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Old 06.06.2012, 14:00
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Italy and Garda

Hello everyone

Has anyone been to Lake Garda?

Looking a going there for a week and wondered what to avoid and what to see.

Tips for recommeded accomodation/restaurants would be very much appreciated. Just Mid range. Not 5 * Hotels...not our style.

Thinking old towns, wine and relaxing on a beach on the lake.



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Old 06.06.2012, 14:14
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Re: Italy and Garda

Go for it, however I prefere Lago Como, great biking there, good mid-range hotels are plentyfull on all the lakes, so don't bother with a reservations and at this time of the year you realy can't go wrong.
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Re: Italy and Garda

Been twice to Lake Garda. We stayed in Peschiera del garda and Riva. There are few hotels in Bookings.com.

There are quite a few things to do:

- Gardaland (smaller version of Disneyland in Italian)
- Movieland (similar to Universal Studios but a bit smaller
- Safari park
- Sea world
- Eating original Italian style pizzas
- Boat rides
- Bicycle tours
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I was going to comment on this but then I realised that Garda is basically a German enclave so you may be right
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So many Germans there??
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Re: Italy and Garda

Be sure not to miss Sirmione.
It is a lovely tiny lakeside town on the peninsula in the southern Lago di Garda. It is famous for its Terme Catullo, thermal waters known since Ancient Romans, its castle and unique atmosphere.
Enjoy Italy
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Re: Italy and Garda

I can massively recommend the Cannero Riviera for a night on your way down or even back.

This the place we stayed http://www.hotelcannero.com/htm_us/index.htm

Looks pricey - but don't be fooled. After calling we got a suite for 140euros a night inc breakfast. Plenty of room for 2 adults / 2 Kids. It has a marvelous restaurant with fairly reasonable prices. Sort of place where even if the weather is rubbish you feel like your having a great time. A friend recommended it and how right he was.
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Thanks for the reccomendation, but going to go over Engadin...
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Re: Italy and Garda

Hi
Fully recommend http://www.gardalake.it/bellaitalia/

if you heading to garda region..
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Thanks for the reccomendation, but going to go over Engadin...
Personally, I'd do the Bernina or Fuorn.

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Fully recommend http://www.gardalake.it/bellaitalia/

if you heading to garda region..
That looks fantastic. I have added it to my "places to stay"list.
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Been twice to Lake Garda. We stayed in Peschiera del garda .....
My first - and only time - to Peschiera del Garda was back in 1970. Although I have fond memories, I'm sure a lot has changed over the ensuing years.

What I do distinctly remember, though, was, that (at least) in August, that every afternoon, about 4ish, was a' half hour torrential, thunderous downpour.
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