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Garda is a small town on the east shore of Lake Garda and is one of the smallest (but most beautiful) towns in the region of Veneto. It is a picture-perfect town that boasts a stunning bay which is surrounded by the green mountainous territory of Lake Garda. It’s promenade is known as one of the best on the entire lake, and tourists love spending an evening here.
There is no better way to see Lake Garda than on a boat, so why not cruise the lake in style on the Siora Bianca Lake Garda tour, a beautiful antique ship where guests can enjoy some food and even a glass of wine! If you’d like to cool down, pay a visit to the beautiful Parco san Vigilo, a stunning olive tree park that has a lake-side pool for visitors to enjoy.
Garda is a destination that both couples and families will enjoy. There is so much to do around the area, making it a perfect location whether you’re a family who needs to keep the kids busy, or a couple who just want to relax in the sun!
The closest airport to Garda is Verona airport. Flights from Dublin to Verona operate 4 days a week during the summer, with an estimated flight time of 2 hours and 40 minutes. Garda is then around 45 minutes away.
To learn more about things to do in Garda, the best time to go and local info see here.
There are several bars in Garda where you can enjoy a drink in the evening. If partying is more your style, we would recommend visiting nearby Bardolino, the nightlife centre of Lake Garda where many nightclubs open until the early hours of the morning during the summer season.
There are many restaurants in Garda that serve the finest authentic Italian cuisine. The towns' seafood dishes are universally enjoyed by locals and tourists alike.
A great day out for the entire family is a visit to Gardaland theme park. This fantastic park is home to many rollercoasters and attractions that can suit all ages. Even the adults will enjoy spending a day here.
Relax on the beautiful Al Corno beach, a long pebble beach perfect for sunbathing or take a dip in the lake.
There are several stores in Garda selling various authentic Italian goods. If you’re looking to bag yourself some designer goods, we would recommend taking a day trip to nearby Verona which has an excellent range of high street and designer stores.
The Lake Garda Festival takes place annually in July and August. During this time there are numerous events, performances and festivities taking place in Garda and the rest of the towns that surround the lake.
The best time to visit Lake Garda is during the summer months. Not only does the region experience beautiful weather during this time with temperatures averaging in the high twenties, there are also numerous events that take place in Garda and the surrounding area making it a fantastic time to visit.
Euro is the currency used in Italy.
Garda is one hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).
As Garda is a small town, it is easy to tour by foot. If you would like to explore the many beautiful towns of Garda on your holiday, renting a car is recommended.