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- Center Aquaria Spa and Wellness Center
- Clinica Pederzoli
- Scaliger Castle
- Fiera di Riva del Garda
- Mount Baldo
- Santa Maria Maggiore
- Canevaworld - Aqua Paradise
- Grotto of Catullus
- Lago di Garda
- Vittoriale degli Italiani
- San Michele - Mount Baldo Cableway
- Parco Natura Viva
- Sigurta Park
- Parco Zoo Safari
- Castello Scaligeri
- Roman Villa of Desenzano del Garda
- Malcesine - San Michele Cableway
- Jungle Adventure Park
Best hotels in Lake Garda
The largest lake in Italy and certainly one of the most enchanting, Lake Garda (Lago Benaco) is a popular tourist destination in northern Italy. The clear pristine waters of this glacier lake attract hundreds of both foreign tourists and local visitors each year. The town that likely gave the lake its name is well-known for its wine cellars, its olive groves and its natural majestic skyline. There are several other small towns that dot the shores of this lake, each one of them a jewel worth discovering. There are many ways to explore and enjoy the area around Lake Garda but no matter how you choose to explore this charming region, begin your journey from one of Hotels.com's Lake Garda hotels. With several different kinds of accommodations to choose from, Hotels.com can put you right in the midst of the most popular Lake Garda attractions or somewhere a bit off the beaten path - the choice is yours. Book your Lake Garda room ahead of your departure so you'll be ready to start your Italian adventure from the moment you arrive.
What's Lake Garda Like?
Once a private island owned by the Borghese family, Isola del Garda is now open to the public from April to October. Emperors and their queens, saints and sinners and lately several big-name film stars have visited the shores of this magnificent island. It is a place of rare and intoxicating beauty with a myriad of pines, cypresses and acacias purifying the air and giving it an indelible aroma all its own. The Rock of Manerba (La Rocca) rises high above the lake like a mighty and ancient sentinel. It has recently been designated as an Archaeological and Nature Park. The Archaeological Civic Museum of Valtenesi is housed in its visitor center where one can learn about the history of the region and view different ancient artifacts and relics of the site. The Castello degli Scaliger in Sirmoine is one of the most famous moated castles in Europe. Although it enjoys a unique fame, it is by no means the only castle in Lake Garda. One of the Lake Garda hotels on Hotels.com's website is the ideal place for you to begin your visit. With several different kinds of accommodation to choose from, you are sure to find the ideal place to stay in Lake Garda from their extensive list.
Tips for Getting along with Locals in Lake Garda
Take a midday or early evening stroll in just about any town along Lake Garda and you will notice the locals sipping their aperitivo as they sit outside bars or in sidewalk cafes. The aperitivo is a drink taken before a meal that is meant to stimulate the appetite. One of the most popular aperitivo is the Pirlo, a red or orange colored drink that is made from prossecco, sparkling water and Aperol or Campari. Drinking the aperitivo is a time-honored tradition not only in Lake Garda but throughout Italy. Do be sure to try it with one of the locals when you're visiting Lake Garda. It's a great way to fit right in. Hotels.com not only has a long and impressive list of Lake Garda hotels on its website, it also lets you find your own way around the area through the interactive maps. User-friendly and full of important information, you may find it to be the best way to get to know this popular destination - next to actually going there.