5 reasons why Lake Garda is the perfect place for family holidays

Lake Garda is the perfect place for a family holiday, where you can find relax, fun, sports, excellent food and excursions between the lake and the hinterland.

The shores of Lake Garda offer a wide range of activities in every season, with high quality accomodation facilities, typical products of excellence , the proximity of some of the most famous theme parks in Italy, the breathtaking beauty of places such as the peninsula of Sirmione, the Bay of Sirens in Punta San Vigilio, the Island of Garda or the "Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone"; just only few examples of the coast of Brescia and Verona. 

Furthermore boat trips or excursions to the nearby cities of Verona and Mantua.
A simple holiday can become an unforgettable experience for a family, if lived on the shores of the largest italian lake …for five good reasons!

The mild climate

What makes Lake Garda special is the mild, Mediterranean climate on the shores of Lake Garda, which is shown by the vegetation consisting mainly of vines, olive groves and citrus groves. Lake Garda or Benaco is the southernmost of the Alpine lakes, the first easily accessible by those arriving from Northern Europe.

Its geographical position makes it a popular destination, visited every year by more than 20 million people. Its banks offer the possibility to practice sport activities in every season, such as sailing , golf , cycling….and so on.

Cultural and boat trips

The possible trips on Lake Garda are really endless and for families this means being able to indulge, for the joy of the boys. The most beautiful are the boat trips on the lake: different routes, touching the main coastal resorts up to the long navigation from Desenzano to Riva del Garda, in the province of Trento. The little ones will have fun in the small crossings and please don’t forget to take a trip to Sirmione visiting the Scaliger castle and the Grotte di Catullo.

In the hinterland we also recommend the cycle path from Valeggio to Mantua, along the river Mincio, a flat route for children , away from traffic and with the possibility to leave from Peschiera and return by train but also to stop in the characteristic Borghetto, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy with a medieval atmosphere.

Beaches as to the sea

You won’t have salt on your skin but on the beaches of the northern part of the lake, the water is crystal clear.

The beaches of Lake Garda have nothing to envy to those of the sea, both for beauty that for services , safety and cleanliness. There are many equipped establishments which offer sunshades, deck-chairs and sunbeds and a kiosk with entertainment; for those who love to relax in simplicity, there are also many beaches free of stones, sand or grass.

Around the lake you will find a beautiful variety of beaches suitable for relax and family fun. If in spring or summer you choose Lake Garda for your holidays we are sure that you will not be nostalgic for the sea…except for the salt!

The fun of theme parks

The Veronese side is a real “entertainment district” to the delight of children. There are many theme parks but Gardaland, in Castelnuovo del Garda is certainly the largest and best known; where you can spend a day of euphoria, between games and laughter. The colours and forms of aquatic life can be admired at the nearby Sea Life Aquarium. While lions, tigers, giraffes, crocodiles and many other exotic animals, gathered in a protected and ethically sustainable environment, are admired at the Parco Natura Viva in Bussolengo. 
For film lovers, the real temptation is Movieland in Lazise; in summer you can play on the slides and in the pools of one of the many water parks in the area, such as Canevaworld.
In Valeggio sul Mincio there is the beautiful Parco Sigurtà, a large garden with a path of about 10 km between flowers and plants, beautiful to visit in spring with the blooms of tulips, a labyrinth of hedges and the possibility of cycling by electric car or on the train

Relax and wellness centres

Finally to relax and enjoy the best of your holiday, you can enjoy thermal baths and wellness centres scattered throughout the territory, including hot springs, regenerative paths and beauty cuddles. Lake Garda is the ideal destination to regain serenity and new energy, even just on a weekend, taking advantage of relaxing treatments in one of the SPA, wellness centers or hotel with SPAS.
The charm of the place combined with the quality of services offered will gratify spirit and recharge your body for a new season.