- Soak up the Italian sunshine and ambiance on the bustling promenade
- A colourful and friendly resort with a deservedly good reputation
- Surrounded by greenery and set in a sheltered bay on the eastern shores of Lake Garda
• Coach transfer • Car hire • Private transfer
Verona · 44km · 1 hour
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So what's it like?
With a wide sheltered bay, Garda enjoys an idyllic position on the eastern edge of Lake Garda. A long traffic-free promenade lies beside the lake with colourful cafés, open-air restaurants and many bars and boutiques. At night the promenade is thronged with strollers as restaurants, romantic candlelit bars and ice cream parlours become the focus of life.
Relax and discover
The centrepiece of the town is the Venetian Palazzo del Capitano, once at the heart of a bustling harbour and now in the main piazza on the lakefront. In honour of Garda's roots as a fishing port, the town holds a Sardine festival every July. The market comes to town on Fridays, pay a visit to snap up some Italian leather or gourmet delicacies without breaking the bank. The parish church, Santa Maria Assunta is also worth a visit, not least to see the 16th century cloisters shielding ancient frescoes from the elements.
Lake Garda is a beautiful location for your special day and the town of Garda allows you to get the best of all on offer in the area. Weddings can take place in the town hall in Garda or in the nearby resort of Torri del Benaco where the ceremony can be held in various locations within the castle. Romeo and Juliet's Verona is also close by for some extra romance.
If you've not got time for a week long holiday, or just fancy a few extra days away, then our short breaks are the perfect choice. 3 and 4 night short breaks are available in Garda at the Hotel La Perla, Hotel Sole and Hotel Terminus.
If you want to experience the Lake and some of the highlights of the surrounding area, try our Classic Italian Discovery Package. Stay at the Hotel La Perla in Garda, and take in the scenery of the Dolomite mountains, immerse yourself in the culture of Venice and explore the beautiful city of Verona. Must book by 30 April 2014. Available for summer 2014 departure dates only.
Garda awakens at night and offers a great selection of lively bars, delicious restaurants and tasty ice cream parlours. The action is centred around the lake front and the maze of narrow streets and squares found behind. If you are looking for somewhere special for dinner, take a trip to 'La Cross' Osteria for taste of Veronese cuisine amongst the locals.
A pleasant, traffic-free, 3km walk along the lakeside links the villages of Garda and Bardolino. There is a fast and frequent ferry service linking Garda with other resorts.
If you want to get away from it all, but can't spare seven days, we have three and four night short breaks available in Garda at the Hotel La Perla, Hotel Sole and Hotel Terminus and the short transfer means you'll be able to make the absolute most out of your time in Italy.
Twin centre suggestion
Why not combine a stay at the Hotel La Perla in Garda with a stay at the Hotel Garda in Riva, a fantastic way to experience the contrasts between the northern and southern ends of Lake Garda. Transfer to your second centre is by coach or minibus and may be via Verona Airport.
Lake Garda is a beautiful location for your most special day and the town of Garda allows you to get the best of all on offer in the area. Romeo and Juliet's Verona is close by for some extra romance or simply sit back a sample the fabulous local produce. Take a look online for our handpicked selection of gorgeous ceremony venues, or contact our Weddings team on 0871 230 8123
Special offers for Summer 2013
Pre-book any two full day excursions per person and receive a €20 discount in resort for use against a third excursion of your choice. Pre-book any three full day excursions per person and receive a €30 discount in resort for use against a fourth excursion of your choice.