A holiday for everyone!
You will have the chance to partecipate to very important cultural events, like music and dance shows, important exhibitions and folk programmes, cheering up the visitors in any time of the year. And a rich choice of events and appointments is also given by the towns near-by, like Brescia, Mantova, Trento, Verona (Arena), Venezia, Bergamo and Milano.
Arena di Verona
Museo Santa Giulia
*VISIT THE AREA*
Moniga is the best base that you can choose to visit the area and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere!
In 10-15 minutes you are in Desenzano where there are the railway station that leads you to Venice or Milano and
the highway to go to Verona, Bergamo, Mantova.
From Moniga you can have a tour of the lake with all its villages like Sirmione, Lazise, Garda, Riva, Limone and Salò.
In 45-60 minutes you can also be on a mountain: reach Malcesine, take the cable and in 15 minutes you will be on the top of the mountain that overlooks the lake.
Absolutely breathless!There aren' t many places like that in the world!
Don' t forget to check the weather forecast before going there...you are on a real mountain!
If you love food, there is a delicious cuisine, simple and refined at the same time, which makes of genuine food its strong point.
lake fish, olive oil, wines, truffles, different kinds of cheese, pasta, are all tempting occasions for stopping in a fine restaurant
or in one of the numerous characteristic trattorias.
And surely a visit to a cellar or to an oil mill can't be missed, for discovering the typical products of the Garda region.
Tasting a good and fresh bottle of "Chiaretto" is another must: "Chiaretto" it is a wine that looks like a rosé, but its taste is different...drink safely!
And now a tip that none will tell you: during the summer go to eat to one of the many local "Sagra", that is where Italians go:
A "sagra" is a sort of festival organized by a town or a group of people of a town open to everybody, where you can usally eat, Pasta, Grilled meat/sometimes Fish and nearly - only on the west coast of the lake - always "Spiedo" that is a grilled meat cooked on the spit with a lot of butter, not very healthy, but very good!
Usually there are no waiters, you are the waiter, you have to pay and take the food on your table!
Please check 'Where to eat' paragraph
*FOR YOUR CHILDREN...AND NOT ONLY*
Do not forget that also your children will love to spend their holiday here:
there is the biggest fun park of Italy Gardaland, but also natural (Zoo-safari) and aquatic (Caneva) parks around the lake that
offer both adults and children unforgettable amusement.
Maybe you are a sportif than you will be able to choose between: golf, tennis, sails, windsurfing, kitesurfing, canoeing, as well as for all yachting, fishing and diving lovers,mountain biking or horse-back riding, trekking and long excursions in the mountains (always watching the lake) or also skiing in winter time!
Golf Club Arzaga
Golf Club Bogliaco
Boat to Rent
International Kart Moniga
Of course nobody likes to be on holiday when it is raining, but lake Garda has always something to offer!
You can spend a day in a Thermal Spa (Aquaria).
After a nice swim in the hot water (38°C) watching the lake, a massage will make your day complete!
And for your children, Gardaland built a real aquarium: Sealife!
nother option is to go for some window shopping:
near Desenzano there is "Il Leone" a 45,000 squared meter shopping mall!
Isn' t enough? Go to the the Outlet Shopping Village in Franciacorta, where you will be able to find the best brend (i.e. Dolce e Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Nike...) at a very special price!
In Brescia at "Museo Santa Giulia" you will be able to find one of the best art exhibition in Italy.
In the past they had Russian Heritage Paintings, Van Gogh, Impressionists (Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir) just to give you an idea.
If you love night life do not worry, you will find it: Discos, pubs, piano-bars, all are sure attractions for spending pleasant nights in this magic atmosphere, among the lights glittering on the lake.And fire works often lit up the summer nights.