Passionate about food and fine wines
Lake Garda holidays will greet you with some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere on earth. The glistening blue lake, misty tipped mountains, and vibrant bougainvillea which engulf pretty villages that in turn are entwined in succulent vines with gardens drenched in shades of yellow and orange bring an explosion of colour to your eyes.
Lake Garda is in northern Italy, it is the largest and perhaps most famous of the Italian Lakes and has a number of exclusive resorts and hotels around its shores.
Narrower to the north the lake has a jagged mountainous skyline while to the south, the lake widens and its scenic enclave becomes more hilly. The precipitous surroundings are covered in lush olive groves, succulent vineyards and scented pine forests creating a panorama of fragrant colour.
Late deals to Lake Garda are perfectly designed for relaxing; soaking up the atmosphere and watching life on the lake unfold before your sun shaded eyes. However, it is very hard to resist the water based activities available such as boating, sailing and windsurfing.
Beaches are dotted around for that all important relaxation and you can choose to explore the stunning countryside by bicycle, pony or horse back. Ferries will take you around the lake for the perfect view of just how beautiful the scenery really is in this part of the world.
If you can leave the sunny banks of the lake behind for a while, then head to Malcesine and its stunning 13th century castle, or take the cable car to the summit of Mount Baldo, towering over the lake with a breathtaking panoramic view, don't forget to take your camera.
Families will love Italy's answer to Disneyland, called Gardaland it has gentle themed rides for the younger ones and nerve tingling roller coasters for the daredevils in the group. Located at Castelnuovo del Garda, just near Lazise in the south east region of the lake. This is also where you'll discover Canevaworld, an American styled park with a water park and Movieland which features a thrilling Rambo action show, a submarine simulator and a medieval show with jousting knights on horseback.
Lake Garda Tips
The currency needed for holidays to Lake Garda is the Euro
As you'd expect, the main language spoken around Lake Garda is Italian, however you will find most people in the tourist areas speak good English
Take a cycle ride to Cernobbio on Lake Como and you're highly likely to pass George Clooney's Villa
You're never far from the mountains on Lake Garda holidays so why not enjoy a trek or cycle through the old mule tracks, or even a spot of skiing during the cooler months
You can't visit a lake and not take a boat ride, choose from speedboats, ferries or even a steamboat for a leisurely sail around the water, seeing these wonderful lakes from a whole new angle
Back on dry land, getting around in a taxi can be quite expensive so its advisable to agree a price before you travel, but why not grab a timetable and try the local bus service instead, it's highly reliable and will take you to local places you may not otherwise see
Roads in the towns can get quite congested, so do as the locals do and stick to the water!
A jewel of the Italian Lakes
If it's some retail therapy you are looking for then most of the towns around the lake will be able to amply satisfy your needs, or head into Verona, where designer outlets vie for your attention and the latest Italian fashions are displayed in the Corso Zanadrelli centre. Garda and Limone are excellent for traditional souvenirs and Italian crafts and the lakeside market at Salo is an absolute must. Olive oils and fine wines are Italian specialities and must be tried while on holidays in Lake Garda.
Accommodation on holidays to Lake Garda varies greatly from luxurious hotels, cosy self catering cabins and back to basic camp sites. It's your choice between pampered luxury and getting as close to nature as you possibly can. It's common knowledge that the Italians love their food and different regions have different specialities, risotto is widely available in this area, usually either fish or asparagus, and of course in Italy, you are never far away from a pizzeria. Whatever your choice you can be sure that much passion has been put into the preparation of your food and hence meals are usually enjoyed at a leisurely pace late into the evening, are usually accompanied by a large glass of locally produced wine and completed with a leisurely stroll by the lake.
Nightlife is varied and has everything on offer from a glass of wine by the waters edge to vibrant bars and lively nightclubs. Leisure time is a major part of life on holidays in Lake Garda and the Italians certainly know how to entertain. Look for Lake Garda holidays at Latedeals.co.uk today.
Top Places To Visit
Riva del Garda
One of the larger towns on the lake yet stil with plenty of character. The easiest way to get here is by boat and the harbour is also one of the best place on the lake for sailing. Shoppers will also be impressed with the amount of designer labels this town has to offer.
Located to the south of Lake Garda, the largest town on the lake is also the best for shopping. It's wide streets are crammed with designer shops and the railway station means its very accessible too.
Again the best way to get to this north eastern town is by boast as the town is even more spectacular when viewed from the lake. Built into the bottom of the mountain and bedecked with flowers, don't forget your camera!