Lake Garda Holidays 2014

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Holidays to Lake Garda

With endless views of still, crystal clear waters, Lake Garda is not only the vastest lake in Italy, but also one of the most beautiful. Set against the alluring Morainic hills and boasting a typically Mediterranean climate, it won’t be long before Lake Garda holidays have you hooked.

From the truly delectable vegetation of olive and lemon groves to cypresses and fringed palms, this region is not only relaxing, but wonderfully beautiful too. Holidays to Lake Garda also provide some of the best water sport, hiking and skiing opportunities in Italy, making it a fantastically diverse destination where you can kick back and relax or quench your thirst for adventure!

Sit Back and Unwind

With stunning scenery, various adventure sport opportunities and a sprinkling of historical attractions, Lake Garda is ideal for those looking to soak up some culture, enjoy the outdoors, and unwind in the most charismatic of surroundings. Riva del Garda is one of the largest towns in the area while Sirmione is the place to head for historic sites. Desenzano is great for nightlife on Lake Garda holidays, with countless restaurants and cafes each serving up their own brand of traditionally prepared, Italian specialties.

As soon as you arrive you’ll be itching to get out on the lake, whether boating across on a leisurely sailing trip, or throwing on a wetsuit and getting stuck into a spot of kite-surfing or water skiing.

Book with lowcostholidays and enjoy fantastic views from lakeside accommodation, or stay in the heart of the lush landscape with one of the cosy hotels on the outskirts. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to rest your head, or to be mere moments away from the action and adventure that awaits you, there’s something to suit every taste.

Enjoy Life on Lake Garda

Rambling or biking through the surrounding hills of Lake Garda is the ideal way to soak up the scenery at its most resplendent. Those looking for a more chilled out experience will find that the lake’s edges hold endless shady spots in which to sit back and relax with a good book, as the adrenaline junkies zoom past on water skis and speedboats. A holiday to Lake Gardis one of those rare breaks that can be enjoyed in any number of ways, so jump right in - literally!

Back on dry land, the region is home to a large number of glorious golf courses, many of which are situated within the rolling, lush hills that surround the northern curves of the lake. Perfect for a late afternoon round before heading out for a bite!

If its culture you’re after, Lake Garda has it in spades with quaint clusters of medieval villages, Venetian style castles and sublime villas spread throughout the region. The northern portion of the lake is also in close proximity to the city of Verona, a destination steeped in literary history and home of Shakespeare’s most renowned, star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet.

Sailing and Stunning Scenery

Due to the year-round breeze that dances its way across the Lake Garda region, sailing is an attractive option whatever the season, and is a brilliant way to take in the stunning scenery at a tranquil pace on your Lake Garda holidays. Boats are available to rent from most of the lakeside towns, and are the perfect way to sail the day away.

On the western shore of the lake, the town of Gargnano is home to the region’s most imposing, grand and architecturally impressive villa, Palazzo Bettoni. Designed and built in the 18th Century, this incredible villa is a fascinating example of the region’s structural innovation, and includes miles of rambling, sun-kissed gardens to explore.

Lake Garda is also surrounded by a number of towns and cities with much to offer any adventurous soul. One of the most interesting and thriving of these is Bardolino, situated in the north of the region. With grand, historical architecture, miles of aromatic olive groves, lemon and orange trees and rolling vineyards, this city is as picturesque as they come, and boasts many divine restaurants making good use of the local produce.

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Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera

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Hotel Du Lac

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Gardone Riviera, Lake Garda

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Villa Giulia

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Gavardo, Lake Garda

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Hotel Enrichetta

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Desenzano, Lake Garda

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Flight + Hotel from £307.00 pp

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Hotel Il Melograno

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Sirmione, Lake Garda

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Flight + Hotel from £590.00 pp

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Attractions

From the calm shores of the lake to the breath taking seat of the Basillica Santuario Madonna Della Corona, there is much to make a memorable holiday in Lake Garda. The gardens of Parco Giardino Sigurta and on the island Isola Garda are also a romantic setting for an Italian getaway.

Activities

To see the sights without breaking a sweat, go horse riding in the surrounding hills, forests and mountains for a refreshing tour of the area. For something more relaxing and a chance to taste Italian culture, visit one of the local vineyards to learn more about the region and sample their produce.

Nightlife

In Desenzano, Lonato, and Bardolino there are several bars and clubs for couples that want to party, especially popular in the summer. Meanwhile there is no shortage of pleasant bars and restaurants around Lake Garda for those wanting to while away an evening together with Italian cuisine and fine wine.

Hotels

Whether you are looking for an exclusive hotel with all the luxuries or a quiet little spot along the lakeside to escape to, there is a superb range of hotels in Lake Garda that will leave you spoilt for choice.