Lake Garda Apartments, Lake Garda Villas, Lake Garda Hotels, Car Hire in Italy , Garda Camping Sites and Lake Garda Property for Sale
Lake Garda, which is often referred to as Garda Lake, is the largest Lake in Italy and is situated midway between Venice and Milan. A Lake Garda holiday is a very special experience with wonderful Lake Garda apartments and villas available along with some lovely Lake Garda hotels.
Lake Garda Exclusively offer an amazing selection of picturesque places to stay which include Garda Lake Hotels at towns and villages around the lake plus Garda Lake apartments and Lake Garda Villas, mainly situated in the South of the Region. There are also Residences, which are like apartment hotels and some very good Lake Garda Camp Sites.
Booking your holiday via Lake Garda Exclusively is an alternative for you to consider to a package holiday with Thomas Cook, Crystal Holidays, Thompsons Holidays etc. and is a way of not only arranging a holiday to exactly your own personal taste but also can save you a considerable amount of money.
How to Book Your Perfect Lake Garda Holiday and Save Money
1. First decide whether you would like Lake Garda apartment accommodation or a Lake Garda hotel.
2. Either choose one of our Lake Garda apartments which you book with Lake Garda Exclusively or simply Contact Us your dates and the number of people travelling and we will send you a list of available apartments.
3. Alternatively you can search for a Lake Garda Hotels and these can be booked online.
4. We can hold apartment accommodation for a week for you without taking payment, so you can book your flights, which you can do via Expedia, Ryanair, Jet 2 or Easyjet to one of the many aiports near Lake Garda
5. Rent a car to get you to and from the airport or ask us about airport transfers
6. Checkout our Lake Garda Tourist information pages to find out what to see and do when you get there or we can provide details of local companies who provide bus tours of the area, should you wish to go further afield.
Simple, straightforward and cost effective!
About Lake Garda
The Lake Garda area is easy to access and is served by a number of different airports and airlines in the region including Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2.
Lake Garda and the towns around the shoreline are outstandingly beautiful and picturesque, offering a visitor an amazing choice of places to see and things to do. From incredibly picturesque towns such as Sirmione, Lazise or Salo, which can be visited by road or by paddle steamer, to golf courses, sailing, cycling and water sports, not to mention the very Italian Lake Garda Themeparks including Gardaland, Movie Studios Park and the waterpark Acqua Paradise Park.
Lake Garda is divided into four distinct areas each with its own distinctive ambience, attractions and individuality. Lake Garda has many surprises. You can see all of the lakeside towns, Lake Garda apartments, Garda Lake hotels as well as many of the attractions by clicking on one of the main tabs or clicking on the appropriate box above.
South East Lake Garda is for families and features the Themeparks, the Zoo, museums as well as the wonderfully attractive towns of Garda, Bardolino, Lazise and Sirmione. With Sirmione also having two Health Spas and its own Roman Villa.
See Lazise apartments, Bardolino apartments, Bardolino hotels, Sirmione hotels and Peschiera apartments and Peschiera hotels
The South West is more lively around Desenzano, yet unbelievably tranquil around San Felice, Salo and at Winston Churchill's famous holiday resort Gardone Riviera. There is also some excellent outlet shopping in this region.
See Desenzano apartments, Desenzano hotels, Moniga apartments, Moniga hotels, Salo apartments, Salo hotels and Gardone Riviera hotels.
North East Lake Garda is more mountainous and there is a great cable car to the top of the mountain at Malcesine, all of the sailing and windsurfing takes place at Torbole and Riva with Riva also offering some excellent shopping.
See Riva apartments , Riva hotels and Malcesine hotels.
Finally the North West of Lake Garda is mountainous with the mountains reaching right down to the lakeside at the picturesque town of Limone. With Gargnano and Toscolano-Maderno also being attractive little towns, with lovely nature parks nearby. See Limone hotels, Gargnano and Toscolano-Maderno hotels.
With budget air travel increasing in popularity and Ryanair, Easy Jet and Jet 2 all flying into airports around Lake Garda, more and more people are now choosing to book their own flights as well as their self catering accommodation, hotels and Lake Garda car hire and having a great Lake Garda holiday at a much lesser cost than with a package holiday. So just checkout Lake Garda Exclusively and choose what you would like to build your perfect holiday, whether that is for a family holiday at the Italian Lakes, a Lake Garda apartment, a Lake Garda Hotel or a , a visit to a Spa or just simply looking for Lake Garda tourist information. The site has been written by people who have been to Lake Garda, who know it and appreciated what they saw!
Giving you a choice of Lake Garda Holiday Rental Properties
Simply send us your holiday dates by e-mail and we'll let you know what Lake Garda accommodation is available.
We feature a selection of Lake Garda properties and new properties are coming online each week. We deal with a number of selected English speaking Lake Garda estate agents and do not charge a commission or fee for our service. Please just send us an indication of what type of property you would like to buy and at which Lake Garda town if you have a preference and you will receive a list of available Lake Garda villas and apartments with prices from our estate agents around Lake Garda.
Lake Garda Exclusively accepts holiday rentals advertisements from owners of apartments and villas which are situated in convenient locations around Lake Garda. We can either link to your website or create a webpage for you. Please Contact Us for further details. We do not simply advertise your property as you would find on Owners Direct we actively promote your apartment or villa to prospective guests who contact us.
