Stretching between the Alps and the Dolomites, the imposing mountain backdrop frames the lake and provides the perfect playground for outdoorsy types. Hiking, mountain biking and watersports are all popular activities. Don’t miss a ride on the funicular from Malcesine to the top of Monte Baldo for breathtaking views of the lake.
One of the pleasures of the lakeside is exploring the picturesque towns that dot the shoreline. Spend your days village-hopping with easy transport links. Why not take a leisurely stroll around the cobbled streets of Peschiera or head to Sirmione to discover its 13th century castle?
Full of flavour
The rolling hills to the east produce the famous full-bodied wines, Bardolino and Valpolicella. This region flourishes with olive groves and fragrant lemon orchards. Be sure to dine al fresco in Limone and sample delicious dishes made with fresh local produce for a true taste of la dolce vita.