Besides being a great base for touring the lakes, holidays to Peschiera serve up scenic canals and ancient sights.

Historic charm

Hidden away on the south-west corner of Lake Garda, in northern Italy, lies the fortressed town of Peschiera. Thanks to roots back in the 1st century, it's got some ancient Roman remains. Wander through the cobbled streets of the old town and criss-cross over the canals on picturesque bridges – they're prime spots for a selfie or two.

Travel by train

Peschiera's one of only two resorts on Lake Garda with its own train station, putting Venice, Verona and Milan all within reach. Check out the Roman amphitheatre in Verona, or pound the pavements shopping in Milan's golden triangle.

Boat trips aplenty

Peschiera's also served by ferries waiting to whisk you across the lake. To the west there's Desenzano and Sirmione, both ideal daytrip destinations. If you're more into action than sightseeing, take the bus all the way along the eastern shore to Riva's scalable cliffs.

Out and about

Here are some ideas of things to do when staying in Peschiera:

• Lakeside path
• Lake bathing
• Fishing museum
• Theme parks
• Markets

At a Glance

  • Make a splash at the lake’s warmest swim spots
  • Ride the rollercoasters at Italy’s top theme parks
  • Soak up some history inside the UNESCO fortress

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