent view, Lake Garda is Limone sul Garda, often called Limone. The colorful buildings and the view from the lake make it look like a fairytale city. The stunning road from Riva to Limone leads through several tunnels and you have picturesque views over Limone just before entering the city.
In Limone is a very beautiful promenade around the lake, and a quiet old town with shops, bars and restaurants. You can visit lemons and Malcesine or Riva at the same time. to travel to Limone, you can buy a ferry ticket to travel from here or book a guided tour. the duration is small and ferry fares are not expensive.
Riva del Garda
Riva del Garda is a charming small town, surrounded by cliffs and high mountains on the north shore of Lake Garda. If you decide to visit the area by boat, the view would be even more impressive.
Riva is a beautiful old town with narrow picturesque streets and many shopping and dining opportunities. As you walk down the street full of shops, you will not be able to resist at least some of the local specialties and traditional Italian gifts.
If you want to explore the surrounding Trentino region, Riva is a good base to stay in if you want to explore the surrounding Trentino region. If you want to spend one more day in this area, we recommend a walk in Val di Fumo. You will have a great time!
Take a boat trip – Lake Garda Cruise
If you are a boat fan, you can take a boat tour in the lake. Exploring the lake from the boat is another dimension! You will be able to spend a 4-hour cruise on Lake Garda to discover the majesty of the island of Garda, the wealth of historical evidence of the city of Salò or Sirmione.
You will reach Isola del Garda, near San Felice del Benaco after 1 hour and a half boat trip. Then you will stop next to Isola del Garda (the island of Garda) and enjoy its charm with the extraordinary villa, designed in the Neo-Gothic-Venetian style by the architect Luigi Rovelli.
After a photo break, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an aperitif in the middle of the lake! Anchoring in Salò Harbor. Here you can always walk with tour guides in the city center to admire the beauties of this small circle. then you can take your time to walk in the Italian streets, visit the cathedral and relax on the lakeshore. During this trip, you will also visit Gardone Riviera, Punta San Vigilio, and Villa Canossa.
A day tour around Italy’s largest lake is definitely worth it. You can visit some of Lake Garda’s most beautiful areas, such as Limone, Salò, the Sirmione peninsula, and the medieval town of Lazise in one day. What we suggest is a tour that includes a public boat trip from Salò to Sirmione and it will make you see this beautiful area from a different perspective. You will enjoy a 45-minute boat tour from Limone to Riva and during the excursion, you can see all of Lake Garda in one day. Your guide will tell you all about historical and naturalistic anecdotes.
Most instagramable places in Lake Garda
While being in the Lake Garda, try to get the best memories with you. If you are planing more than one day, you will be able to visit even the closest surroundings of the area. This city amazed people from all around the world and it has been a favorite destination for a long time. The towns around Lake Garda, the sightseeing, the narrow streets, the museums, the churches, and other attractions in the city will make your trip unforgettable.
Make sure you shoot some photos while on your journey and if you are looking for places to take Instagram-worthy photos, consider the following:
- Gardone Riviera
- Desenzano del Garda
- Isola del Garda