LAKE GARDA Tour
Verona Transfer leads you to discovery of Lake Garda, one of the most appealing Italian locations, rich in history, culture, traditions and tales. On a one-day trip, various places can be visited on the shores of Lake Garda among those ones highlighted in the following overview.
Sirmione, the „pearl” of the lake, is one of the most coveted places of lake Garda, attracting visitors and holidaymakers all year round. Its heartbreaking atmospheres had been eulogised by Catullus in one of his poems since the first century BC.
Peschiera del Garda, located on the southern shore of the lake, is the westernmost municipality of the Province of Verona. Peschiera's origins are closely connected to its peculiar position at the mouth of the Mincio River estuary and date back to the prehistory.
Lazise is the first village you will reach on the Eastern shore of Lake Garda while leaving from Verona. It was a little independent municipality, whose economy was based on fishing and small trades. Nowadays it has become one of the major tourist attraction centres.
Bardolino's origins are very old, its roots extending back to the centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire and the earlier Barbarian invasions. Proofs of the Scaliger dominion are still visible in the heart of the village, in the small towers and in the ruins of the defensive walls. Thanks to its tourist residences, typical restaurants and pubs, popular coffee bars and discos both in the town centre and in the hills, Bardolino is now one of the most renowned tourist places on the Eastern shore of Lake Garda.
Punta San Vigilio, a small promontory and peninsula pushed out towards the lake, is one of the most evocative and romantic places on the shore of Lake Garda. The village has been built on the head of the promontory and includes a small port surrounded by protective walls and an ancient lemon-house, as many others that used to be built in the area in the days gone by.
Torri del Benaco . The name arises from the numerous watchtowers (torri=towers) that had been built for defensive purposes starting from the dark ages. These towers are the peculiarity of "Torri" - as the village is usually called by the locals - down to the present day. The castle dates back to the Scaliger age, as for the majority of the centres on the Eastern shore of Lake Garda.