TOURS

We recommend sailing towards Sirmione, where you can admire the amazing Grotte di Catullo, the northern Italian biggest roman noble villa and the clear water surrounding it. (1,5 hours circa).

Sailing along the peninsula of Sirmione, leaving behind the castle of the Della Scala family, to continue towards Lazise for a short break, to have a look at its beautiful little harbor. If you drive on towards Bardolino and then through the Garda gulf, you reach one of the most spectacular places of the Lake: Punta San Vigilio. The unmissable stop-over offers not only evocative views, such as the beautiful Baia delle Sirene, but also traditional inns where you can enjoy excellent meals. (4/5 hours)

Heading north towards Torri del Benaco and then crossing the Lake until the Brescia coast, we recommend you to stop shortly in Toscolano-Maderno and drive down to Gardone Riviera. This town is famous for il Vittoriale degli Italiani (the shrine of Italian victories), a hillside estate where the Italian writer Gabriele D’Annunzio lived from 1922 to his death in 1938.Proceeding into the gulf of Salò, you can dock in the large harbor and take some time to visit the town that had an important role during the Second World War. After that, you may enjoy the view of the amazing Isola del Garda (Island at Lake Garda), known also as Isola Borghese, owned by the Cavazza family. The island hosts a beautiful residential villa, surrounded by park. South you find a chain of rocks and shallow waters, from which surfaces San Biagio Island, better knows as “Rabbit Island”, at the bottom of the magnificent Rocca di Manerba. (8 hours)

LAKE ISLANDS

In the lake there are five islands, all quite small. The largest is the Isola del Garda, where in 1220 St. Francis of Assisi founded a monastery for the monks of his order, a structure closed only in the eighteenth century and replaced in the nineteenth by a building in Venetian neo-Gothic style. Not far lies the second largest island, the San Biagio island, also called "of the Rabbits" because of its large population of hares and rabbits in the sixteenth century. The island, located in the south- eastern part of the Gulf of San Felice, is close to the coast and in dry periods it is reachable on foot.

Along the eastern shore there are three other islands, all of small size and located near Malcesine: the northernmost is the isola degli Olivi, then there is the isola del Sogno, also reachable on foot in dry periods, and finally, the southernmost isola del Trimelone (or Tremellone).