The long, thin, unmistakable Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy, and also one of the most celebrated tourist destinations. Split through the middle by the border between Brescia and Verona, Italy, Lake Garda accommodation is perfectly situated to take advantage of the huge wealth of natural and man made attractions which adorn the area.
Entertainment is certainly not sparse on the Verona banks of Lake Garda. The stunning scenery and charming little towns which surround Lake Garda mean that just wandering slowly around village squares and the wooded banks of the lake is a pleasure in itself, but there are also a vast number of activities to enjoy from a Lake Garda apartment too.
Lake Garda itself is a haven for water sports. Sailing and windsurfing are two of the most popular activities, but you can also scuba dive, canoe or row. The banks of Lake Garda have now become synonymous with excellent quality golf courses too, so if you are looking for a round of golf, a Lake Garda apartment or villa is an ideal option.
Surrounding the rental accommodation of Lake Garda are the soaring peaks of the Dolomite Mountains, which are also sporting hot spots. Climbing has been a thriving activity in the mountains for many generations, but now mountain biking and paragliding are contenders for the position of most popular activity on the Verona side of Lake Garda.
As Lake Garda has been a centre for holiday makers since the Roman era, there are some beautiful villas, castles and baths from almost every era since. Castle tours, wine tours and gourmet food tours around Lake Garda are extremely good value, and there are some delightfully secluded spots to find. Although many Lake Garda holiday villas are taken by couples looking for romantic yet adventurous breaks, family holidays are very well catered for too. Around the shores of Lake Garda are safari parks, water parks, amusement parks and even thermal parks!
Verona City is a beautiful, historic city which was immortalised in two of Shakespeare’s plays. Build largely of pink marble, accommodation in Verona city is very striking and allows you to enjoy opera in the Roman amphitheatre, the marvellous shopping and abundance of days out in peace and space. If you can find Verona accommodation in June, you can enjoy the Verona Film Festival and some of the famous operas, which run from the end of June until the beginning of September.
Staying in Lake Garda holiday accommodation is ideal for relaxing holidays as your first sight in the morning and the last one at night will be among the finest views in the whole of Europe! With so many activities, such a range of interesting historical sites and magnificent Italian cuisine at every turn, Lake Garda holidays are almost unrivalled in Europe!
Outdoor activity holidays concentrating on walking, mountain biking or climbing in Lake Garda, Italy, are usually taken between May and June and between September and October, when daily temperatures hover around 26°C. In July and August, temperatures reach the 30’s (°C), which is a treat if you have taken Lake Garda holiday rental right on the shore.
Verona Airport (VRN) is located just outside the city, just 30km from the shores of Lake Garda. Villas and apartments on the shores are easily reached by shuttle bus if you decide not to take a hire car from the airport.