Lake Garda is full of quaint towns, mountain views, beaches, and authentic Italian restaurants (+ there are lots of things to do). We’ve created a map of Lake Garda highlighting some of the best towns to see whilst you’re visiting Lake Garda.
Lake Garda – Key Information
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and is situated in the northern part of the country.
Lake Garda (or Lago di Garda as it’s known in Italy) is technically part of three regions in Italy;
- Trentino Alto Adige
According to Visit Garda, 22 million people visit Lake Garda each year. With stunning mountainous views, historical towns, and some great food and drink (wine!), it’s really not hard to see why so many people visit each year.
Map Of Lake Garda
We’ve used Google Maps to create this map, so you can save it and share it easily. You will find some of the best towns to see whilst visiting Lake Garda highlighted.
Getting Around Lake Garda
Most towns around Lake Garda are connected via the bus network. However, you are best only using the bus if you are traveling on the same side of the lake.
If you want to travel to the other side of the lake, then getting a ferry across Lake Garda is your best option. Ferries are relatively inexpensive and allow you to see Lake Garda from a different perspective.
There are also numerous boat trips on Lake Garda that take you to various places across the lake, so this is a great option if you want to see multiple places around the lake. You can also hire boats on Lake Garda if you wanted to explore the waters at your own pace.
Lake Garda FAQs
What is the best part of Lake Garda?
We love the northern part of Lake Garda as here you will find mountains that are part of the Italian Alps, and the views of the lake and the mountains are stunning.
What are the best towns in Lake Garda?
Some of our favorite towns in Lake Garda are:
- Riva del Garda
- Limone Sul Garda
- Desenzano del Garda
- Peschiera del Garda
What is the main town on Lake Garda?
Desenzano del Garda is the biggest town in Lake Garda by population, with a population of 26,840. Desenzano is on the southern shores of the lake and has a train station with connections to Milan, Verona, and beyond.
What is the best month to visit Lake Garda?
You will get warm weather anywhere between April and September. The busiest months are July and August, so June is a good month to go as there are fewer crowds but the weather is still warm.
How long should you stay in Lake Garda?
There’s a lot to see and do in Lake Garda, so if you can we would recommend staying for at least 3 days. This should give you enough time to see the different areas of Lake Garda.
Some of our favourite things to do include;
- Visiting Malcesine Castle (+ there are lots of other things to do in Malcesine!)
- Hire a boat on Lake Garda
- Visit Sirmione
- Visit Gardaland (one of the best things to do with your kids in Lake Garda)
- Take a day trip to Verona