Garda Lake is the biggest lake in Italy (160km perimeter) and one of the most famous lakes of northern Italy. Magical place to enjoy nature surrounded by mountains, charming coastal towns and a exquisite cuisine. After our tips to spend a magical day on Garda Lake, you’ll want to go there right now! 

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1. Fly to Verona

Close to the Garda Lake there are some of the most important Italian cities such as Milan and Verona. If your idea is to spend as much time as possible in the lake, you have to fly to Verona, it is closer. There you will have the opportunity to walk through the historical city center. It is very beautiful and you can visit the house of Juliet, mythical emplace in the Shakespeare’s novel ‘Romeo and Juliet’. 

[caption id="attachment_11741" align="alignnone" width="777"]La ciudad de Verona. La ciudad de Verona.[/caption]

2. Choose a boutique hotel

If your intention is enjoy the natural contrast between the wild nature and beach atmosphere of the lake, it’s better you choose a small hotel. On Garda Lake there are a lot of hotels, but most of them offer a boring touristic atmosphere, without charm or relax. Hotel Borgo il Mezzanino is the perfect place to spend your holidays. An old family house on the top of a hill with magical views, exquisite service and a delicious breakfast.

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3. Taste Mozzarella di Bufala D.O.P.

One of the best pleasures in Italy is gastronomy. The Italian cuisine is an experience that you can enjoy from the most exclusive restaurant to a street stall, everywhere it is delicious! Pizza al taglio is very famous in Italy, also pasta, wine, ice cream and the Mozzarella di Bufala Designation of Origin, as a special recommendation in the Garda area. A delight!

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4. Bathe in the lake

The lake waters are very cold because they coming from Alps. Take care if you want to swim there! But trust me, the bathing experience in freshwater is unique.

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5. Sunset in a small town

On the Garda Lake shores there are many charming towns. Small villages full of restaurants and shops very nice. One of the main towns is Garda, however there are other very beautiful villages like Sirmione, Limone sul Garda, Bardolino or Saló. These are perfect places to finish the day walking the streets at sunset. And then you can have a romantic dinner enjoying a good pasta and Italian ice cream.

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