Lake Garda – The Perfect Holiday Destination in Northern Italy

Are you looking for a fresh and fun holiday destination? If so, Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake and water sports paradise might be just what you need.

The lake is located just 18 miles from the historical city of Verona and the clusters of picturesque villages around it are easily accessible by public transportation.

Lake Garda, Italy
Lake Garda by Marjolein Knuit

The spectacular view of the Italian Alps combined with the glittering expanse of Lago di Garda as far as the eye can see makes for a surreal atmosphere. Whether you want a romantic getaway with your sweetheart or an upbeat family holiday, Lake Garda will not disappoint.

Lake Garda holidays are popular as the area has plenty of historical sites, amusing attractions, breathtaking nature as well as plenty of opportunities for shopping, dining out and sampling Italian nightlife.

Lago di Garda from Monte Colodri, Arco, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Lago di Garda from Monte Colodri, Arco, Trentino-Alto Adige by Michela Simoncini

If you are planning a getaway for two, one of the many cosy villas or guesthouses would be a good choice. Whereas if you are taking time off with the family, a luxurious campsite complete with a swimming pool, activities for the kids and child friendly restaurants might be more your thing.

You can find your campsite e.g. on a site of Eurocamp.

Lake Garda, Italy
Lake Garda by Ampfinger

Lake Garda is perfect for undertaking a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, windsurfing, sailing, boating and fishing. The lake is also known to be an excellent scuba-diving destination, as its clear waters make it easy to spot the aquatic life below the surface.

Brenzone, Lago di Garda, Veneto, Italy
Brenzone, Lago di Garda, Veneto by Andrea Santoni

Adults will enjoy relaxing at the natural hot sulphur springs on the edge of Sirmione or taking a cable car ride to the top of the mountain overlooking the quaint town of Montebaldo, while kids can get their energy out in the Gardaland theme park, which is located on the southern side of the lake.

Lake Garda with castle of Malcesine, Italy
Lake Garda with castle of Malcesine by degreezero2000

Those who want to take some of the stress out of planning their holiday may want to take advantage of the services offered by an experienced holiday company like Keycamp.

Doing so means you’ll have your pick of all the best accommodation options around Lake Garda, without having to search the Internet for price comparisons, travel options and possible activities.

Lago di Garda from Riva del Garda, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Lago di Garda from Riva del Garda, Trentino-Alto Adige by Markus Bernet

This article has been written by Cassy Johnson, a mum and wannabe travel writer who works within the travel industry sector and occasionally writes for and

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