Heller Botanical Garden


Villa Alba


Vittoriale Degli Italiani


Vittoriale Theatre


Arena di Verona


Garda Island


Gardone Riviera

Lake Garda’s attractions offer plenty of destinations to discover. Local monuments and entertainment areas, all mentioned in our sightseeing guide, will definitely provide you with things to do on Lake Garda during your stay.


Here is a selection of the best destinations for guided or independent excursions on Lake Garda offering the ideal mix of nature, culture and fun for the whole family:

  1. Scaliger Castle of Sirmione: The castle was built around 1250 by the will of Mastino I della Scala. Being one of the key attractions of Lake Garda it is still in perfect conditions. The whole building can be visited and offers beautiful views on Lake Garda which can be accessed via a drawbridge. The historic center of Sirmione can be reached by the main door of the castle.
  2. Gardaland and other theme parks: Gardaland represents one of best places to visit on Lake Garda for family entertainment. The park is located in Castelnuovo del Garda, near Verona, and offers numerous fairground attractions for young and old. There are other theme parks to visit around the lake such as Movieland (cinema theme park), Caneva Acqua Park (water theme park), Safari Park and Natura Viva Park (the last two parks are focused on nature and animals).
  3. Cathedral of Salò: Located at only 5 minutes from Gardone Riviera, this well preserved cathedral is an essential destination among excursions around Lake Garda. Dating back to 1453 it is designed in late Gothic style and contains a majestic organ and numerous art and craft works.
  4. Vittoriale degli Italiani: The Vittoriale is the burial place of the poet and writer Gabriele D'Annunzio. Everything in this place is dedicated to his literary work and to his person. Inside the Vittoriale there is a park, an auditorium, a mausoleum, a house museum and the ship Puglia, donated to the poet in 1923 by the Navy of the Kingdom of Italy “Regia Marina”.
  5. Limone sul Garda: known to the public for its many citrus groves, a visit to this village can complete your list of top places to visit on Lake Garda. In addition to lemons, kumquats, sour oranges, cedars and mandarins are grown in this area.

Contact the reception of Villa Sofia for more information on Lake Garda excursions: our staff will be glad to indicate you the best places to visit on Lake Garda during your stay.

Garda Lake

The Luxury hotel Villa Sofia on Lake Garda is an oasis of peace where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the park and relax near the splendid swimming pool. The hotel offers an efficient bar service with delicious snacks and drinks and a light lunch menu with tasty dishes that can be enjoyed by the pool.

In case you need a boat parking, a buoy is available at 700 m distance right in front of the Hotel Savoy Palace at a cost of € 15.00 per day.

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