Lake Garda is the largest of the Italian Lakes and stretches from the vineyards and olive groves in the south to the foothills of the Dolomites in the north. Possibly the most family-friendly lake and surrounded by dramatic mountains and picturesque towns, our Lake Garda rentals are in the perfect spot to get active with water sports and cycling or sit back, relax and enjoy stunning lake views.
Lake Garda is an ideal destination all year round and has a milder climate than many surrounding areas. Spring is pleasant with cool and bright days but you can expect some warmer days with temperatures usually ranging from 13c early on up to 21c later in May. Be prepared for rain on occasion as March & April usually have the most rainfall.
Summer in Lake Garda is glorious and is perfect for sunbathing and lake swimming. With average temperatures ranging from 25c to 30c, the area is also perfect for walking, cycling and lots of summer water sports. The winds are a constant in the north of the lake which is one of the top wind- and kite- surfing spots in the world.
Autumn, like many places in Italy, is filled with autumn colours and low sun on the forests and mountains surrounding the lake. The temperatures, although cooler than the summer months, are pleasant and range between 15c and 20c but pack a jumper for the evenings. September and October are excellent times to visit Lake Garda with smaller crowds and less traffic. It’s the perfect chance to visit the vineyards and experience “la vendemmia”, the first grape harvest of the season as well as the local olive harvest.
Winter sees colder temperatures and although snow isn’t common near the lake, the towering mountains often see a blanket of white for the whole season. With cool but bright days, head to nearby Verona to experience winter markets or head a little further north and hit the slopes in some of Italy’s best ski resorts.
A hire car is the number one way to explore Lake Garda and offers all the freedom you need. If you’d rather not do any driving on your holiday, then an Airport Transfer is the perfect way to get to your villa hassle free. We have a number of villas that are ideal if you are travelling without a car and which are within walking distance to Lake Garda’s prettiest towns and villages.
Located in the north of Italy and between the two major cities of Venice and Milan, Lake Garda is served by a number of airports and all within easy reach. Verona airport and Milan Bergamo are the two closest being 30 minutes and 50 minutes away respectively. Milan Linate airport, to the east of Milan, offers good connections and Milan Malpensa is the largest long-haul airport near to Lake Garda. Marco Polo Airport in Venice is another major airport and is around 2 hours away.
Italy’s train service provides frequent and reliable transport through Italy and offers an excellent service connecting Lake Garda to the main cities of Milan and Venice. With only two train stations servicing Lake Garda – Desenzano del Garda and Peschiera del Garda on the south coast – you should consider onward travel from here. Taxis are readily available and there is a regular bus and ferry service. Book Tickets online now.