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A trip to Lake Garda (Venetian shore)

A trip to Lake Garda (Venetian shore)

Lake Garda is the largest Italian lake and its waters bathe three regions: Lombardy , Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige . The enchanting landscape that surrounds it and the picturesque villages that dot its banks enrich the charm of the lake, among the most beautiful in Italy.

From the snow-capped mountains to the green hills, from the pristine islands to the lakeside where enchanting villages and ancient towns , Lake Garda is the ideal destination for nature, sport or art lovers. In fact, among the olive trees, palms, cypresses, lemons, oleanders and orange trees of Mediterranean vegetation, aristocratic villas and period buildings that tell the history of Italy are hidden.

Starting from Verona , here is what not to miss when visiting the Venetian shore of Lake Garda.

Peschiera del Garda

This fortified town has been included in the list of World Heritage Sites UNESCO together with other locations representative of the Venetian defense works between the 16th and 17th centuries .

The strategic role of Peschiera del Garda, hinge between the Serenissima and its dominions beyond the Mincio river, meant that the center was transformed into a real fortress city .

Even today, the mighty fortifications that enclose the historic center of Peschiera del Garda welcome visitors who, once they have crossed the ancient gates of the city, enter, full of wonder and amazement, into the historic heart of this village with such a peculiar appearance.

Gardaland and the other amusement parks on Lake Garda

In addition to unforgettable views, intact nature and villages frozen in time, Lake Garda also offers a series of modern themed amusement parks perfect for the whole family .

We start from the best known, namely Gardaland, the largest in Italy, with more than 35 themed attractions for adults and children which are enriched every year: the park is located in Castelnuovo del Garda.

Adventure lovers cannot miss the Caneva World theme parks: Movieland, dedicated to the world of cinema with shows, animation and reconstructions of film sets, and the Caneva Acqua Park, a true paradise of swimming pools for adults and children with slides , attractions and water games. Both parks are located in Lazise sul Garda.

The Parco Natura Viva , on the other hand, is located in Pastrengo, and is a zoo with more than 1500 animals of 200 different species from all continents . A perfect opportunity, even for children, to learn about and protect the world's animal species.

Lazise

The small village of Lazise is among the most beautiful in the whole of Garda. Lazise boasts the presence of monuments, historic buildings and places to see of great historical and architectural importance.

Every year the town records around 3.5 million visitors from all over the world. Among the things not to be missed in the village are the Piazza del Comune , with the iconic paved floor with checkerboard motifs, the Scaliger Castle and the small port surrounded by rows of houses with colorful facades. A magical place.

Bardolino

The Venetian municipality is located about 30 kilometers from Verona. Rich in things to see and undoubtedly very suggestive, this village overlooking Lake Garda is home to several buildings of historical interest and a lakeside promenade that will amaze you.

The aspect, however, that undoubtedly characterizes it the most is its historic centre , with the fishermen's houses built in a herringbone pattern, in succession starting from the beach towards the interior. Added to this are the streets built perpendicular to the beach , to facilitate the transport of boats from the coast to the homes (and vice versa) and facilitate the daily activities of families dedicated to fishing on Lake Garda.

Bardolino is one of the most beautiful villages to see on Lake Garda and is the ideal destination for an out-of-town trip to the lake starting from Verona.

Malcesine

Malcesine is above all known to most for its castle, a fortification that can be seen from a distance as you get closer to the pretty village bathed by the waters of Lake Garda. The Scaliger Castle of Malcesine , from the medieval era, dominates the village from above and enjoys a privileged position to admire the panorama.

Behind Malcesine there is Monte Baldo , with its panoramic cable car that takes you up to an altitude of 1760 meters above sea level, while in front of the village opens up the natural spectacle of a beautiful stretch of coast of north-eastern Lake Garda

If you like unusual places, don't hesitate to go to Cassone, a small hamlet of Malcesine , where you can see the Arìl River which, with its 175 meters in length, is the shortest river in Italy and is also one of the shortest in the world. Despite having such a short course, the Arìl River includes a waterfall and passes under three bridges before flowing into Lake Garda.

To be seen!

Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona

It is not exactly on Lake Garda, but a few kilometers away there is a place that is absolutely worth seeing: the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona . It is one of the most particular and fascinating religious buildings in all of Italy, reachable along a steep path that literally "climbs" along a rocky wall overlooking the valley below.

The path that leads to the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona will give you a dream panorama but it is upon arrival that you will literally be left speechless: at 775 meters above sea level, set in the rock, stands a church with a pale pink façade .

To see the Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona you will have to go to Spiazzi, in Ferrara di Monte Baldo . From here you follow the path known as the "Path of Hope".

Believe us, the effort of the walk will be rewarded by the unique and special beauty of the place!

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