After a consultation with it’s 50 members the Tourist Coop of Valtenesi has produced this list of the top ten attractions in a Lake Garda holiday.

This beautiful little private island is steeped in a history which includes kings, queens and emperors, St Francis of Assisi, Dante Alighieri and Benito Mussolini. Until recently it was only possible to view the magical island from a boat, but now guided tours run from April through to October. Click here for more information.

Three of Italys 20 wine producing regions have borders on Lake Garda each of which uses grape varieties that are very localised, and so a diverse range of red, white and rose wine is available . The wine produced in the Lake Garda region is exceptional quality and the wine producers love to show it off. Anyone visiting Lago di Garda, whether an enthusiast or just with a passing interest should not let their holidays pass without visiting at least one of the many wine cellars. Click here for a details of the cantina’s. Click here to find out about wine tasting every Thursday evening at a cantina in Portese. Wine tasting tour in the Trentino wine region.

The water of Lake Garda is clean, clear and fresh and just the tonic on a hot Lake Garda summer day. There are beaches in all the towns around the lake, each with their own unique atmosphere, each with different different things going on. Some are very quiet where you can just lay out and relax and top up your tan, maybe a dive off the jetty when you need to cool down; some with water-sports, pedalo’s and kayaks, and some with music bars if you fancy it a bit more lively. My personal favourites are Salo, where at the end of the day I like to sip my apertivo and watch the sun slip down behind the mountains, or Portese, which has a pretty little port and a fantastic fish restaurant.
For anyone with a passing inteerst in history, for anyone who enjoys walking, for anyone who is interested in nature and ecology, or for anyone who just enjoys a beautiful views, the Rock of Manerba is a place you have to visit. Recently designated a nature parkLa Rocca has a visitors center where you can learn about it’s history and find out information about the sentieri that run through the park. Click here for more information 
The landscape around Lake Garda is a mountain bikers paradise and offers something for every