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Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

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Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

HI, Can someone help me to decide... as we have already been to Riva del Garda, and so we are returning the second time on a driving holiday. I was thinking of staying in Desenzano del Garda, but read some remarks that it is quite small town....

Thou, we have not too many days there,, but would like someone opinion... I like to stay somewhere, with quite a few selections of restaurants, cafe,,, bars.. somewhere like Malcesine or Limone. So, between these areas, which one is best to stay please....Salo, Desenzano del Garda, Bardolino, Peschiera, or if you can think of somewhere even better.

We are driving from Lake como,,, staying in Menaggio....before we arrive to Lake Garda.

thanks.

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1. Re: Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

Have a look at Garda. Lazise is pretty, but smaller.

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Province of Verona, Italy
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2. Re: Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

Hi, Desenzano is actually the largest town on the lake and therefore larger than Riva (which is the second-largest). It has a train station on the Venice/Verona/Milan line.

However, of the other towns you have listed, I would say Bardolino would be my choice, or, as the above post suggested, Garda or Lazise.

What time of year will you be travelling?

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Lombardy, Italy
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Province of Verona, Italy
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3. Re: Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

I would stay in Sirmione, loads of shops and restaurants and imo the prettiest town on the lake, especially when the crowds leave in the evening.

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4. Re: Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

I would also suggest Bardolino or Garda, both ideally situated for easily getting around the lake. You can walk between the two towns which have nice lakeside promenades and a good choice of restaurants and bars with a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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5. Re: Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

Thank you all for your valuable comments. I would definitely try to take a boat trip to Sirmoine, as it has a beautiful view...and quite special the shape of the land.

Even thou, Desenzano is the biggest town of Garda, I have a feeling that Bardolino or Garda, is more better to stay as a base...am I right? But of all these name places, I will definitely visit them all.

Thanks again.

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Province of Verona, Italy
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6. Re: Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

hi I would also second Bardolino Lazise or Sirmione from our experience of day trips. I would love to go back and spend more time in each of them but we have always stayed in Peschiera, which is also a lovely town, as we love a particular campsite there...

any of the above towns are also in great locations for touring around...

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7. Re: Best place to stay in south part of lake garda????

Thanks,,,,still in process in checking the accommodations.

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