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A stunningly beautiful lake, more than 30 miles long and partially enclosed by mountains

Imagine shores dotted with olive and lemon groves and cypress trees, basking in a mild climate...

This is Lake Garda - the largest of the Italian lakes. With scenery ranging from cliffs and the Dolomite mountains in the north, to gentler lands lying south, it has inspired such writers as D H Lawrence who described it as "paradise".

At the southernmost tip of this famous lake lies the small bustling town of Peschiera del Garda. With its canals and old town enclosed by fortifications, it provides a great base from which to enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake Garda or explore further afield.


Top holidays in Lake Garda


As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.