The town of Garda, on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, is a beautiful area of lakeside scenery and outstanding natural landscape. One of the smallest towns in the region, it boasts a number of cultural attractions and offers a peaceful retreat for visitors to Lake Garda.
Garda has a beautiful town centre, with romantic squares and stylish villas. With its olive trees and oleander bushes, the bay of Garda is one of the more prominent landscapes of the whole of Lake Garda, and is a fantastic base for exploring the largest lake in Italy. Garda is known as one of the most characteristic towns of Lake Garda, with narrow streets to explore and a scenic lake-side promenade, as well as many important buildings and monuments. The Palazzo dei Capitano, a Gothic-style palace, is an impressive structure looking out over the lake. Once a harbour, it is now a busy central square and perfect meeting place for eating, drinking and enjoying the scenery. The surrounding olive groves and vineyards also provide plenty of days out, and the Rocca, a fortress dating all the way back to the 5th century, can be climbed to see some of the most spectacular views in the region.
The southern area of Lake Garda is flatter than the north, with larger beaches, encouraging a much more relaxed and laid back Garda holiday. The south is also slightly hotter than the north, making Garda an ideal beach holiday destination! The golf courses in the area provide a fun and laid-back way to enjoy the surrounding countryside, while the numerous footpaths and biking trails can be used to explore the regions further. Adrenaline-seekers can try out rock-climbing in the nearby mountains, or surfing on the lake, ensuring entertainment for everyone on a Garda holiday!
Garda is ideally located to explore the Lake Garda area, and indeed the rest of northern Italy. A great way to really take in Lake Garda’s beauty is to take a trip on one of the regular Navigarda ferries. It stops at most of the ports on the Lake's shoreline, allowing you to fully appreciate the size and beauty of the largest lake in Italy.
Another great way to see the scenery is to take the cable car from the town of Malcesine, which runs up the 5,643 ft. Monte Baldo. The view from the top allows you to witness the surrounding beauty of Lake Garda and is well worth a visit. If you want to explore further afield, Garda's location allows for exciting excursions to the major cities such as Verona or Venice, closer to the major road and rail links, ideal for a day trip in the region!
Garda holidays offer beauty and adventure in an authentic Italian town in the heart of the Lake Garda region. Book your trip today with easyJet holidays for flexible deals to suit you, and book your flights and hotels together for even bigger deals, so you can save more for your holiday!