Making a Booking for a Lake Garda Apartment
You want to know that your payments are secure. When you make a booking for car rental, a hotel, travel insurance or airport car parking, payment is made online via a well established third party company such as Auto Europe or Expedia, who operate that service and your money is accepted subject to the security offered by that company's individual terms of service. All of our partner companies are established and respected names within the travel industry. When booking an apartment, an initial deposit is paid which includes this company's booking fee, this deposit is held in a dedicated account and not accessed by the company until after you return from your holiday. A second payment is made direct to the apartment provider in Italy and the final (largest) payment is made when you arrive in Italy for your holiday. In addition, if you pay by credit card, your payments will also be guaranteed by your credit card provider according to their individual terms and conditions.
Lake Garda Exclusively provides apartment or hotel accommodation but not package holidays, for package holidays click on this link Italian Lakes Holidays who also provide holidays on the other Italian Lakes such as Lake Como and Maggiore.
Driving in Northern Italy
Contrary to the Italian stereotype, once you have a hire car driving in Northern Italy is very well mannered and remarkably easy. In fact, it is considerably less aggressive than driving in the UK. (It does help to remember to drive on the right though!). Click Here for Lake Garda car hire quotations.
Lake Garda Airports
Lake Garda is reached via six main airports in Northern Italy served by many budget, scheduled and charter airlines including Ryanair, Easyjet, Jet 2 and British Airways.
- Verona Catullo Airport is about 25 minutes away by car/taxi and is served by scheduled and charter airlines including British Airways. Click this link for flights to Verona airport
- Verona Brescia Airport (Ryanair) is 50 minutes by car
- Milan Bergamo Airport (Ryanair, Jet 2) is 60-90 minutes by car
- Milan Linate Airport (Ryanair) is about 2 hours by car
- Venice Marco Polo Airport (Easyjet) is about 90-120 minutes by car
- Venice Treviso Airport (Ryanair) is two to two and a half hours by car
For all of the airports apart from Verona Catullo, our advice would be to rent a car or use an airport transfer service as taxis are expensive for journeys over an hour in length. Lake Garda Exclusively can organise airport transfers to Sirmione, Bardolino, Pacengo, Cola and Lazise when a Garda Lake apartment is booked. But for upwards of four people our advice would be to consider renting a car. The journey is very straightforward for most of the airports other than from Venice Treviso which requires a small degree of map reading or Tom-Tom! If you are staying overnight close to an airport, please checkout our Italian Airport Hotels.
Trains in Italy
Trains are generally inexpensive and reliable in Italy. Some guests do travel to Lake Garda by train from the UK, but this is a long journey! The two main railway stations are Peschiera and Desenzano. Also checkout Trenitalia, the Italian National railway service. You can even travel by motorail to Verona or Bolsano from Dusseldorf with the German railway system DB.
Gardaland and Other Lake Garda Themeparks
Being clear about one thing, Lake Garda is nothing like Florida, however it does have some excellent themeparks and waterparks, which adults and children do love. Lake Garda Themeparks are manage to remain very 'Italian'. By that they are not as 'in your face' as American themeparks, but lack none of the captivation. The attention to detail is also highly commendable as is the excellent quality food that is served. Gardaland is the most well known themeparkwhich is between Peschiera del Garda and Lazise, near to the village of Pacengo on the South East shore of Lake Garda. Virtually next door to Gardaland is Movie Studios Park or Canevaworld as it is also known. Canevaworld offers a combination of movie themed rides and shows and is a great day out. Acqua Paradise Park or Aqua Paradise Park as it is sometimes spelled also Acqua is correct, is a very popular waterpark closeby. There are several excellent hotels near the themeparks, with the Gardaland Hotel being the themepark's very own hotel with other hotels found at Bardolino, Peschiera del Garda, Sirmione and Desenzano all within easy travelling distance.
However less well known are Benacus Free time which has indoor go karting and other activities and Park Jungle Adventure near San Zeno. Finally there is an excellent Lake Garda Zoo and Safari Park near Bussolengo.
Bardolino Wine Festival
The Bardolino Wine and Grape Festival is one of the friendliest, wine soaked event in the world, with endless stalls along the shoreline at Bardolino, with visitors from all over the world enjoying the lovely wines of the region, including of course, Bardolino wine.
This year the event will be held from 2nd to 6th October, and the weather is usually still very nice in October.
Classic Cars on Lake Garda and the Mille Miglia
Lake Garda is only a short 40 minute drive from Brescia which is the start and finish line for the spectacular Mille Miglia (thousand mile) race, which takes place every year in May, with an incredible selection of historically important racing cars from Bentley to Bugatti. The race travels from Brescia to Desenzano, Sirmione and Peschiera del Garda before travelling onto Verona and all are excellent venues to see this amazing spectacle.
Also at Brescia is the fantastic Mille Miglia Museum which houses some incredible historic vehicles which have participated in the race since its inception and follows the history of the event year on year. This year the event is being held from 15th to 18th May and shouldn't be missed.
An unmissible detour for the classic car enthusiast on Lake Garda is Museo Nicolis at Villafranca, which is a huge collection of mainly Italian classic cars since the dawn of motoring, housed in a wonderful modern building a short drive from Lake Garda.
To watch classic cars of the future being made, the Ferrari factory at Modena is also an essential visit, although tours have to be pre booked.
Verona Opera Festival
Lazise and Bardolino are both excellent bases for your holiday if you are thinking about visiting Verona and perhaps seeing one of their dramatic operas.
Getting Married on Lake Garda
Lake Garda Exclusively can organise accommodation for your wedding in the South of Lake Garda in combination with your wedding planning agent, please Contact Us for further information. To organise your wedding at a number of lovely Lake Garda towns, we can recommend you speak with Lake Garda Weddings.com who are a highly experienced company working in this area. We can also put you in touch with a historic residence at Moniga del Garda nearSalo, which has its own chapel which can also arrange a lovely Lake Garda Wedding for you, please Contact Us for further details.
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