Non Cycling Guests
If you’re coming here with non-cycling companions, our area offers plenty to see and do to keep them busy and happy on their trip to Italy.
Take a look at this brochure for some of our top suggestions of things to do and see
Hotel and Lake Garda
Our hotel is the perfect place to relax by the pool or go for a swim. Out microclimate and sunny weather makes this possible most late spring, summer and fall days. We are in short walking distance to the Lake, where there is a walking path that extends for many scenic miles along the lake, with views of the distant mountains, and leads to the village of Lazise.
Peschiera del Garda
Our quaint Peschiera del Garda old city center is also withing walking distance, and the cobble stoned streets are lined with boutiques, cafes and plenty to see and do. We have city bicycles available for free to our guests, to tour the local area or take a spin on the bike path along the Mincio River.
With some private or public transportation, there is no shortage of small and big towns that guests can visit, whether for sightseeing, shopping or just immersing in our local Italian culture.
Northern Italy, Lake Garda, Verona, Mantova, Milano, Venezia or Motor Valley
We are in the middle of northern Italy, surrounded by both the Alps and the Dolomite Mountain ranges. Located on the south side of Lake Garda, we are part of the Lake Region of Italy with Lake Maggiore and Lake Como within less than a day’s drive. To our east is the famous Valpolicella wine region.
Lake Garda, also known as Benaco, is the largest lake in Italy, and is situated among the three Italian regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige. Lake Garda, with its 25 picturesque villages, which can all be reached by the Gardesana state road, is rich with historical monuments, castles and fortresses. Many famous writes and painters choose Lake Garda as their favorite holiday destination, because the surroundings gave them inspiration for their art. Lake Garda’s waters touch numerous places and even three Italian provinces: Verona, Brescia and Trento. Lake Garda’s climate is mild all year long, with its warm (sometimes hot) summer months (from the end of April to the beginning of October) and its winter months characterized by rare rainy days. This climate is ideal for the cultivation of local products such as olives, lemons and oranges, wines, and truffle: worldwide known products that are very much appreciated by locals and by visitors.
The historic city of Verona was founded in the 1st century B.C. It particularly flourished under the rule of the Scaligeri family in the 13th and 14th centuries and as part of the Republic of Venice from the 15th to 18th centuries. Verona has preserved a remarkable number of monuments from antiquity, the medieval and Renaissance periods, and represents an outstanding example of a military stronghold. The historic city of Verona today contains elements representing its 2,000-year history: the Roman period, Romanesque, Middle Ages and Renaissance which have survived intact until the 19th century. The walls surrounding the city prevented 19th century development such as industry and railroads within the historic city. The urban structure, as a result, shows exceptional coherence and a large degree of homogeneity.
The city has been recognized as one of the world’s fashion capitals thanks to several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city is home to numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities. Milan is the destination of 8 million overseas visitors every year, attracted by its museums and art galleries that include some of the most important collections in the world, including major works by Leonardo da Vinci. The city is served by many luxury hotels and is the fifth-most starred in the world by Michelin Guide
The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture, and artwork. Venice is known for several important artistic movements—especially during the Renaissance period— and has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music and is also the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi. Garden islands and lagoon aquaculture yield specialty produce and seafood you won’t find elsewhere – all highlighted in inventive Venetian cuisine, with tantalizing traces of ancient spice routes. The city knows how to put on a royal spread, as France’s King Henry III once found out when faced with 1200 dishes and 200 bonbons. Today such feasts are available in miniature at happy hour, when bars mount lavish spreads of cicheti (Venetian tapas). Save room and time for a proper sit-down Venetian meal, with lagoon seafood and canal side bistros and toasts with Veneto’s signature bubbly, prosecco.
Mantua is a city and commune in Lombardy, Italy, and capital of the province of the same name. In 2007, Mantua’s centro storico (old town) and Sabbioneta were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. In 2016, Mantua became the Italian Capital of Culture and in 2017, Mantua was the European Capital of Gastronomy. Mantua’s historic power and influence under the Gonzaga family has made it one of the main artistic, cultural, and especially musical hubs of Northern Italy and the country.
Visit the Motor Valley, an area in Emilia Romagna just 2 hours from here, where you can find the museums and the factories of some of the most famous brands of sports and luxury cars of the world. The “must see” places include:
- Ducati factory and museum
- Ferrari factory and museum
- Lamborghini factory and museum
- Maserati factory and museum
- Pagani factory and museum