1. art, culture, Lake Garda and its hidden gems
The area is teeming with history; from Roman ruins, traces of the Venetian Republic, to the battlegrounds of Solferino and San Martino and the Italian Unification. Lest we forget Salò, Gardone,the hillside estate of Vittoriale degli Italiani, the spas of Sirmione, Peschiera, the fortress of Veleggio sul Mincio, Bardolino, Laziese, Garda and San Vigilio Point, Torri del Benaco, Malcesine, Mount Baldo, Moniga, Manerba, Garda Island, Limone, Varone waterfall and Riva del Garda, to name but a few.
2. Theme Parks
A by-word for fun for both family and friends, from the little ones to grownups. Don’t miss out and discover Gardaland, Movie Studios & Acqua Studios, Sea Life, Parco Natura Viva (The Living Nature Park), Giardini Sigurtà, (Sigurta Gardens), and Park Jungle Adventure.
A challenging setting for sport enthusiasts and adrenaline seekers; from road cycling, mountain biking, indoor race cycling, karting, clay pigeon shooting, sailing, swimming, trekking, running, and golf, the latter boasting the highest concentration of courses in Europe.
4. Food and Wine
The infamous extra virgin olive from Garda known for its unique characteristics both its subtle and delicate flavour needs no introduction. Coupled with the outstanding wine from the Riviera; claret, white and red, all together combine to form the spokespeople of Gardesanità, literally, “Gardenian Health”. A lifestyle rooted in our ancient villages, churches, chapels, gardens, and every hidden nook and cranny.
In short, a visit to the cellars and wine tasting is a must.
Choose from rustic, contemporary and elegant restaurants, all waiting for you to sample the delights of The Lake and our wonderful region.
5. The Area and Environs
Well located, with easy access, Desenzano’s infrastructure allows any guest to travel with ease throughout the famous towns and cities in the area; for instance; romantic Verona, Brescia and its grand exhibitions in the Santa Giulia Polo tournament or the Pinacoteca, Bergamo, Milan, Padua, Vicenza, Venice, Mantova and Trento are all but a short distance away.
Desenzano is known for its exclusive shops and boutiques, offering the very best of Italian design and the countless global fashion labels: a shopping district brimming with history, charm and tradition.
7. Entertainment and Relaxation
You will discover an abundant array of local haunts and hangouts for you to come and go at your leisure. Choosing Desenzano and Lake Garda will become your retreat dedicated to utter relaxation.