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Best of Lake Garda: places you shouldn't miss

Read all about activities and curiosities for your trip to Lake Garda, plus tips on where to sleep for an unforgettable holiday!

  • Immersioni
  • Canale Tenno
  • Andrè Heller garden
  • Garda-by-bike
  • Where to sleep
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Lake Garda is a true Italian gem. In addition to its famous villages, array of activities, monasteries and museums, we'll tell you about some experiences you might not expect, and definitely shouldn’t pass up, if you plan a trip to the lake!


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Are you a passionate diver? If so, then you’ll be happy to know you can indulge your passion at Lake Garda! And if you're a beginner, don't worry...  fresh water diving courses are also available for those new to the sport. 

Lake Garda’s deepest point reaches a depth of 346 meters and is located between Tignale and Castelletto. Temperatures are quite cold: in summer the surface is about 25°C and drops to 12°C at a depth of 30 meters. If you descend a little further waters reach 7°C! Temperatures aside, Lake Garda boasts a vibrant underwater ecosystem home to a variety of fish including pike, carp, perch and sunfish.

For your descent into the depths, don’t forget a good wetsuit, a signal buoy and underwater torch. There are several diving centers around the lake where you can try this wonderful experience, including certified diving schools offering courses for both beginners and experts.

The ultimate diving paradise? Porto San Nicolò in Riva del Garda. Here you can dive down to 40 meters and view the 2-meter tall statue of Jesus as well as wrecks from World War II.

A visita a Canale Tenno

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Considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy, Canale di Tenno is slightly off Lake Garda’s beaten tourist track and definitely worth a visit. Try to arrive at Canale di Tenno very early in the morning, or at sunset, when the colors are most vivid and the view of the lake is nothing short of spectacular! 

What to do in Canale di Tenno: lose yourself in the alleys and narrow streets amongst the grey houses, arches and breathtaking lake views. For lunch try the local dish of salted meat with beans and polenta!

If you’re planning a trip to Lake Garda in mid-August don’t miss the historical reenactment which takes place annually in the historic center: storytellers, fireworks, medieval costumes, parades and celebrations await you!

Andrè Heller garden

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Heller's Garden in Gardone Riviera is part of a national itinerary showcasing the most beautiful Italian gardens. An absolute must on your trip to Lake Garda, its remarkable and elegant grounds are utterly enchanting!

Throughout the ten thousand square meters of gardens there are botanical species from all over the world, from New Zealand to Japan, Canada to Africa. But that's not all: the gardens also host works by important artists such as Keith Haring, Mirò, Pongratz and Tezak.

Relax on a bench and admire the extraordinary beauty of this magnificent and unique garden!

The most spectacular cycle path in Europe

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In case you haven’t heard, one of the most exciting bike paths in Europe runs along Lake Garda. So why not go for a ride?

The Garda by Bike route currently extends 190 kilometers around the lake. Completion of the cycling path is slated for 2021, but in the meantime, some sections are already open to two-wheel explorers. In Brescia, for example, cyclists can ride 90 kilometers along the path through Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda and Lonato del Garda.

To the north, the stretch between Gargnano and Limone del Garda is truly spectacular. Approximately 27 kilometers long, it’s recommended for expert cyclists. In the province of Trento, another 7 kilometers wind along the municipalities of Riva del Garda and Arco, while in the province of Mantua the cycling path connects Peschiera del Garda to Pozzolengo.

Where to sleep on your trip to Lake Garda

Ready to head for Lake Garda to enjoy one (or more!) of these amazing experiences? Hurry and book your vacation today! 

For a holiday at Lake Garda we recommend one of our farmhouses in Soiano del Lago. Agritourism Gardahill is nestled in the tranquility of the countryside just three kilometers from Lake Garda’s beaches. The convenient location makes it easy to reach the most beautiful areas of the lake. 

The farmhouse offers many amenities including breakfast, an around-the-clock gym, jacuzzi (adults only) and a large garden with a children’s playground.

After a day of exploring you can relax in the agritourism’s swimming-pool, read a book under the weeping willows or go fishing at the lake. And in the evening? The farmhouse offers several spots equipped for an outdoor barbecue!

Go and see the photos of Gardahill now and contact the farm for your next trip.

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