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Desenzano del Garda

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Desenzano del Garda

I have never been to this part of Italy. The comments I have read about Desenzano del Garda being very busy and young nightlife are putting me off slightly. Can anyone give me any advice on the suitability of Desenzano del Garda with children aged 8 and 13?

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1. Re: Desenzano del Garda

Hi, Desenzano has a very picturesque old harbour and historic centre. It is a good transport hub, but it is the largest town on the lake and is therefore busier than most towns.

There are lots of prettier/smaller towns to choose from but if you have already booked then there is probably no reason to change.

However, if you haven't yet booked (and given the ages of your children) you may want to be closer to either the theme parks at the south-east of the lake, or to the north of the lake where there are several water-sports on offer.

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It depends. If you are looking for leisure and nightlife, maybe Desenzano can lay claim the biggest offer of the lake. It's also very well connected (10 minutes by train) with Peschiera, town where all main theme parks (such as Caneva, Movieland and Gardaland) are located.

Instead, if you prefer peaceful places suitable for families, I think you should consider other locations.

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Desenzano del Garda being one of the largest towns has large commercial areas around the town and in the surrounding areas. I agree with Scozzese that if you haven't already booked you may find it better to be on the eastern shore nearer to the Theme parks and with easier access to Malcesine and the Monte Baldo cable car.

Caneva World and Movieland are actually in Lazise, Gardaland is on the outskirts of Peschiera del Garda.



Edited: 23 June 2014, 15:45
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4. Re: Desenzano del Garda

Thank you very much for your replies. Decided to go for it - mainly for budgetary reasons!

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