Museums and monuments
Lake Garda and its surroundings not only offer its many visitors a beautiful natural landscape, clean and clear water for numerous water sports and mountains for hiking and climbing, but also many cultural treasures worth seeing.
On the shores of the popular lake and throughout the region are a variety of museums and monuments, which allows all those interested a journey from prehistory to modern times. Visitors can immerse themselves in the Roman, High Middle Age and Risorgimento periods, an era of conflicts and battles at Lake Garda. In addition to the historical sights, there are also museums that present topics such as fishing, local wine production or the favourite olive oil. Other exciting museums display the traditions of the past and current population of Lake Garda.
Among the most prestigious museums in the region are indeed the MART - the Museum of Modern Art in Rovereto - the museum of lake dwellings on Lake Ledro, the "Vittoriale degli Italiani" in Gardone Riviera and the city museum of Riva del Garda. Also, many museums are implemented within castles and fortresses of the area.
In addition to the many museums, the cultural offer is complemented by numerous monuments, fortresses, villas and castles, which you can combine with a stroll through the beautiful landscape.
The most beautiful historical buildings around Lake Garda, which are undoubtedly worth a visit, are the Grotte di Catullo in Sirmione, the Palazzo Pretorio and the Roman thermal baths in Riva del Garda. Also, there are countless beautiful places, idyllic harbours and historic bridges in the villages around the lake.
Lake Garda is a multifaceted holiday destination with a rich variety of arts and culture for all visitors!