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Why Visit Gardone Riviera?

Gardone Riviera is a small town on the western shore of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy which is found in the North of the country. The regions unique climate creates a beautiful landscape which makes it a popular destination for tourists visiting Lake Garda.

When visiting Gardone Riviera, be sure to explore the Vittoriale degli Italiani Estate. This is famous for being the old residence of Italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio, a former war hero who is well renowned in Italy for his literature. To see the real beauty of Gardone Riviera, make sure to visit Heller Garden, an oriental themed botanical garden that shows the beauty of the nature in the area.

Gardone Riviera is a quiet tourist location which is perfect for couples who enjoy laid back sun holidays. Saying that, there is so much to do around Lake Garda for families who are interested in a holiday to Gardone Riviera!

The closest airport to Gardone Riviera is Verona Airport. Flights to Verona operate from Dublin 4 days a week during the summer, the estimated flight time from Dublin to Verona is 2 hours and 40 minutes. Your holiday begins once you take a 1 hour 5 minute transfer from the airport to Gardone Riviera.

Things to do in Gardone Riviera


There is so much to love about a Gardone Riviera holiday.

  • Take a trip to the nearby city of Brescia, a beautiful city full of history.
  • Walk through the valleys of the Delle Cartiere Museum.
  • Explore the forest in the Rimbalzello adventure park.

Dining Out

There are many restaurants in Gardone Riviera serving fantastic Italian cuisine. The perfect place to enjoy come authenitc pizza & pasta.

For Families

Families will love a day trip to the thrilling Gardaland theme park. This park is renowned as the best theme park in Italy and has a range of attractions for all ages.


There are many stores in Gardone Riviera that sell various handmade crafts and local products. So you will be able to find the perfect souvenir.

The Lake Garda festival

The Lake Garda festival takes place annually in July and August. There are several events and festivities held in Gardone Riviera, as well as the other towns that surround Lake Garda.

Best Time to Go

Due to the fantastic weather that Gardone Riviera experiences during the summer, alongside the wide variety of festival’s and events that take place, it’s the perfect time to visit!

Local Info


Euro is the currency used in Italy.

Time Zone

Like the rest of Italy, Gardone Riviera is an hour ahead of Ireland (GMT+1).

Getting around

Gardone Riviera is quite small so the majority of the resort can be explored by foot. A shuttle bus to the local museums runs during the summer season. There are many ferry routes available, so it is easy to visit other Lake Garda resorts. Many tourists also opt for car rental so that they can explore further afield.