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Best place to go in lake garda

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Best place to go in lake garda

We are travelling to lake garda in September for our wedding anniversary,and have booked to stay in desenzano,however,I have since been told we should go to the north part of the lake? Any advice would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Best place to go in lake garda

I had a lovely stay in Bardolina. Very pretty, good restaurants, easy to use boats and buses and great markets.

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2. Re: Best place to go in lake garda

Different people like different parts of the lake. Riva del Garda is popular with younger people for the outdoor activities, water sports etc. and with people who prefer more mountainous scenery. However, if you are wanting to travel around the lake visiting various other towns then it may not be the best base. It is right at the top corner of the lake and although it is easy to use the ferries to get around the northern half, Limone and Malcesine, journeys further south can take up to 3 hours.

Similarly Desenzano del Garda is in the bottom corner of the lake and again journeys to the north can take a long time. There is a bus that travels up the western side of the lake to Riva del Garda and another that would take you to Sirmione or Peschiera del Garda. To get anywhere on the eastern shore you would have to take two buses or the ferry.

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On the eastern shore Garda and Bardolino have much better ferry services, taking you all around the lake. There is a bus that travels to/from Verona and all the way up the Lake to Riva del Garda. There are miles of lakeside paths for gentle strolls from one town to another. Both towns have pleasant lakeside promenades, lots of bars and good restaurants and a really nice evening atmosphere.

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The market travels around the lake so will you always be able to catch it somewhere. There is a list of market days on this website, as well as lots of information and photographs of all the towns the lake.

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Thank you for your advice. I will have another look at different parts of the lake.

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4. Re: Best place to go in lake garda

Hi Tepore,thank you so much for your help. I will have to re think Desenzano!We do not go to bars etc,so sounds like Desenzano is not the place for us. We like to visit other towns and then have a nice meal at night! I will explore other parts of the lake and see what is best for us.

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