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3 reasons why May is the best time to visit Lake Garda

“Grab your sunglasses and spend your days exploring”

Get away early to soak up the peace and quiet of Lake Garda before the summer rush…

  • 3 reasons why May is the best time to visit Lake Garda

    If you’d rather get out and explore than lie on a beach, bag a May getaway to Lake Garda in Italy – it’s one of the quietest times to go, and the mild weather is perfect for spending your days out and about. Here are our top three reasons to go.

    THE WEATHER

    With average temperatures in the mid-twenties, May is milder than the rest of the summer in northern Italy – much more comfortable for getting out and exploring  some of the best things to do in Lake Garda. So grab your sunglasses and spend your days hopping on and off ferries, cycling along lakeside promenades and visiting iconic towns.

    Lake Garda, Italy

    Lakeside promenade

    THE FESTIVALS

    There are plenty of celebrations and sporting events around Lake Garda in May. Cheer on the locals competing in Desenzano’s Colnago Cycling Festival, or watch the action from the shore during Riva’s GC32 boat race. You can also join the celebration of Torri del Benaco’s patron saint, San Filippo Neri, with music, food stands and craft stalls in the historic town centre. And what better way to toast the start of summer than at Bardolino’s Chiaretto wine festival – four days of live music, dragon boat races and fireworks, in honour of the area’s famous rosé wine.

    Bardolino wine festival

    Chiaretto  wine festival in Bardolino

    THE PEACE AND QUIET

    Get away early to soak up the peace and quiet of Lake Garda before the summer rush. June, July and August are the peak months, so travelling in May means the popular spots will be less busy and you can wander the pretty streets of Sirmione at your own pace or spend a day in Verona. And if you’re a thrill-seeker, get yourself to one of Lake Garda’s theme parks – Gardaland has over 30 rides and rollercoasters, and you’ll avoid the school holiday crowds.

    Sirmione, Lake Garda, Italy

    Sirmione

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Author: Ben Dent

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