Situated in Italy's northeast, Veneto extends from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, by way of an expansive range of hills and a valley furrowed by rivers, canals and the Po River Delta. The typical scenery of Veneto's coast is the Venetian lagoon, and, right on this very lagoon stands perhaps the most unique city in the entire world - Venice, visited by millions of tourists every year. Yet all of the Veneto, a region with a thousand different faces, is the custodian of natural, artistic, and traditional treasures. Veneto expresses an extraordinary variety in its scenery: from the Dolomites, dipped in the crimson shades of the sunset, to the eastern shore of Lake Garda, long, sandy beaches alternate with well-known resorts such as Jesolo and Caorle.
In this spectacular natural setting lies a rich cultural heritage that renders the Veneto such a fascinating region, from its cities of art to the magnificent Palladian villas scattered along the Brenta Riviera. Veneto is also an ideal destination for a vacation of comfort and relaxation, thanks to its possession of thermal waters with their valuable therapeutic properties: the gentle slopes of the Euganean Hills are home to the well-equipped facilities of the Euganean Spas: e.g. Abano, Montegrotto and Teolo, where guests can combine treatments and therapies with pleasant excursions out into the surrounding areas.
Verona, in the Veneto region of north-east Italy, is one of Italy's loveliest towns, famous for its summer opera season. This has been a thriving and successful town for most of its history, and today smart shops and cafes fill the attractive medieval lanes of the historic centre. Verona is a popular day-trip from Lake Garda, and an appealing destination for weekend breaks or longer stays. There's a lot to see here, from Roman ruins to the so-called 'Juliet's balcony', and the town is also well-connected for exploring the surrounding area like Lake Garda, Vicenza, Padua and Venice. More info...
Useful information: Distance : Garda - Verona - 38 km, 40 min.
Information about Verona Card and places to visit free:
Venice has been a sought after tourist destination since, well, the moment the islands were colonized. The unique setting of the once great Serenissima
Republic, its culture, architecture, history and food, have attracted visitors from all over the world. The greatness of Venice past and present is well documented, but just in case you needed
some reasons to visit Venice, the home of the Film Festival and the Architecture Biennale, Swide has 20 things to do, places to see, and foods to try. More info...
To reach Venice from Garda we suggest to arrive to Chioggia by bus and take boat to Venice or to the Islands Murano or Burano
Distance : Garda - Chioggia , 162km, 1:55h
Duration travel by boat from Chioggia to Venice : around 1h30min
Sirmione is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the
shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy. The small historic town is located on the tip of a long peninsula protruding from the southern shore of the lake between Desenzano del Garda and Peschiera.
Sirmione has thermal springs and was a spa destination even in Roman times - you can visit some impressive Roman ruins at the end of the promontory. The town is in the province of Brescia, in the
Lombardy region of Italy. More info...
Distance: Garda - Sirmione: 37km, 53min
Tickets and info Grotto of Catullus -http://www.grottedicatullo.beniculturali.it/index.php?en/147/visiting
Rocca Scaligera - Scaliger Castle:
Entrance : Tuesday - Saterday : 8.30h - 19.30h, Sunday: 8.30h - 13.30h ( Free entry - Each first Sunday of the month)
Tickets: 4 euro; reduced: 2 euro for all people 18-25 years old from U.E. ; free of charge - till 18 years old
Malcesine is a small town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in northern Italy. It's a picturesque tourist resort
with cobbled lanes and a castle, crammed between the blue lake waters and the massive mountain ridge behind, Monte Baldo. In the summer months Malcesine is a hive of innocent hedonism, packed
with pottering holidaymakers gorging on ice cream and sunseekers draped along the lake shore. It's not all laziness, however, as the town's ferry connections to other lakeside resorts make it a
good base for sightseeing and the cable-car running up to Monte Baldo is a magnet for cyclists, walkers and paragliders. More
Distance: Garda - Malcesine: 27km, 43min
Cableway Malcesine: www.funiviedelbaldo.it/en
Castello Scaligero - Scaliger Castle:
Entrance : from April to October, every day - 9:30 - 19:30 from November to March , Saturday, sunday and holidays -11:00 - 16:00
Tickets: Adults Euro 6,00 /Children 6-13 y.o.Euro 2,00/Children Euro 5,00/Children under 6 y.o FREE, Groups with more than 10 persons Euro 5,00
Gardaland opened in 1975 and includes a Sealife, roller coasters and a hotel among other attractions. It's the main amusement park in Italy where to spend a beautiful day characterized by fun and strong emotions. A countless variety of attractions and shows is able to satisfy the tastes of children and adults, making the park a destination suitable for the entire family.
Leaps in the dark, trips in the past, immersions in fantastic worlds and dolphins and seals shows, delicious dishes and lots of nature…
Distance: Garda - Gardaland - 15km, 27 min.
Official Website: http://www.gardaland.it/resort/
Milan has been interesting and vibrant at least since it was the capital of the western half of the Roman Empire. It was one of the most glorious of the Italian
Comuni during the Middle Ages. It housed one of Italy’s most spectacular courts during the Renaissance. And so on. Leonardo da Vinci came from Florence looking for work and ended up staying a
long time and achieving quite a lot, like many others have done since. Having always been in the thick of things, Milano is gifted with an impressive part of Italy’s heritage: it is a great city
of art. More info...
Distance: Garda - Milan: 166km, 2h
Tourism in Milan : http://www.turismo.milano.it/wps/portal/tur/en
The island is a natural treasure made even richer by human intervention; it has always been one of the favorite visitor attractions of Lake
Maggiore, not to be missed if you want unparalleled views of the lake and its surroundings. Isola Bella is dominated by its sumptuous Baroque palace, along with a luxuriant Italian-style garden,
which reaches a height of 37 meters and is laid out on ten terraces. Many parts of the palace are open to visitors: richly furnished rooms and opulent salons embellished with priceless artworks.
You can reach Isola Bella from Garda by bus and by boat.
- Arrive from Garda to Stresa by bus (distance around 238km, 2h33min)
- Take boat from Stresa to Isola Bella
Tickets and info Isola Bella - http://www.isoleborromee.it/eng/home.html
Navigation - http://www.isoleborromee.com/index.php