Fantastic highlights …
… around Lake Garda
You mustn’t miss the many highlights around Lake Garda. Here’s our Villa Capri must-see list. If you don’t get the chance to visit all the sights around Gardone Riviera during your stay, there’s only one thing to do: come back to Villa Capri!
Gardone Botanical Garden, also known as “Heller Garden”, is a fascinating destination for nature lovers and plant enthusiasts at Lake Garda. The garden was designed by Austrian artist André Heller and is home to an impressive collection of exotic plants from around the globe. Walk through lush vegetation and let the artistic sculptures and water features enchant you. The botanical richness and picturesque backdrop make this garden a harmonious place of peace and inspiration.
The “limonaia” or lemon garden in Gargnano is an experience for all the senses. Lemons have been cultivated here since the 16th century. The limonaia was named after the Malora stream, on whose banks it stands. As well as admiring the plants during your visit to the garden, you’ll discover a sophisticated irrigation system with mill wheel and learn all about how these delicious fruits are processed.
You’re sure to know this road from Hollywood movies. Lake Garda’s most beautiful panoramic road was the setting for big blockbusters and will amaze you with its stunning views and impressive architecture. Why not combine this spectacular drive with a visit to Tremosine sul Garda?
The Vittoriale degli Italiani is an extraordinary architectural ensemble and an important cultural landmark in Gardone Riviera. Once the home of Italian poet and novelist Gabriele D’Annunzio, today the estate is an impressive museum and a place that reflects the multifaceted personality of the artist. The stylish gardens, awe-inspiring architecture, and extensive collection of artworks make the Vittoriale a cultural and historical highlight at Lake Garda.
The Grotte di Catullo are one of the most important archaeological sites at Lake Garda and stand witness to the region’s ancient past. Here, you can admire the remains of a Roman villa, which once belonged to a Roman poet named Gaius Valerius Catullus. The impressive ruins extend over a picturesque peninsula and offer you a striking insight into life in the days of the Roman Empire.
The Castello Scaligero, or Scaliger Castle in English, is a striking medieval fortress in Sirmione, on the southern shore of Lake Garda. The castle was built in the 13th century by the Scaliger dynasty and stands majestically on a promontory. The impressive castle tower, thick walls, and drawbridge are impressive remnants of the past and give you a captivating insight into the history of the region.
Mt Baldo is the ultimate destination for nature lovers and hikers near Gardone Riviera. The mountain extends along the eastern shore of the lake. Its gentle slopes and steep cliffs make it a real natural treasure. You can use the cable car or hiking trails to reach the summit, where an incomparable view of Lake Garda and the surrounding mountains awaits you. Mt Baldo is a paradise for outdoor activities and invites you to enjoy unforgettable experiences amidst nature.