Sights at Lake Garda
Lake Garda is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Italy due to its diverse natural landscape and countless attractions. So, if you are looking for an active or beach holiday with the X-factor of culture and nature, you'll undoubtedly get your money's worth in and around the villages of Lake Garda!
On the shores of the Lake and in the hinterland, there is no shortage of breathtaking natural wonders, archaeological excavations or historic buildings. They guarantee all lovers of natural and cultural sights some unforgettable experiences and fantastic holiday photos.
If you'd like to explore the picturesque landscape of Lake Garda, this should be done on a hike, a walk or a bike ride along the shore and through the hinterland. The alpine-Mediterranean natural landscape has some impressive sights to offer here that have sprung up over the millennia. One example is the Varone waterfall near Riva del Garda, which opened to visitors in 1874. From erosion, the waterfall ran through a grotto and became a unique natural spectacle.
Also, in the north of Lake Garda is the Arboretum of Arco, in the middle of a beautiful park. Archduke Albrecht von Habsburg had the park landscaped around his villa. The arboretum is still home to numerous evergreen plants from all over the world. The park is ideal for a stroll and offers shady spots that are especially popular in the summer months.
Those also interested in culture and history will be thrilled by the offers throughout Lake Garda. In Dro you can, for example, look at the traces of the dinosaurs that lived in the biotope delle Marocche 190 million years ago.
In the area of the Punta San Vigilio, on the Monte Luppia, in San Zeno, Costermano and Malcesine, you can admire rock paintings from the Bronze Age. The remains of the Roman place of worship in San Marino at Riva del Garda are also worth a visit. Excavations from the Roman period and remnants of villas are also in Desenzano, Sirmione, Brenzone and many other towns of Lake Garda.
To enumerate all the sights and attractions of the area is almost impossible. In every corner you will find evidence of an exciting natural and cultural landscape, just waiting to be discovered!