Lake Garda in northern Italy

Garda Town on Lake Garda

Garda is one of the main resorts at the southern end of Italy's largest lake. The small town, which gives its name to Lake Garda, is one of the most popular destinations in the Italy sections of the lakes and mountains holiday brochures.

The lakeside promenade of a few kilometres south to Bardolino makes a pleasant stroll with its views across to the Sirmione peninsula, while the more active visitor can scramble to the top of Rocca di Garda for a lovely view of the southern shore of Lake Garda.

What to see

The old town of Garda shows traces of habitation through the centuries, with the occasional villa built by a Venetian merchant, the legends of the Burgundians and the ancient rock etchings in the hills above the town.
LinkgraphicInformation about the history of Garda town
LinkgraphicSome photos of Garda town

Where to stay

Garda - suiting its position as one of the premier resorts on Lake Garda - has a wide range of hotel accommodation, whether the visitor is looking for a stunning view over the lake or a quiet position at the heart of an olive grove. More information about hotels in Garda town and other forms of accommodation:
LinkgraphicGarda Hotels

How to get there

If you are thinking of booking your own flights or visiting Garda under your own steam, then it's sometimes difficult to find good information for independent travellers. For a map and some advice about the best ways via car or plane try our travel page:
LinkgraphicGarda Travel

A view over Garda town
A view over Garda town