Lake Garda attracts numerous tourists every year, who decide to spend their holidays in these places so loved by celebrities.
The first to fall in love with this land was the Latin poet Catullus, who owned a splendid residence in Sirmione.
After him came Dante Alighieri, Goethe, Ugo Foscolo, James Joyce and many others.
If you love nature, you enjoy practicing sport and you want to enrich your historical cultural background, then you are in the right place.
This guide wants to suggest, in particular, some places to visit during a pleasant boat trip in the turquoise waters of Lake Garda.
We therefore suggest that you contact Rappydrive, a company in Moniga del Garda that has a solid experience in the sectors of boat rental and storage.
There are so many vehicles available and not all of them require a boat license.
What are you waiting for? Get ready because we’re about to set sail.
THE ISLAND OF GARDA
The Isle of Garda, known as the Borghese Island, is the largest of the five.
In these places the pirates passed first and then St. Francis of Assisi who, in 1220, founded a monastery where the friars of the order went to live.
The cult building was suppressed by Napoleon Bonaparte and today in its place there is a marvelous palace in Venetian neo-Gothic style.
THE ISLAND OF SAN BIAGIO
Its second name, Isola dei Conigli, is linked to the presence of hares and rabbits during the 16th century.
This small piece of land also enjoys a very suggestive peculiarity: it is located, in fact, at close distance from the coast of Lake Garda and in dry periods it is reachable on foot.
THE ISLAND OF TRIMETONE
It is the third largest and has passed to the headlines because it was a powder keg: in fact, unexploded bombs dating back to the First and Second World Wars were left on it. Finally, there are a fort and some military buildings that have been closed today.
THE ISLAND OF DREAM AND THE ISLAND OF OLIVE
They are those of smaller dimensions: the first, distant from the coast only 20 meters, has been renamed the peninsula of the Dream and in the dry periods you can go there on foot. If you like scuba diving this is the right place: at around 35 meters deep there is, in fact, a wreck dating back to 1987.
The second, characterized by a wild and uncontaminated nature, is the ideal place to relax and practice diving. There are, in fact, numerous smooth rocks for sunbathing, but the real attraction is a cave much loved by divers for its flora and fauna.
TRIP TO SIRMIONE AND LAZISE
The first stop on your mini cruise is Sirmione, a place renowned for the healing properties of its thermal waters and for its vast archaeological heritage.
We recommend you to visit the Grotte di Catullo, the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore and the charming old town with its narrow and irregular alleys.
Before leaving, you can’t miss a walk in the magical old port and a tour of the city center.
The latter is characterized by numerous shops and restaurants, where you can taste the delicacies of the local cuisine.