Lake Garda – a car and boat drive around the Lake

Lake Garda

Enrico Massetti
Lake Garda

The use of fresh ingredients in Italian cooking seems to put the UK and the USA to shame. The joy of eating fresh tomatoes and excellent olive oil is without equal. It’s hard to travel anywhere in Italy without also enjoying the fine wines that are on offer. Drinking wine with a meal is very much part of the culture here. If you have previously visited many of the larger Italian cities, you can wonder how the region around Lake Garda would compare.

You can read in your guidebook that in the area there are mostly relatively small villages, towns, and resorts. It would be a trip that would be considerably different from previous visits to the country. You can opt to move around and visit as many of the lakeside villages as possible during your stay on Lake Garda. You will find thriving markets and restaurants in many of them.

This guide to a visit to the Lake Garda takes you in a clockwise car drive from Desenzano, touching in sequence all the small towns, including Salo, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano, Tignale, Tremosine, Limone Sul Garda, Riva del Garda, Torbole, Malcesine, Brenzone, Torri del Benaco, Bardolino, Garda, Lazise, Peschiera del Garda and Sirmione.

In addition, it outlines all the beaches on the Lake.

It also includes a one-day boat ride on the Lake that starting in Peschiera del Garda, then touches the towns of Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Salo, Gardone Riviera, Malcesine, Limone del Garda, Torbole, and Riva del Garda.

There are extensive descriptions and photos of the attractions.

It contains many reviews for the best-recommended restaurants at the location described.

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Lake Garda
Lake Garda

Lake Garda – A Quick Tour: If you are looking for a European tourist destination, consider Lake Garda located mostly in the Lombardy region of northern Italy.

Depending on your interests, this beautiful area might be an ideal vacation spot. You can get classic Italian food, and wash it down with fine local wine.

It is hardly undiscovered, but that shouldn’t stop you from going. With a little effort, you should be able to find some relatively untouched spots.

Be sure to read the companion articles in this series that present Milan, small-town Lombardy outside of its capital Milan, and the Lake Como district.

While people often think of Lake Garda as being part of Lombardy that is not entirely true.

This beautiful lake spills over into the neighboring regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and Veneto.

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