The small town of Gardone Riviera has a good few pavement cafes, pizzerias, gelaterias and fine-dining restaurants dotted around, some with views of Lake Garda. As the eateries are quite spread out, it’s hard to be spontaneous when it comes to lunchtime, but you can definitely find some hidden gems if you look in the right places.
Hidden away in Gardone Sopra is the Locanda Trattoria Agli Angelli. It’s an intimate restaurant with tranquil indoor and outdoor dining, where you'll be served creative and modern Italian dishes – but remember to book as it’s always busy.
With views of the lake, promenade and square, the Gelateria Pinguino Giallo is a great place to stop for a drink and an authentic Italian ice cream – the guava flavour is delicious.
Off the Via Trieste is the rustic Osteria Antico Brolo, again with outdoor and indoor seating. The restaurant serves up fresh, colourful dishes presented in an inventive and contemporary style and uses local produce in all of its food – and it’s pretty reasonably priced.
Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally.*1 Free child place per full paying adultVenice (Wed/Fri)
| ||Adult ||Child (0-12) |
|Lake tour (Mon and Fri) ||€49 ||Free* |
|Venice (Wed and Fri) ||€72 ||Free* |
|Venice by night (Mon) ||€76 ||Free* |
|Verona (Thu and Sat) ||€55 ||Free* |
|Florence (Tue) ||€79 ||Free* |
|Mantua and Sigurtà Garden (Tue) ||€55 ||Free* |
|Dolomites (Tue) ||€56 ||Free* |
|Wine tour (Tue) ||€43 ||Free* |
|Milan (Wed) ||€55 ||Free* |
Venice is famous for its beautiful palaces, lovely canals, and its handsome gondoliers. Enjoy the stunning architecture and learn the history of the most famous sights of the city, such as the St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s palace, Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge spanning the Grand Canal. Venice is a must-see for all visitors. Venice by Night (Mon)
For the romantics among us why not visit, as the sun goes down over the lagoon and the light dances on the water on our Venice by Night excursion? Learn the history of the most famous sights of the city, such as the St Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s palace, Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge spanning the Grand Canal. Florence City Tour (Tue)
The Jewel of Tuscany and the birthplace of the Renaissance, Florence is a fantastic city to visit during your Italian holidays. Amongst its vast array of arts and treasures you can visit the pink, white and green marble cathedral, the Duomo, the historic Uffizi Gallery and the ancient Ponte Vecchio. Milan City Tour (Wed)
A fantastic day out exploring the cosmopolitan Capital of the north, renowned not only for its fashion but for some of the most fabulous cultural sights in Europe such as, the stunning interior of the La Scala Opera house and the Castle Sforzesco. The Duomo Cathedral is the largest gothic cathedral in the world with over 3400 hand carved sculptures on the cathedral. Grand Dolomites Tour (Mon/Thu)
Europe's most distinctive mountains tower high over the sparkling lakes. Visit the spectacular northern ranges with their quaint villages, breathtaking passes and pretty, flower-strewn meadows. No other excursion takes you to natural scenery as stunning. Mantova and Sigurta Park Tour (Tue)
Visit the beautiful city of Mantova surrounded by three small lakes. The city is rich with art, history and medieval architecture. It is the setting of Verdi's opera, Rigoletto, and is known as one of the most romantic cities in northern Italy. Sigurta Park is considered one of the most stunning gardens in the world offering 50 hectares of luxuriant vegetation for you to explore. It was also voted Italy's most beautiful park in 2013 by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture. Spend a delightful day combining art and nature. Lake Tour (Mon)
The best way to see the lake,
one of the most impressive roads in Europe, with its exuberant vegetation such as olive trees, cypresses and rare flowers. Visit several picturesque villages to see monuments dating from the Roman, Scaliger, Venetian and Austrian rulers. Take a short boat ride, sample some wonderful Italian ice cream or just absorb the relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere. Discover all the highlights Lake Garda has to offer in one day. Wine Tour (Tue)
Surrounded by the hills you find the wine cellar Capuzza, the perfect place to taste a few of the best wines of our lake. A guided visit and a professional tasting are just the first part of an interesting afternoon between history and local traditions. Afterwards a small stop at Borghetto, a pretty hamlet, which seems to be untouched by the passing of time with its watermills and unique soap shop. Take the opportunity to sample and even take some home with you. Verona (Thu/Sat)
Spend some time at the home of Romeo and Juliet, Verona. Enjoy the fascinating monuments, beautiful shops and friendly Italian welcome. Have a wander along the most significant monuments such as the Arena, Juliet’s balcony, the Scaliger tombs, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza Brà and enough free time for shopping.