In Torbole, as with most of the other Lake Garda resorts, Italian cuisine dominates, and here you can find pizza and pasta from as little as €5 a dish. As the town is located on the northern part of the lake, most restaurants have spectacular views of not only the lake, but the mountains too. There are lots of informal cafes and restaurants on the lakefront, as well as up in the hills of Nago-Torbole.
On the beach and with gorgeous views of the lake and the surrounding mountains, Bar alla Sega is lovely for some quiet drinks and snacks. The bar itself is contemporary with a retractable roof, and serves everything from sandwiches to ice cream.
Just off the waterfront is Al Pescatore, a pizzeria serving up large pizzas in creative shapes and with a variety of toppings at an extremely good price. If you don’t fancy pizza, then they also offer pasta, risotto and seafood dishes.
Part of the Hotel Lago di Garda, and with fantastic views of the water, Aqua Ristorante is a modern but elegant restaurant with a charming atmosphere. Customers loved their seafood platters and they have a good wine selection to go with every dish.
Torbole is home to wide, open piazzas and a bustling harbour – easy to navigate on foot. The lakeside promenade stretches for 3km all the way to Riva, a must-do walk for any visitors to the area.
Steamers and hydrofoils run from Torbole to most of the other towns on the lake, including Riva (15 minutes), Limone (30 minutes) and Malcesine (50 minutes). Faster services run from Riva to the southern towns.
The nearest stations are in Rovereto (30 minutes by bus) and Peschiera – from either, you can jump on a train to Venice (1.5-2.5 hours) or Verona (20 minutes-1 hour). From Peschiera, you can also get a train to Milan (1 hour 10 minutes).
A local service runs through town and to the hillside hamlet of Nago (a few minutes away), as well as to Rovereto, Mori, Riva, Arco and Bolognano. Buses don’t normally run on Sundays.
Pre-bookable ExcursionsVenice (Mon/Wed/Fri)
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 (Tue/Thu)
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 (Sat)
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. Bolzano and Renon City Tour (Fri)
A wonderful trip; part city tour, part scenic drive through the picturesque countryside of the Italian South Tyrol. Visit the elegant city of Bolzano, home of the famous Iceman and a nostalgic tram will drive you through enchanting woods and wide mountain pastures so that you can admire the Renon Plateau with its gorgeous summer villages in a romantic way. 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 (Tue/Wed/Fri)
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. 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.
*1 Free child place per full paying adults.Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally.
|Trip ||Price || |
| ||Adult ||Child (0-12) |
|Venice (Mon, Wed and Fri) ||€73 ||Free* |
|Florence (Tue) ||€78 ||Free* |
|Mantua and Sigurtà Garden (Tue) ||€55 ||Free* |
|Dolomites (Mon and Thur) ||€54 ||Free* |
|Lake tour (Tue, Wed and Fri) ||€60 ||Free* |
|Milan (Sat) ||€56 ||Free* |
|Verona (Thur and Sat) ||€56 ||Free* |
Trentino Guest Card
If you plan to adventure around the Trentino region, you'll love the Trentino Guest Card. With free and reduced prices on a range of services and attractions, you'll create countless memories, without splashing the cash.
· Entry to Arco Castle and Drena Castle
· Entry to the Botanical Garden in Arco
· Entry to the Apponale Tower in Riva del Garda
· Use of local public transport including trains
· Discounted fare on the Navigarda Ferries
· Discounted entry to Reptiland in Riva del Garda
· Discounted entry to Adventure Village in Dro
Available to buy in resort. Adult €40 for a 7-day pass.
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- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the in country team's contact number before you leave, so they’re only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our overseas experts at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
There won’t be a rep based in resort, but we'll meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. If you need anything during your holiday, just get in touch via phone or email.