Lake Garda, Italy

Situated between Venice and Milan in the Dolomite mountains lies crystal-clear Lake Garda. Experience this tranquil destination with Inspirato at Lefay Resort & Spa Lake Garda, an elegant, wellness-driven resort ideally located on the lake in Alto Garda Park.

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Elegant Italian Lake Life

Lake Garda is Italy’s largest body of water, situated in northern Italy between Venice and Milan. The lake is hugged by charming, picturesque towns that guarantee delicious food, unique shops, and cafes that radiate romance and elegance. A must-visit city in Lake Garda is Sirmione, known for the breathtaking Scaligero Castle, magical thermal baths, and ancient Roman ruins. During the summertime, there is no shortage of watersport activities including sailing and surfing, thanks to the lake’s constant summer breeze and mild Mediterranean climate.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested aiport
    Verona Airport (VRN)
  • Currency
  • Official language
  • Time Zone
    6 hours ahead of NYC
  • Average temperature
    84°F in summer; 45°F in winter

Destination Highlights

  • Explore Malcesine

    Stroll through the medieval streets of this small town, exploring quaint shops and outdoor cafes while gazing at the strikingly blue harbor waters. For 360-degree views, hop on a cable car to the top of Monte Baldo.

  • Sirmione and Castello Scaligeri

    A small, charming town, Sirmione is dotted with upscale boutiques and cafes, not to mention the 12th-century, water-surrounded fortress that serves as the town’s entrance.

  • Visit Gardaland Theme Park

    In the southeastern corner of Lake Garda, you’ll find nonstop fun and thrills at Gardaland. One of Italy’s most renowned theme parks, Gardaland offers traditional amusement park rides, an aquarium, and more.



  • Forecasting your Lake Garda Vacation

    Year round, the weather in Lake Garda is relatively mild. Summers are hotter with sunshine, and thunderstorms often find their way to the lake and create humidity. During the winter, temperature lows are around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The wettest and coldest month of the year is November, and the best months for swimming are between September and late June.


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