Discover three jewels in one Italian crown when you book a Lake Garda holiday, thanks to the Lake's stunning neighbours – Venice and Verona. Holidaying to Lake Garda opens up a world of stunning scenery, outdoor activities such as windsurfing, waterskiing, horse riding and mountain biking, vibrant cafe life and of course, mouth-watering cuisine.
Take a funicular ride to the top of Monte Baldo in Malcesine, and enjoy views of the shimmering lake and its bustling shoreline, before making a gentle descent to explore the winding alleyways, picturesque squares and al fresco dining of Limone and Torbole. Once you've seen what Lake Garda has to offer, why not take a day trip to Verona, a city made famous by William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Stand on Juliet's balcony overlooking a small courtyard, whose walls are covered in declarations of love from the millions of visitors, and imagine yourself as the star-crossed lover for a moment.
Stroll through the streets of Verona, taking in the Romanesque architecture, and end up at the amphitheatre for a spot of famous Italian opera before hopping on a bus or train back to the shores of Lake Garda. Next, pack a day-bag and take a trip to Venice, arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Make sure you take your camera! Capture the majesty of St Mark's Square, the splendour of The Doge's Palace and the Rialto Bridge and mystery of the Palace of Prisons. Venice really has got it all, whether you're looking for fascinating history, art and culture or fine dining, it is the destination of choice for many a discerning traveller.
Venice has inspired many novels, poems and paintings, and you will instantly see why as you stroll through the narrow streets, and experience the architecture and waterways from an authentic gondola. Stop for a freshly brewed Italian coffee, or a refreshing bowl of famous Italian ice cream, in one of the many cafes on St Mark's Square and watch the world go by in this simply stunning place – this is a magical place that you are bound to want to return to time and again.
As you travel to and from Lake Garda, you will take in the magnificent backdrop of the Dolomites mountain range, so why not enjoy the mild winter weather or the warmth of the summer sun by going for a long walk and finding all new views of the lake itself? Above all, don't forget that Italian food is some of the most delicious in the world and with only the freshest of ingredients making it into the restaurants and cafes, you'll be sure to enjoy fabulous food on every day of your stay.
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