Camping in Lake Garda
Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian lakes and in summer its clear blue waters make for delightfully refreshing swimming. With olive and citrus groves fringing its shores, the hills of the south give way to majestic mountains in the north, creating regular breezes that make Lake Garda perfect for sailing and watersports.
Lake Garda is surrounded by some of Italy’s top wine producing areas and is famous for its lemons, olive oil, and freshwater fish, all found in local cuisine.
With lots of flights available to regional airports, Holidays to Lake Garda make a terrific choice for a short break: or why not combine Lake Garda with one of our French campsites for a fabulous multi-centre holiday?
Things to do while camping in Lake Garda
Verona: A beautiful and romantic city – it is where Shakespeare set Romeo and Juliet after all – Verona dates back to the Romans. Operas are staged in the Arena di Verona, one of the best-preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world, and the forum has become the Piazza delle Erbe, a rich confection of Medieval and Renaissance buildings.
Gardaland: Italy’s largest magical theme park is set out in realms of history, geography, space and fantasy, and offers many exhilarating rides: from the Blue Tornado to the Sequoia Adventure. A themed aquarium is home to thousands of marine creatures, recreating habitats from the Red Sea to the Indian Ocean. Find out more...
Monte Baldo: As if Lake Garda isn’t breathtaking enough from the water’s edge, take a ride on the cable car to experience the stunning views from the top of Monte Baldo. Be prepared for the cabin to turn through 360 degrees as it reaches the upper sections of the route.
Malcesine: The starting point for the cable car is the small town of Malcesine, where the impressive castle houses a natural history museum and offers wonderful views from the revelino (artillery platform) and the top of its imposing square tower. This is a popular area for windsurfing.
Sirmione: The spa town of Sirmione stands on a peninsula at the southern end of Lake Garda. As well as mud baths and massages you can visit the moated castle, take ferry trips to other towns around the lake, or just enjoy the shops – especially the amazing gelateria… The Grotte di Catullo is a vast ruined Roman villa, named after the poet Catullus.
Limone sul Garda: A simple building set in an olive grove, the San Pietro church is believed to be one of the oldest places of worship in the area, and contains some beautiful 13th and 14th century frescoes. Visit the famous walled lemon houses and buy a bottle of the local cold-pressed olive oil to take home.
Lake Garda camping holidays with Canvas are easy to book online or by calling our knowledgeable Sales team on 0345 268 0827.