Hi lovely followers,
Today I wanted the show you the first place i went to in Italy. I went for a trip to Lago di Garda in the first week of June. I arrived back on Mallorca the 7th late in the evening. For the ones who follow me on Snapchat could follow me on my journey and already know what places I visited more. I visited Peschiera, Moniga del Garda, Genova, Lazise, Bardolino and last but not least one of the prettiest places in Italy called Borghetto sul Mincio. I’ll be writing about those trips later in my next posts.
Desenzano del Garda is a popular place on the south side of Lago di Garda. Desenzano has plenty of choice in all sorts of accommodation for a great holiday: from a pension, to a luxury hotel and from an appartement to a camping. People see Desenzano as the capital of Lago di Garda. The center of Desenzano is located near the old port where you’ll find many cozy cafes and restaurants. Also some lovely terraces next to the beautiful clear water. As you can see on the pictures down below!
Things to do in Desenzano:
The shops of Desenzano in the center are very beautiful and nice. You can find many original pearls when it comes to clothing. It is good to know that most shops are closed between 12:30-15:30 due to the Siesta and on Mondays to. However, during the high season they are open untill late in the evening (22:00). In the evening you can stroll down to the lake and if you love to go out, Desenzano is the place to be! There are many nightclubs where you can have some drinks with friends and dance the night away!:)
The market is also very popular and people from miles away come to visit this weekly market which takes place there since the 15th century. On this weekly market you’ll find a wide variety of hand-painted ceramics, leather goods, clothing and some yummy treats like cheese and fresh salami!!
TOP 6 THINGS TO DO IN DESENZANO:
- Go dance the night away in the vibrant nightlife of Desenzano
- Visit the Tuesday market for some beautiful ceramics and a beautiful leather bag ‘because you reaaaaaaally need it’
- Go to the beach for a relax day to finally read that book that has been laying on your nightstand for over a year.
- Walk alll the way up to the hill to visit the castle of Desenzano. Which is really stunner (and can give you some beautiful shots from the view over the lake)
- Smell all the beautiful flowers! Hey, I’m a Dutchie who can blame me?
- Go terras crawling as we call it in Holland. Just eat breakfast close to the lake, eat your lunch near the shops and go have dinner near the clubs:)
For the ones who don’t know where Desenzano is headed you can see it clear on the map. Lago di Garda is a popular place for tourists because of its beautiful landscape with lots of beaches and mountains with a lot of picturesque towns. Lago di Garda is the largest lake of Italy and a great destination for lots of people because you’ve got something for everyone. For the sportlovers you’ve got the azure waters where you could go sailing or other water sports or you can for a nice walk or go biking. There are a lot of beautiful golf courses and some big amusement parks such as Gardaland to go to. It is also nice to know that big cities such as Verona, Milan and even Venice (o gosh I LOVE Venice) are nearby. The airports that are nearby are Verona or Milaan (Malpensa was the cheapest for me).
I’m a big fan of the lake and have been going since I was little with my parents by car. Always before high season so it won’t be to hot or to busy and it was always fantastic. My mom always made sure she would pick another town to stay at and always came up with the nicest ideas to do. Going on a holiday to Lago di Garda is definitely a big tip for you guys!:)
Now I almost forget one big thing: the food. I mean, italian food is just yummie… Spaghetti, pizza, lasagna?!
Thanks again for reading and if you have any questions please ask them in the comments below. I hope you enjoyed reading my post and that the tips will come in handy!
Enjoy life, Lisa