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Activities for when it rains

Finally, the time has come to start your holiday and devote your free time to your favourite holiday activities! Even those who aren't great athletes in everyday life, often jump on their mountain bike, make a climbing course or explore the resort on a beautiful hike. The weather can thwart any good holiday intentions leaving some of us hugely disappointed.

At Lake Garda, however, there's no reason to let the rare rainy day spoil your mood. The diverse leisure activities help you to put together an exciting holiday programme regardless of bad weather, and there's no reason to miss out on your favourite sporting activities.

Tips for happy holiday moods despite rain clouds in the sky!

Culture, museums and much more

An obvious alternative in bad weather is to visit an exhibition or a museum. In everyday life, cultural outings can be rare. During the holidays however, it seems more appropriate. There are numerous museums dedicated to a variety of topics around Lake Garda. Many in historic buildings, castles or fortresses, such as the museum in the Scaligero Castle of Malcesine, the Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone Riviera or the paper museum in Toscolano Maderno. Those who are more interested in modern art should visit the MART in Rovereto.

Culture is not only limited to art and history but also includes everyday lifestyle, such as typical products, regional recipes and traditions, which have earned their place in the museums and exhibitions of the area. Wine lovers should not miss the Wine Museum in Bardolino and the winery Zeni.

A museum of a particular kind is the MUSE in Trento. Here, scientific topics for the whole family are developed and presented innovatively and interestingly.

Rest & Relaxation in the spa

Another excellent and enjoyable idea for a rainy day at Lake Garda is to visit a thermal bath. The region is not lacking in thermal bath options! In addition to the spa areas of each hotel, there are also many public baths. In Sirmione, two first-class thermal centres are offering effective treatments for various health concerns. In Colà di Lazise there is a beautiful thermal park with a large green area. The water from the thermal spring has an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect and is recommended especially for skin problems.

Shopping malls and outlets

If a wellness day or a visit to a museum doesn't suit your taste, we recommend that you spend the time during bad weather shopping. In many towns, but especially in Affi and around Desenzano, Mantova and Verona, there’s a large selection of different shopping centres and outlets, where you can buy everything your shopping heart desires. From furniture to clothing to sports goods.

Active Sports

Are you an active holidaymaker who doesn't like to give up sports activities even in bad weather? Then you should visit one of the many climbing or tennis halls, an indoor pool or the Velodrome in Montichiari when it rains. In the many covered sports facilities, you can train until the sun is shining again and then dive back into your favourite outdoor activities.

Whatever the weather at Lake Garda, the wide selection of leisure activities and our tips guarantee the best holiday mood even on rainy days!

Updated: 19/04/2024

Belfiore Park Hotel  |  in Brenzone
Directly at the lake with private shore