Sitting proudly above the shores of the beautiful Lake Garda, in the Lombardy Region of northern Italy, is the wonderfully idyllic town of Desenzano del Garda. A Desenzano del Garda holiday is the ideal choice for those visitors who love being near the water, with a multitude of activities on tap and great attractions close at hand. Not only will a Desenzano del Garda holiday rental apartment give you stunning views of the lake and surrounding countryside, it will also come complete with all you need to have a truly relaxing stay.
A Desenzano del Garda holiday allows visitors to relax in beautiful, historic surroundings as well as providing a variety of things to see and do during the trip. Amongst the activities available in and around the town are diving, windsurfing, swimming, sailing, horse riding, golf, tennis, walking and mountain biking. Desenzano del Garda is also home to a fantastic archaeological museum, a castle, several Roman villas and the beautiful Cathedral of St. May Magdalene.
No Desenzano del Garda holiday would be complete without a day trip to the wonderful city of Verona, which is less than 30 miles away from the town. Verona is an ancient city which was largely destroyed during an earthquake in the 12th century, yet many great older attractions still remain. This includes a well preserved Roman theatre, the "Old Castle" of Verona and the Cathedral of Verona. Two of the most visited spots in the city are those that are associated with the characters of Romeo and Juliet. Romeo's house, also known as Montecchi House, is a stone's throw from the house of the Dal Cappello family, built in the 12th century and featuring a beautiful balcony where many believe Juliet stood!
If a Desenzano del Garda holiday is looking to be a very viable option for you then you will be eager to learn about the town's weather. The area benefits from a wonderful Mediterranean climate, allowing for relatively warm summers and cold winters. June through to the month of September offer up temperatures of as much as 29 degrees Celsius, for example. The winter months see the temperature fall to anywhere between 5 and 9 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for Desenzano del Garda is around 23 inches.
Starting off a Desenzano del Garda holiday is very straightforward. It is most likely that you will arrive at Verona International Airport (VRN) to begin your adventure, which is just over half an hour from Desenzano del Garda. There are several airlines offering cheap flights to Verona such as Thomson Airways, British Airways, Thomas Cook Airlines, KLM and Flybe. Passengers can leave from a good selection of UK airports such as Glasgow (GLA), Leeds-Bradford (LBA), Southampton(SOU), Gatwick (LGW) and Birmingham (BHX).