Spring at Garda Lake
The period between May and June, the lake shows its best, full of colors, flowers and perfumes. The air fresh for long walks on the slopes of the hills in the south and the mountains in the north. Time for long walking among the silver olive groves, to lay down on the green meadows and enjoy nature with the beauty of flowers in full bloom.
The splendor of the flowers at this time of the year develop their full beauty, we recommend a trip to the park Sigurtà, south of Peschiera or to the Botanical Garden Heller in Gardone or a further suggestion to the Botanical Garden of Novezzina of Monte Baldo. The Monte Baldo has been called in the past as Hortus Europa '- the garden of Europe-and has been visited and admired by naturalists and botanists from all over the world. Here are endemic floral species, named baldensis: as the name suggests, this species have been discovered for the first time on Monte Baldo and can only be found here - especially orchids. In addition to these types of flowers there are also medicinal and aromatic plants
Orchid Monte Baldo
... thousands of great and intresting reasons to be there!
Around Lake Garda, in addition to the classic beach vacation, you have got many possibilities for your holiday: Amusement parks as Caneva, Gardaland, Movieland, Parco Zoo Safari, a family vacation in one of the many Family Hotels or why not, in a Farmhouse (Agriturismo) where you are in touch with nature. Many Sports and Active Hotels which offer all facilities to store your Sports equipment as Mountain-bikes, Surfboards, Kayaks.... The possibilities are truly endless: sailing, surfing, trekking, climbing, mountain biking (MTB-hotels with all services you may need) , ...
Lake Garda is a great destination as well for Bikers which like to discover every little corner on their two wheels. Some Biker Hotels offer you small equipped workshops.
Especially to the south of the lake, where the hills are more smooth, the golf courses and the "Golfhotels" offer special conventions agreed for you directly with the Golfcourts.
Sirmione, the half-island ranking into the lake, as well as Colà di Lazise, are known for its SPA and wellness centres and for a relaxing holiday.
For young people who love the nightlife, the best destinations are Bardolino and Desenzano, but both are at the mean time elegant villages.
Young people that like sports and extreme-sports, should prefer the north as Torbole, Nago and Riva del Garda.
Limone is best for a relaxing holiday with a very nice historical centre and very nice family run Hotels. As well great luxury hotels.
Generally the West Side of Lake Garda, with its beautiful locations as Toscolano-Maderno, Gardone, Soiano del Lago, San Felice del Benaco, Padenghe, offers lots of high class Hotels and the customer is in average a bit higher classed.
You find Apartments a bit all over at Lake Garda. Some in Resorts, some rent buy private people or agencies.
... about Lake Garda...
Lake Garda (its area 370sqm, 2,5-17,5km wide and 346m deep) is the largest and most popular Italian lake. By the Romans is was called "Lacus Benacus". It is situated in the valley among the Regions Veneto, Lombardia and Trentino Alto-Adige.
Lake Garda is the ideal point of departure to visit the northern Italian Cities: in 1,5 hours you reach Milan and Venice and Verona, the town of Romeo and Juliet is only a 20 minutes ride from the lake.
The River Sarca in the north shore, as the main tributary, gives water to Lake Garda and in the south the River Mincio takes the water of the Lake into the River Po.
The east shore of the Lake Garda belongs to the Province Veneto and it is called "Olive Riviera" (Riviera di Olivi), the west shore of the Lake belongs to Lombardia and is called the "Lemon Riviera" (Riviera di Limone). The north part of the Lake is fjord-narrow and spreads onto the south. The north part is surrounded by mountains and appears to be a fjord. The south part, thanks its glacier origin, looks like an inland sea.
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April 22 nd to 29. April