Where lake and sky become one
The Pearls of Lake Garda
“Of the islands which in stagnant
Waters and vast seas Neptune holds,
Sirmio—the pearl of islands!—
Now my heart with you rejoices
Valerius Catullus - Carme XXXI
Here lake and sky become one
The exclusiveness of the lake
at your fingertips
The secret of happiness:
to mirror yourself in the water of the lake
Garda, a town on the Veronese shore of Lake Garda, has one of the most beautiful and best equipped promenades on the lake.
In the era of large shopping centres, the weekly market with its classic open-air stalls is still well attended and very popular. Garda is richly endowed with villas such as Palazzo Carlotti, Villa Albertini, Palazzo Fregoso and Palazzo dei Capitani, which is an example of the flourishing past of this town and its links with the Republic of Venice.
Punta San Vigilio, one of the most beautiful places on the lake, is located about three kilometres north of Garda. On this small peninsula there is a villa, a small church, a historical inn, a small port and the park “La Baia delle Sirene”.
Let yourself be surrounded
by the beauty of the lake
Fortified town between river and lake.
“Peschiera stands as a beautiful and strong fortress,” Dante remembers in the XX Chant of the Inferno, the Hell. Peschiera del Garda was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in July 2017 and preserves a rich and complex history: A fascinating belt of stone and brick surrounds this fortified town on the lake and river, where architecture, art and culture mix with long beaches and morainic hills where you can taste the area’s distinctive white wine, Lugana. The hinterland, rich in vineyards, is crossed by a wonderful panoramic cycle path that runs from Peschiera del Garda along the enchanting valleys of the river Mincio to Mantua.
The dream of the lake
begins with its water
Malcesine is characterised by its temperate climate which favours olive growing and the production of an exceptional extra virgin olive oil which is the pride of local producers. Those who love sunbathing can enjoy beautiful beaches, while sports enthusiasts have the opportunity to practice various sports such as sailing, windsurfing, cycling or hiking in nature. From Malcesine starts the state-of-the-art cable car that first takes tourists to the San Michele station, from where, in winter, it is possible to reach the ski areas on the summit of Monte Baldo. Certainly worth seeing are the Scaligero Castle, which you have to climb up to the tower to enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Garda and the Palazzo dei Capitani with its paintings and the small garden floating above the water, as well as the small harbour and the wonderful walk along the lake.