Lake Garda Flights:

Flights to Lake Garda

image of Lake GardaItaly’s largest lake, Lake Garda, is a beautiful and popular destination located in Northern Italy, in between Milan and Venice. Lake Garda is well known for its exclusive hotels and upmarket clientele, yet it offers something for everyone.

The nearest airport for flights to Lake Garda is the Verona-Villafranca Airport (airport code: VRN), located about 30 kilometres away. From South Africa you can get a flight to Lake Garda with Lufthansa or South African Airways, both offering connections in Munich. But if you fly with Austrian Airlines, there will be transfers in Frankfurt as well as in Vienna. You can also transfer in London if you book a flight to Lake Garda with Virgin Atlantic or British Airways.

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The Tourist Attractions of Lake Garda:

Whether you’re visiting Lake Garda for the fantastic scenery or just for a peaceful, yet exclusive getaway, the region surrounding Lake Garda has plenty to offer. Formed at the end of the last ice age, Lake Garda certainly has some spectacular scenery, including rugged mountains and numerous islands to explore. Those seeking a fairly quiet holiday will prefer to visit the northern end of Lake Garda which has smaller and quainter towns, while those who want a bit more adventure and things to do, the southern end will be more suitable. Some of the destinations include the following:

Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda is one of the northern towns on Lake Garda, so a good spot for a more relaxing holiday. There is less to do here but if you want to get out and see some things you can visit the Rocca, a medieval fortress on the lake where there’s a civic museum and more. Sailing and windsurfing are popular out of Riva del Garda, and nearby there’s rock climbing opportunities too.


Travelling south you’ll find the town of Malcesine on the shores of Lake Garda. This is a pretty town with a castle that dates back to the 13th century and medieval times. The views from the castle’s tower are wonderful over Lake Garda or for more views you can take the cable car up Montebaldo. Up the top there’s a restaurant and trails or mountain biking to enjoy, and of course fabulous views for miles around.


Not to be confused with Riva del Garda, the town of Lake Garda is one of the lakeshore’s major towns. Although busier, the town of Garda has still retained a great charm and offers beautiful narrow streets in its old village, which all tourists visiting Lake Garda should take time to explore.

The Old Rock of Garda is also popular as a viewpoint, offering stunning views over Garda and Lake Garda, plus there’s a 15th century monastery up here.


If you’re visiting Lake Garda for some thrills, or maybe you’re bringing the family along with you, then Gardaland is one of the top destinations in the Lake Garda region. This is a theme park, and it’s actually the third most visited theme park in Europe. There are six roller coasters and seven water rides, all providing lots of thrills for adrenalin seekers!

When Should You Visit?:

Lake Garda is definitely best visited during the summer months when temperatures should be warm to hot, increasing the further south down the lake you travel. Winters are far quieter in terms of tourism though this can be a nice, yet cool time to visit. Days are often sunny, but there could be snowfall.

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