Thanks to its mild climate, Gardone has luxuriant vegetation, as well as a beautiful lakeside promenade with cafés and restaurants. In Gardone di sopra (upper part of the village) is the Vittoriale degli Italiani, the park and villa of the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio.
From Gardone you can take guided tours to the nearby island of Isola del Garda. Reservations at the Molinari Travel Agency at the pier.
The lakeside promenade of Gardone Riviera is a promenade with bases on Lake Garda, lined with oleanders, orange trees and magnificent roses of all colors. It represents a popular meeting point for tourists and locals who can sit in one of the many bars and admire the wonderful landscape of Mount Baldo, with its snow cap in winter, and the Isola del Garda reflected in the blue of the waves. In the evening there are often musical events on the lakeside promenade and you can dine in an elegant restaurant.
Fondazione Andre Heller, Via Roma 2, Gardone Riviera - Open from March to October The garden can be reached on foot in 5 minutes from the port of Gardone. A dream comes true in this botanical garden in Gardone. This green area, which was acquired by the Viennese artist André Heller, is exactly the right place for a few romantic hours in a wonderful ambience. The special climate makes it possible to bring together the flora of the Alps with that of the tropics. This results in an extraordinary collection of plants with trees, shrubs and flowers from all over the world. From Africa and South America, Asia, Europe and Australia.
2. Vittoriale degli Italiani
On the hill above Gardone Riviera is the imposing Vittoriale degli Italiani museum complex, built at the behest of the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863-1938). The most impressive features of the extensive grounds are the prioria (prior's house), which was once the poet's home, and the auditorium, which now houses a war museum. The Vittoriale also houses the ship museum Museo di Bordo and the mausoleum. These outstanding sights and many other highlights are located within nine acres of parkland. The landscape design is an attraction in itself and offers visitors a green oasis with Mediterranean vegetation - even parks and gardens represent historical references here. The Prioria gives a comprehensive impression, not only of the personality and the extraordinary life of D'Annunzio, according to whose specifications the building was rebuilt and designed. It also represents a whole era thanks to its original furnishings and collections of valuable objects.
3. Swimming & Sport
At the end of the Gardone lakeside promenade, there is the Spiaggia Rimbalzello park. It is a very nice managed and paid beach with sun loungers, parasols, volleyball court, swimming pool and entertainment. The Rimbalzello complex also offers tennis and soccer fields.
Link: https://www.rimbalzelloadventure.com - Rimbalzello Adventura Park in Gardone. Information also in English.
4. Excursions & boat trips timetable Lake Garda
Line ships on Lake Garda travel north from Desenzano to Malcesine and Riva. From Riva you can return via Gargnano, Salò and Desenzano.
For information on the boat schedule on Lake Garda click here...
The car ferry takes you from Toscolano to Torri in 20 minutes. There is a lot to see on the Verona side of Lake Garda: Gardaland, Colà thermal park, various nature parks and water parks, cable car from Malcesine to Monte Baldo (at 1700 meters altitude), Verona. On the Brescian side of Lake Garda you can visit the beautiful towns of Toscolano-Maderno, Gardone and Salò.
For information on the timetable of the Lake Garda - car ferry from Toscolano-Maderno to Torri click here...
Isola del Garda is the largest island in Lake Garda and is located off the coast of San Felice del Benaco on the western shore of Lake Garda. The island consists of a stately villa and the surrounding gardens and park. For several years now, the garden and villa have been open to the public for guided tours that depart from Salò, Gardone or Toscolano-Maderno. The Villa Borghese impresses with its Venetian-classical style with many architectural details and the magnificent furnishings. Above all, however, it is the magnificent park that draws visitors under its spell. From the main terrace of the villa you have a beautiful view of the garden in classic Italian style and you can admire the artistically trimmed hedges. Visiting this park from spring to autumn is an exceptionally beautiful experience. Pines and cypresses, acacia and lemon trees grow here. The park captivates with magnolias, magnificent agaves and many other plants in which many birds feel at home. The palm trees next to the villa come from the Canary Islands, even fruit plants such as pomegranates and, of course, citrus plants thrive.
Travel agency Agenzia Viaggi Molinari, Corso della Repubblica 67, Gardone Riviera - Sightseeing tours, bus and minivan tours - Very good travel agency, for arranging trains, visits to Arena di Verona, trips to nearby art cities on Lake Garda
Osteria Antico Brolo
An all-round coherent concept. Extremely tasty dishes with very good wines in a phenomenal location.
Adress Via Carere 10, Gardone Riviera
Phone +39 0365 21 421
Rest day Monday
The restaurant is located above Gardone (use the "Via Ronciglio" road to get here) and has a beautiful view of the lake.
Address Via Montecucco, 78, Gardone Riviera.
Phone +39 377 708 16 22.
Rest day Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Locanda Agli Angeli
A stone's throw from Villa Cargnacco, home of Gabriele D'Annunzio, is this charming historic inn.
Address Piazzetta Garibaldi 2, Gardone Riviera (Brescia)
Phone +39 0365 209 91
Rest day Thursday
This trattoria offers good food in a family environment. When the weather is nice, you get a seat on the covered terrace or you can sit in a gazebo in the garden under a green canopy of leaves. The view down to Lake Garda is fantastic.
Address Via Fasano Sopra, 17 - 25083 Gardone Riviera (Brescia)
Phone +39 0365 205 45
Rest day Wednesday
Good pizzeria above Gardone, with a wonderful view of the lake.
Address Via Supiano 1, Gardone Riviera
Phone +39 0365 436 71
Rest day Tuesday
Very nice location.Good service, very tasty drinks and good snacks.Nice to end the day here.
Address Via Carere 4, Gardone Riviera (befindet sich im oberen Teil von Gardone, beim Vittoriale)
Phone +39 329 021 54 56
The staff is super nice. Down-to-earth Italian cuisine in a typical ambience.
Address Via Panoramica 96, Gardone Riviera (das Restaurant befindet sich beim Ort San Michele di Gardone, hoch oben über Gardone Riviera)
Phone +39 0365 209 05
Vittoriale Festival Tener-a-mente. An amphitheater under the stars, with spectacular views of Lake Garda. Anyone who wants to enjoy music in a unique atmosphere should attend a concert at the Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera. Well-known Italian and international artists are on the program every year.
Boat pier and lakeside promenade at Gardone
Park Vittoriale degli Italiani - situated in upper part of Gardone
Wanderung im Parco Alto Garda Bresciano - Sicht über den ganzen See
Isola del Garda with Villa Borghese
Bars and restaurants on the lake promenade
Theater in the park Vittoriale degli Italiani
Boat pier and hotel near Gardone
Theater im Park Vittoriale degli Italiani
Gardone - Travel agency Molinari
Hotel on the Lake promenade
Tourist train from the shipping pier up to the Vittoriale