Caravanning at Lake Garda: The Essential Guide

Published On June 5, 2013 | By Staff Writer | Travel Guides
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Italy’s famed Lake Garda is a renowned beauty spot where guests can enjoy a holiday full of fun, relaxation, sports, and the thrill of discovering new places. In recent years, many have taken to the idea of abandoning the conventional hotel accommodation in favour of caravan sites, and who can blame them? Situated in the north of Italy, halfway between Brescia and Verona, the areas surrounding Lake Garda are blessed with a mild Mediterranean climate that favours the growth of olive and citrus trees: the perfect location for a camping break, so we have created the essential guide to caravanning at Lake Garda especially for you.

Making sure you’re covered

First of all, it is important to secure the right insurance for your caravan. Caravan insurance quotes online are easy and straightforward, and once you know you’re covered you’ll have peace of mind when planning your trip and throughout the course of your time abroad.

Top sites around Lake Garda

Popular caravan sites around Lake Garda are those near the towns of Peschiera, Moniga del Garda, Salo and Riva. Most sites have washing machines, postal services, restaurants, shops and bars in addition to those in the nearby town and many are in excellent locations right on the edge of the lake with direct access to the lakeside.

Local places of interest

Lake Garda’s shores are peppered with a number of stunning ancient cities and villages, and any tourist would be a fool not to take up the opportunity to wander around historic religious landmarks like Malcesine’s Castello Scaligero, which has 13th-century fortifications and an older medieval tower; or Sirmione’s famous thermal springs. Other beautiful locations around Lake Garda include Brenzone, Torri del Benaco, Bardolino, Lazise and more, all equipped with their own shops, bars, restaurants, antique Roman landmarks and natural beauty spots.

If historical sites aren’t your thing, there is still plenty more on offer for anybody heading for a caravanning break around Lake Garda. The area is admired by those seeking a more active adventure, with cycling, sailing, windsurfing, trekking and golf popular throughout the lake’s surrounding locations.


Worried about keeping the kids entertained during your stay? Don’t be. Lake Garda has more amusement parks than anywhere else in Italy, with Gardaland, Jungle Adventure and Parco Cavour Waterpark, as well as South Garda Karting track for mini thrill-seekers.
For those whose idea of adventure parks and water sports is one of sheer dread, do not fear. Health spas and shopping outlets are dotted generously around this stunning location and confirm what many have long suspected: Lake Garda really does have something for everyone.

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