In the Middle Ages four fortifications (one right near our resort) stood near the town of Garda, one of which is of extraordinary importance in the vicinity of the fortress (Rocca). Historians and poets mention the presence of this massive guardian of the lake that was besieged and conquered by the army of Frederick Barbarossa. The importance of Garda has not diminished over the years and it has become one of the most important Italian tourist areas. In the city, tourists and locals meet, forming a mix of tradition and innovation offering an ideal destination for all types of visitors. Fishing is still practiced, and it is not uncommon to see, upon the first light of day, the return of a "barchet" (little boat) kissed by the rays of dawn. This is a boon for local restaurants that serve the delicious fresh fish that thrive in the clean waters of the lake. In addition to the delights that nature offers, you can also dine on the lakefront, a dream scenario for alfresco summer lunches or romantic dinners by candlelight. In the old town, there are dozens of clubs, bars and taverns where you can find time for a chat and end the evening in the best possible way.
For the more discerning, a few kilometres away, particularly in Bardolino and Lazise, there are nightclubs and trendy bars. Or, you can spend a day shopping in the centre or in the town market on Friday morning, where you can find souvenirs, food and fashion so you can take a bit of Garda's charm home with you. A must is a visit to the Baia delle Sirene, at the resort of Punta San Vigilio, a top destination for visitors and an illustrious pearl of beauty. From the town of Garda you can take a boat trip from a few hours or all day, lulled by the waves of Benàco.