Desenzano del Garda, Lake Garda, Italy

Desenzano del Garda is the largest town on Lake Garda situated on the southern shore of Lake Garda. The town offers a number of shops, hotels, bars and restaurants and is one of the few resorts to be on the main railway line with direct access to Milan, Verona and Venice.

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Desenzano del Garda

The old town has pleasant winding streets leading up to the town’s castle and down to the lake shore, where there is a small peaceful harbour lined with cafe-bars, a larger marina is situated beyond this protected by an imposing harbour wall.

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Desenzano del Garda Hotels (?)

Mayer & Splendid Hotel Photograph of Mayer & Splendid Hotel
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The Mayer E Splendid Hotel is a classic and historical structure dating back from 1630 perfect for the holiday maker looking for that bit of class....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Europa Desenzano Hotel Photograph of Europa Desenzano Hotel
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With great views of the magnificent lake and easy access to surrounding towns, the Europa Desenzano Hotel is a great base for a stay in Lake Garda....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Active Hotel Paradiso and Golf Photograph of Active Hotel Paradiso and Golf
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The Active Hotel Paradiso & Golf is set amidst the 18 hole championship Golf Course and offers an extensive range of on site amenities....

Bonotto Hotel Desenzano Photograph of Bonotto Hotel Desenzano
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A small stylish hotel with minimal design, welcoming guests with a relaxing atmosphere. Perfect for those looking for a base for exploring the area. ...

Golf Residence Photograph of Golf Residence
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The Golf Residence is located on a gentle hill facing the Golf Hotel Paradiso and with a lovely view over the Mincio Valley. Important notice: 100.00 euros deposit required at check in, refundable...

Oliveto Hotel Photograph of Oliveto Hotel
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A great hotel for chilling with each room provided with a balcony that offers lovely views over the lake....

Parc Hotel Photograph of Parc Hotel
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An ideal choice for families looking for amenities suitable for children. The Parc Hotel situated in Castelnuvo del Garda, provides guests with 3 pools (indoor, outdoor and children's pool), 3 restaur...

Plaza Hotel Photograph of Plaza Hotel
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Families and couples who wish to be in a larger town near the lakes with varied facilities and superb views this comfortable central hotel is ideal....

Primavera Hotel Photograph of Primavera Hotel
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Primavera Hotel Desenzano Del Garde an intimate family-run property, offering a comfortable holiday for holiday makers to enjoy what the centre of the town contains....

Residence Eden Photograph of Residence Eden
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The Residence Eden is situate near Castelnuovo del Garda and Pescheria Del Garda and offers guests a selection of amenities, from the swimming pools (adults & kids), the playground, the tennis cou...

Residence Kristall Lago Apartments Photograph of Residence Kristall Lago Apartments
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This apartment complex has great views of the lakes and is suitable for couples and families....

Ziba Hotel and Spa Photograph of Ziba Hotel and Spa
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The Ziba Hotel and Spa is situated in a central location close to numerous golf courses....

Desenzano del Garda Reviews

Holiday Date:6th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Mayer & Splendid Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Great vibe in the resort. With lots to explore in the resort. Great harbour location. Great base to get ferry to other areas of the lake. Desenzano has a very good selection of restaurants to eat out.<br />

Holiday Date:10th Sep 2016
Accommodation:Europa Desenzano Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:Bed & Breakfast
(5 suns)

Excellent, a beautiful stunning place.

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Things To Do

For those seeking an active holiday Lake Garda is ideal, there are plenty of land and water sports available all around the lake. Sailing schools, dives centres and tennis courts are easily found, while waterskiing and jet-skis are only available in the south area of the lake where it’s wider and calmer and more suitable for these activities.

The southern end of Lake Garda is home to a number of challenging golf courses, most of which are within easy reach of the holiday resorts.

Rock climbing is a popular activity at the more mountainous north end of the lake in particular the town of Arco, with surrounding 2000 metre high mountains and over 2000 climbing routes its ideal for the advanced climbers, while training walls offer a great place to learn.

Out and About

The town is situated on the main railway line with direct trains to Verona, Milan and Venice. The train also stops at the lakeside town of Peschiera del Garda, one of the most characteristic towns of Lake Garda.

Whilst driving around Lake Garda is possible, narrow windy roads and limited parking spaces mean it’s not the easiest, the simplest option is across the water. There are a number of choices available; car ferry, the slowest option; hydrofoil, the quickest; motorised catamaran; and paddle steamer, though limited towns are covered, the paddle steamer is an ideal choice for a more leisurely journey.

The towns and villages around the lake offer an abundance of cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlours; good shopping opportunities too, where the larger the town the more shops and greater variety you’ll find. Most of the towns around the lake have a weekly market, and well worth a browse for the wide selection available; Desenzano del Garda market takes place on Tuesdays

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