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Lake Garda Holidays in Milan

Visit Italy's largest lake to enjoy its landscapes and different activities

Best time: May–September

Lake Garda Holidays
Lake Garda Holidays
Lake Garda Holidays
Lake Garda Holidays
Lake Garda Holidays

Lake Garda is one of the best tourist destinations and is located in northern Italy between Milan and Venice. Stunning landscapes with mountains, palms, Italian vineyards, olive and citrus trees, fresh air and glistening water will surround you. While visiting the area, don't miss the chance to try the iconic cuisine of Italy—pizza and pasta cooked in a traditional way with olive oil.

The best time for swimming in Lake Garda is from May until September when the water is pleasantly warm. The best swimming spots are Lazise, Garda, Padenghe and the Toscolano/Maderno area. Besides, you can enjoy other water activities like windsurfing, boating and even scuba diving.

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What are some unique features of Lake Garda?

Lake Garda provides visitors with a range of activities suitable for all types of travelers. With vineyards, olive and citrus trees abundant throughout the area, visitors can enjoy a wide range of Italian cuisine such as pasta and pizza. With clear waters, swimming is a popular activity. However, visitors can also engage in windsurfing, boating or even scuba diving, making it a unique destination in Italy. Show more

When is the best time of year to visit for warm water?

Visitors aiming to experience warm water at Lake Garda should visit between May and September, with a recorded temperature average of 20-25°C. During this period, the temperature is ideal for swimming and exploring. Popular swim spots include Lazise, Padenghe, Garda, or the Toscolano/Maderno area for an unforgettable experience. Show more

What are the best activities to do in Lake Garda besides swimming?

Aside from swimming, Lake Garda offers a range of activities sure to keep visitors entertained. For those longing for adventure, windsurfing and boating are excellent options. Scenic bike rides along the lake shore or a visit to local vineyards for wine tasting are a perfect way to enjoy the picturesque landscape found at Lake Garda. Show more

Where are the best spots to enjoy Italian cuisine near Lake Garda?

Visitors have the chance to taste delicious Italian cuisine across many local restaurants scattered throughout Lake Garda. Peschiera Del Garda's fishing village provides ocean view dining for seafood aficionados. The picturesque town of Sirmione offers a range of cuisine outlets with an accompanying sunset view, perfect for a relaxing meal. Show more

What is the best way to travel to Lake Garda from Milan or Venice?

Private transfers such as taxis and shuttles provide one option for visitors traveling from Milan or Venice to Lake Garda. Alternatively, visitors can elect to take the train to nearby towns like Desenzano, Peschiera, or Verona before continuing with a local taxi or bus for convenience and ease of movement. Show more

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