The most visited towns on the lake are: Peschiera del Garda, renowned for its beach and its system of fortifications; Lazise, with its historical city centre and its medieval architecture; Bardolino,with the romanesque Church of San Severo, the hermitage of San Giorgio, the elegant villas and the many pubs for a lively night life; and Garda, dominated by the hill called “la Rocca” and the beautiful Punta San Vigilio. After Punta San Vigilio the landscapebecomes narrower, surrounded on the east by the impressive Monte Baldo and on the west by the striking Prealps of the province of Brescia.
The quiet town of Torri del Benaco is renowned for the Scaligeri castle and its splendid lemon orchard, the ancient Captain’s Palace, for the Berengario Tower and the small Church of Santissima Trinità.
In Brenzone sul Garda athletes and sport lovers can practise different sport activities like sailing and windsurfing and enjoy a unique vacation.
Malcesine must be mentioned as well, a picturesque medieval village, located at the foot of the Monte Baldo, characterized by a luxurious Mediterranean vegetation and renowned for its wonderful Scaligeri Castle. Thanks to the constantly windy climate, it hosts important national and international regattas. From the city centre, a cable way allows tourists to reach Tratto Spino (1.752 m), where the landscape is characterized by woods and offers a striking panoramic view of the lake.
Along the coast and in the hinterland, you feel transported to an enchanted place, among renowned tourist sites, ancient villages, inlets and small harbours, great villas and excellent flavours. Lake Garda is tourist destination which cannot be missed out and it represents a meeting point for people who love tourism, sports and social events. It has been a source of inspiration for famous travellers since ancient times, as it is testified by the famous sojourns of Goethe, Byron, Foscolo and Carducci.
Along the Veronese side of Lake Garda the landscape is characterized by vineyards and olive groves. The sweet and temperate climate favours the growth of cypresses, palms and oleanders which spread their intense perfume over the whole territory. This area is also characterized by splendid lemon orchards with lemon and citrus trees. The climate is similar to the Mediterranean one and contributes to render this area a feather in the cap for Italian tourism. In 2017 Lake Garda celebrated more than 13 million visitors, over the period from January to September. An important result, in particular considering the current
difficult situation of tourism on the entire Italian peninsula.