Lakeside strolls, knockout views and oodles of tasty Italian food – holidays to Salò serve up everything you’d want from a Lake Garda getaway.

Lakeside living

Wrapped around a wide bay, Salò’s 3km waterfront is peppered with restaurants, bars and cafés. Treat your tastebuds to ice-cream and hunks of focaccia as you munch you're way from one end to the other. And when it comes to aperitivo o’clock, find a spot to sip a spritz while you watch the boats out on the lake.

Outdoor action

Getting out into nature’s easy as pie here. Gentle walking trails criss-cross the tree-covered slopes of the San Bartolomeo mountain above town, so lace up those boots and spend a day sauntering among sweet-smelling pines.

Fun in the sun

If you’re after a lazy day by the lake, the sun-drenched shores on the southside of the bay are your go-to. Pack up your swim things and take your pick from a posse of pebble beaches. Lots of them have bars and loungers, and you can even rent pedalos if you fancy spending a couple hours bobbing around on the lake itself.

Out and about

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

• Lakeside promenade
• Lakeside path
• Lake bathing
• Boat trips
• Local ferries
• Rowing boats
• Bike hire
• Lakeside cycle paths
• Sailing
• Wine Tasting
• Local museum
• Art gallery

At a Glance

  • Potter along the prom
  • Tuck in at a lakeside pizzeria
  • Get snap happy in the Old Town