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Excursions

The area which spans the north of Lake Garda up to the foothills of the Dolomites offers a wide choice of enchanting itineraries covering a range of cultural interests, history, art and nature, from the rugged alpine slopes to the warm colours of the mediterranean.

There is an endless choice of excursions reflecting the typical, local themes of the Trentino and Garda area for event participants.

Cultural tours and art cities

Riva del Garda

Riva is one of the best known destinations on Lake Garda and is situated in a magnificent position between Mount Brione and the "Rocchetta" on the north shores of the lake. A walk along the picturesque, narrow streets, the medieval city gates, the charming port, the ancient merchants' squares, "La Rocca," the imposing clock tower which dates back to 1200, the ancient and elegant palaces and the churches of varying periods in history.

Arco

During the Austrian occupation, Arco was embellished with parks and gardens, Liberty-style villas sprung up along with splendid palaces: The "Parco Arciducale" Arboretum, the medieval district, the Collegiata and Evangelical Church, and the Castle with its "play-room," decorated with frescoes from the 1300s. A tour will guide you to discover this small historically rich town.

Lake tour

A coach trip takes you along the Garda coast and includes guided visits to some of the most beautiful and typical towns. From north to south through three provinces: Trento, Verona and Brescia. Lazise and its mediaval walls. Sirmione known as the pearl of the lake because of Catullo poet, Salò located on the homonymous gulf sheltered from the winds and Gardone Riviera, a real botanic garden.

Rovereto

A lively, cultural centre that hosts MART, the international museum of modern art, designed by the architect Mario Botta. Numerous famous architects and artists have increased its beauty during the florid period of the Venetian occupation. 

Trento

 A town full of medieval and renaissance historical monuments, famous for having been the seat of the Trento Council against protestant reform. Trento dates back to Roman times and has always been a cultural crossroads, as it is situated on the commercial route which links the Dolomites to important centres such as Verona, Bolzano and Innsbruck.

Bolzano (Bozen) and Renon

To the discovery of the second province of the region and the high plain of Renon, which is characterised by the earth pyramids and gives you a breathtaking view of the eastern Dolomites. In the heart of the South Tyrol, Bolzano, (or Bozen in German), is a meeting point between Italian and German culture.

Merano and the Trauttmannsdorf Castle

Merano boasts a certain climate which, in the 1800s, made it an important tourist and healing destination. The old city centre stands out for its medieval porticoes and the elegant liberty style bulidings. The glacial peaks of the glaciers offer a natural scenery of rare beauty creating a happy contrast to the exotic plants of the beautiful gardens of the Trautmannsdorf Castle.

Verona

The city of Romeo and Juliet's love, the sinuous edges of Adige, the romantic medieval streets, the thousand impressive glimpses and the music... have always inspired unforgettable emotions. A pleasant walk through the ancient heart of the city: the Arena amphitheatre which is one of the best perserved in the world, Piazza delle Erbe and then shopping in the elegant Corso Mazzini and much more...

Venice

Venice is one of the most visited cities in the world and in 1979 it was declared a world heritage site by Unesco. By boat, along the canals of the venetian lagoon, arriving in St Mark's Square with its famous basilica and the "Palazzo Ducale". Walking through the characteristic alleyways of the city, crossing backwards and forwards on the many bridges, you will easily stumble across monuments, churches, museums and palaces, which house works by the most famous artists.


Lake cruises

Motorboat excursion Limone-Malcesine

A short motorboat cruise on the northern lake Garda with a stop-off at Limone, a typical village on the west shores of the lake, and Malcesine on the eastern side. These are two picturesque villages, boasting monuments which date back to Roman, "Scaligeri," Venetian and Austrian times and characterised by the special vegetation made up of olive groves, cypress trees, lemons and flowers of the most extraordinary beauty.


Excursions for nature lovers

Varone waterfalls

An half day excursion to discover some of the hidden gems in and around Riva del Garda: the visit of Varone Waterfalls a few kilometres from the centre, the tiny fortified village of Canale di Tenno and the wonderful little lake of Tenno.

Cable-car from Malcesine to Monte Baldo

An alternative way to discover some of the most breathtaking views of Lake Garda is by taking the cable-car from Malcesine all the way up to Monte Baldo, which is considered one the most beautiful natural areas of the Alps, offering a splendid natural terrace with views across Lake Garda, the pre-alpine area of the Veneto and Lombardy, the Padana plain and the Dolomites.

The Great Dolomites

A day to discover the dolomia rock's montains crossing the valleys of Fiemme and Fassa from which it is possible to reach the peak of the Pordoi Pass (at 2,950 meters) by the highest cable-car in the Trentino region. After a delicious lunch consisting of local specialities, the trip continues towards the Gardena Valley, famous for its wood sculptors.

Itineraries to see and taste

Tour of the wineries and castles of Vallagarina

The Vallagarina is a valley populated by castles. Discover the legends of these fortresses and experience the medieval atmosphere through different opportunities such as wine tasting.

To complete the explorative path, tasting a goblet of Marzemino or Moscato Giallo in the local wine cellars. To say some of them: Castel Noarna, Balter, San Leonardo, De Tarczal, Bossi Fedrigotti and Cantina d’Isera. 

Wine and gourmet tours

The gastronomy of the Garda Trentino region is made up of a diverse range of products and flavours which come from the lake and mountains. Each typical dish tells a story of the cultural blend of the Tyrol, the Padana plain and the Veneto region.

There is lake fish, red and white wines, the precious extra virgin olive oil which has obtained DOP status, salted meat, plums, chestnuts, apples, woodland and agricultural products, grappa and vino santo.