Lake Garda is a multi-faceted destination. When you choose to stay on its world-famous shores, you can let your imagination run wild and try new experiences, or focus on the peacefulness of the landscape, thanks to the surrounding nature.
Whether you are looking for a relaxing holiday or an adventure, here you'll find everything you are seeking.
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If instead your idea of a holiday is to explore the life and traditions of Lake Garda, then we've got the information you need: a mini-guide on the events taking place, so you can learn about fairs and festivals in every location.
🍖 Soiano - the Feast of San Rocco
There is no summer ‒ or better, Ferragosto ‒ without the historic Feast of San Rocco. The origins of this celebration are lost in the mists of time, but the locals pay homage to the ancient tradition every year.
The feast takes place over three evenings and features food stands and lots of wine from the Garda region.
Go for the unmissable skewered meat, porchetta and ageless polenta, together with music and entertainment in the background!
🌷 Salò Garda Flowers
The slogan of this event is "beauty within beauty". This is a fitting quote because it brings together Salo’s amazing views of the lake with multi-coloured flowers and precious plants.
In mid September, along the shoreline and on the streets of the centre, you can admire floral compositions carefully-selected by plant nurseries and businesses.
The event is free to access and, as you stroll around, you can buy flowers, herbal, fruit or ornamental plants, or ask the experts for advice.
🍁 Tignale - The Truffle Festival
In the last week for September and the first of October, you’ll be unable to resist one of the most delicious celebrations on Lake Garda: the Tignale truffle festival.
On these days, not only will you be able to try this deliciously-scented treasure of our land prepared by expert hands, but there’ll also be the chance to go on guided walks with truffle-hunting demonstrations.
Discover the wonders of this land and try the most sophisticated dishes.
🍇 The Feast of the Grape and the Bardolino
The month of October in Bardolino begins with the colours of grapes and wine.
There's no shortage of music, performances, food, wine and local crafts to pay homage to Bardolino, the symbol of the land.
You can taste the red nectar sat on the thousand spots along the lake shore and enjoy a privileged view of the sunset on the water.
🍯 Lazise - the Honey Days
For over 30 years, in the first weekend of October, Lazise del Garda becomes the epicentre of Italian and European bee-keeping: here is where the "Days of Honey" Feast takes place. It is the most important Exhibition and Market of Italian honeys on a European level.
It is also the most important annual event for the municipality of Lazise!
Here, you can purchase homemade honey and all its derivatives: royal jelly, propolis, honey-based cosmetics and natural remedies.
🥙 Riva del Garda - Garda with Gusto
30th-31st October and 1st November 2020 are dedicated to cooking on Lake Garda.
"Garda with Gusto" is a completely plastic-free event which celebrates food and wine excellences, offers mouth-watering show-cooking, and showcases local and international producers and chefs.
Aperitifs with chefs, Michelin-star chefs performing show-cooking and the products of Garda Trentino are what make this celebration so unique and famous.