San Felice del Benaco is a charming town on the west coast of Lake Garda, close to Desenzano del Garda. It is a large peninsula in a quiet area of hills with olive trees and rolling green fields. It is blessed with one of the loveliest beaches on the lake called Baia del Vento (Wind Bay). Views across the blue waters of the lake from San Felice del Benaco look out on the Isola del Garda, which has beautiful gardens. The area also offers vineyards, boat trips and shopping. The cities of Verona, Milan and Venice can all be explored from your San Felice del Benaco holiday villa.
There are many trails around Lake Garda's hills which are ideal for walking and hiking. Cycling and mountain biking is also popular and the area frequently hosts bicycle races along the lake's west coast. The nearby Parc del Alto Garda Bresciano offers plenty of scenic trails.Boat Trips
The port at Salo offers many boat trips up and down the lake. Ferries are an easy way to reach other destinations on Lake Garda such as Riva del Garda at the north end of the lake.
The nearby beach of Baia del Vento offers a beautiful place to sunbathe, swim or enjoy watersports such as sailing, windsurfing and canoeing.
The Isola del Garda is the largest island on Lake Garda and has a beautiful Venetian Gothic villa with superb gardens full of acacias, magnolias, cypress and lemon trees and an agave cactus garden. It is privately owned but tours can be booked for a visit during the summer.Salo
The small village of Salo is just a few miles along the lakeshore from your holiday villa in San Felice del Benaco. Local shops and restaurants line the pretty waterfront and promenade. The Gothic parish church of Santa Maria Annunziata is well worth visiting, along with the Archaeological Museum and the Clock Tower.Verona
Further afield, the graceful city of Verona is a treasure trove of historic buildings including the roman amphitheatre just outside the city walls. There are several other roman relics around the Piazza delle Erbe, which was the original Roman forum and marketplace.
Lake Garda enjoys beautiful weather from spring through autumn with plenty of sunshine and around two inches of rain per month. Temperatures in July average 29°C (85°F) and higher whilst in winter temperatures drop below freezing at night.
The nearest airport to your San Felice del Benaco holiday home is the Verona/Brescia (VRN) Airport which is approximately 30 km away. Alternatively the Linate Airport (LIN) in Milan is 135 km away and has many regular flights from the UK and Europe.