The province of Verona in general and the area surrounding Lake Garda in particular are a great place to spend a weekend or a summer day outdoors. In these warm months, the breeze that circulates in the area is sure to be appreciated and even more when considering the many water sport activities, the cultural offer and the natural richness of the lake.
There are in fact many alternatives of leisure for everyone: from a relaxed day visit to the charming villages on the banks of Lake Garda to an exciting weekend of climbing. The lovers of good red wine can also make the pilgrimage in Bardolino, while lovers of history and literature will find in the lake an endless source of stories and inspiration.
Lake Garda has in its architecture and territorial configuration a large artistic and cultural heritage that is truly worth discovering. Places such as Sirmione, where lies an ancient Roman villa that still today retains much of the ancient structures. Among the things to visit, the Scaliger Castle. The peninsula where Sirmione is located goes into the lake, creating a wonderful background where the noise and tensions of the city seem farther than ever.
Poets such as Catullus have made of Lake Garda the still visible scenario of their creativity. The Grotte di Catullo, now remains of the Roman villa have been converted to an archaeological complex that you can visit during the summer months from 8.30 am to 7 pm from Tuesday to Saturday and from 8.30 am to 1.30 pm on Sunday. In modern history, the lake and in particular the town of Sirmione have hosted events such as the legendary meeting in 1920 between Ezra Pound and James Joyce, after seven years of correspondence during which the American poet did his best to support the career of the Dubliners’ author.
For a gastronomic tour of this wonderful area located only a few kilometers from Verona, start from the eastern shore of the lake: in Bardolino, the town that gives name to one of the most popular Italian red wines you can visit the cellars and discover the characteristics of this wine. Continue on your way to Peschiera del Garda, where you can enjoy typical dishes of delicious seafood.
If you are one of those who prefer a more active day or weekend of sports in Lake Garda, there are many options for you to choose from: you can practice sports such as windsurfing, horseback riding or trekking through the hills. You can also rent mountain bikes or motor boats, which will allow you to navigate the waters and make a stop in the most representative and most enchanting places of the shore.
Museums, ancient Roman cities, wonderful panoramic views and a wide range of fun activities await for you at Lake Garda in Verona. Whether you are traveling to the North of Italy with your family or friends or have organized a day trip with your partner, the lake will be the perfect setting for outdoor entertainment, the discovery of areas of amazing beauty and also an opportunity to taste the typical specialties of Verona.