Lake Garda: The “Small Sea” Between Plains and Mountains

Millions of tourists flock to Lake Garda, which is only two hours from Milan, every year because of its pleasant climate, charming mood, and stunning landscape, which includes winding roads along the coast, Renaissance houses, Romanesque hamlets, and tiny villages. This largest lake in Italy is one of the most popular travel destinations in the nation. It is surrounded by three regions: Lombardy, Trentino Alto-Adige, and the Veneto. A little sea with a nice squeeze between plains and mountains, Lake Garda has a breath of its own. It has villages with drooping roofs and dizzying vistas, a moderate environment suited for cultivating citrus and olive trees, a wonderful water sports facility, magnificent architecture, and a perfect location for foodies and wine enthusiasts. From the minute you land in Milan, you may embark on a Vox City self-guided tour. After seeing Milan at your own leisure, a Verona and Lake Garda tour from Vox City awaits you. It would be extremely unfair of you to come to Milan and skip seeing this beautiful Lake Garda.


Lake Garda is bordered by attractive villages, coastal resorts, historical ruins, harbors, parks, and nature reserves. It is distinguished by a pleasant climate throughout the entire year with Mediterranean vegetation, colors, and scents reminiscent of the sea. It’s a spot that can please all kinds of travelers, from those who love the outdoors to those who want to see historical and culturally significant locations to the more active travelers who can engage in activities like hiking and excursions and, most importantly, water sports because of its persistent breezes.

A visit to any of the 25 charming villages along the “Gardesana” state route, all of which are accessible by highway, is recommended, but the most well-known ones are especially interesting. All of these locations are linked by a regular ferry service, making water travel simple. Additionally, the region is noted for its top-notch wine and olive oil production. Custodian of exceptional culinary and enogastronomic perfection, Garda is the region that produces red radicchio, rice of the vialone nano variety, Lessinia cheeses, fish and Garda oil, and even pandoro and Amarone della Valpolicella, all typical goods that may satisfy even the most discerning traveler.

The west side of the lake:

Desenzano Del Garda is the most significant railway junction on Lake Garda and is relatively accessible by car (A4 Turin-Venice, Desenzano exit). It is also accessible by train. Well-maintained beaches with views of Monte Baldo and the Sirmione peninsula are available to tourists.

The Vittoriale degli Italiani, a house-museum honoring famed poet and patriot Gabriele D’Annunzio, is a landmark in Gardone Riviera. There, you can view mementos, aircraft, and the huge library that belonged to the author. Giancarlo Maroni, an architect, planned the complex of buildings, streets, squares, an outdoor theater, parks, and waterways constructed in Gardone Riviera between 1921 and 1938 as a tribute to the poet’s “inimitable existence” and the valor of Italian soldiers in the First World War.

The east side of the lake:

The Sirmione peninsula stretches into Lake Garda for roughly 4 kilometers and is located exactly halfway between the two shorelines. The presence of Roman and medieval ruins as well as the thermal springs make it a beautiful town with a strong tourism industry. In close proximity to Verona, there is also Bardolino, a bustling city with the typical maze of alleyways, shops, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs, and Garda, where it is worthwhile to visit the Pieve di Santa Maria in Garda, one of the region’s oldest religious structures, which features a stunning 15th-century cloister and some 15th-century frescoes. You can take a Vox City self-guided audio tour of both Verona and Garda, and use it as much as you like throughout your whole stay. Furthermore, the commentary is offered in five different languages.

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The rock carvings in the Torri del Benaco region should not be missed by history and archaeology buffs. Graffiti from different eras, most of which date back to prehistoric times, have been inscribed on a rock that has evolved into a sort of natural chalkboard as a result of glaciation.

Between sports, fitness and amusement

Thanks to the consistent winds, Lake Garda is a haven for a wide variety of water sports, land sports, and air sports such as hiking, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, and wind surfing. The sulphurous thermal waters of the world-famous Terme di Sirmione, as well as those at the gorgeous Parco Termale del Garda and the area’s more than 60 spa centers, make this the perfect destination to plan a wellness-focused vacation. Also, Gardaland, one of Italy’s major amusement parks, is conveniently located nearby, and it is home to some of the country’s most well-known attractions, such as roller coasters, simulators, and theme parks.


Vox City’s self-guided audio tour

By simply scheduling a tour with Vox City, your self-guided city experience will start as soon as you arrive in Verona or Lake Garda. Learn about the wonderful history of this charming city as you draw near famous sights including the majestic Verona Arena, Juliet’s house, and Castelvecchio. And if you want to learn even more about the background of this stunning Italian metropolis, you can always turn on your audio commentary. Also, you can take a break from sight-seeing to enjoy the many restaurants, bars, and shopping areas that can be found in and around Verona and Lake Garda.

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