Are you on Lake Garda with your beloved and looking for the perfect place to surprise your sweetheart? Discover with us the best romantic places on Lake Garda that will leave you speechless!
Choose from medieval castles, villas, spas... there are many places on Lake Garda to visit if you want to experience an intimate moment with exciting views to exchange a declaration of love or even a promise.
1. MEDIEVAL CASTLE & CAVES OF CATULLO - Sirmione
You will immediately realise that you are in a special place when you cross a drawbridge to reach the Castle that, suspended between the waters of the lake, seems to emerge from a medieval fairytale.
Its position on the tip of the peninsula makes Sirmione even more unique and right there, on the furthest point, you will find the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, known as the Grotte di Catullo: a place from which to admire the sunset while also remembering Catullus' famous Latin love song, 'Odi et Amo', which seems to have been composed in this magical place.
Treat yourself and your partner to a relaxing moment and share emotions and desires together in the waters of wellness! Garda offers some of the most renowned thermal parks in the country, such as the Terme di Sirmione and Villa dei Cedri in Colà. Surprise your sweetheart with a couple's treatment by indulging in a sauna or a massage, all accompanied by a good glass of bubbly.
3. PARCO GIARDINO SIGURTA' - Valeggio sul Mincio
On the banks of the Mincio river lies the Sigurtà Park: an English garden full of natural beauty inside a historic park, which offers emotions in every season, from the falling leaves in autumn to the expanses of tulips in spring. Come and see the majesty of a historic villa from the 15th century and a unique garden from the late 18th century. Lose yourself in its fairytale paths and mysterious labyrinth; but above all, immerse yourself in the purely Anglo-Saxon romantic atmosphere that has influenced this place.
4. VITTORIALE DEGLI ITALIANI - Gardone Riviera
This citadel built by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio and consisting of his house, a park and an amphitheatre is one of the most fascinating places on Lake Garda.
It is an ideal place for those who love romantic atmospheres linked to the past, including antique furnishings and the Vate's love stories. In fact, the house houses the sculpture of Eleonora Duse, muse and lover of the poet, but also his great tormented love.
5. LAKE GARDA SEEN FROM THE BOAT
A cruise on the lake is certainly an exciting experience for two.
The route we recommend is the one from Desenzano to Sirmione and then on to Gardone Riviera. This way you can descend to see the Grotte di Catullo and the Vittoriale, and experience unforgettable moments on the waters of the lake, seeing it from a different point of view than usual. For those who wish to discover new shores, it is possible to arrive at Riva del Garda and thus cross the surprising fjord of the Trentino shore.
But here's the extra treat: some historic sailing ships organise not only excursions but also short honeymoon trips by sailboat!
6. PUNTA SAN VIGILIO - Garda
This promontory reserves a magical corner with an idyllic little harbour, buildings of Renaissance beauty and a beach just a few steps away for relaxation - the Baia delle Sirene.
It has been a place frequented for its beauty by the likes of Churchill and Napoleon.
The perfect time to come? Definitely at sunset time, during which the colours and light take over, making it the perfect place to enjoy the beauty of the lake and its nature.
7. HERMITAGE OF ST VALENTINE AND THE LOVERS' PATH - Gargnano
Already the name is reminiscent of love and its patron celebrated worldwide on 14 February. Take this nature walk hand in hand with your loved one and reach this place of retreat together amidst rocks and views of the lake.
The scenery is magnificent once you arrive at the Hermitage, an ancient church for prayer and silence; today a source of excitement for those who come to swear eternal love under the good auspices of the patron saint of lovers!
8. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF ITALY ON LAKE GARDA
Lake Garda is home to some of the most beautiful villages in the 'Bel Paese': get lost with your sweetheart in their alleys and enjoy the surreal atmosphere that only these villages can offer.
Each one has its own peculiarities but in common they have a strong link with the architecture of the past; the houses are made of stone and hide ancient courtyards, barrel vaults, cellars and balconies.
Among the idyllic places not to be missed are Canale di Tenno and Castellaro Lagusello: the former is a place where time seems to stand still, while the latter has a heart-shaped lake.
"Love is where everything can be said and nothing needs to be said." (Henry Albert Harper)