Our most recommended things to do in Desenzano del Garda

Desenzano del Garda: Sunset Boat Trip at Sunset with Drink

1. Desenzano del Garda: Sunset Boat Trip at Sunset with Drink

This tour lasts 90 minutes. The meeting point is at the port of Desenzano, we will sail towards Sirmione to admire the peninsula from a different perspective than usual and have a toast at sunset. Admire views of Grotte di Catullo, the white Jamaica Beach, the sulphur spring of Sirmione thermal waters and Scaligero Castle. A nice way to see Sirmione!

Desenzano: tasting of Lugana wines with vineyard tour

2. Desenzano: tasting of Lugana wines with vineyard tour

We are located on Lake Garda in the southern area, which includes the wine areas of Lugana and Valtenesi, highly suited to the production of excellent quality wines, known throughout the world. During the visit to the cellars and vineyards, we will tell you our vision of agriculture, attention to sustainability and respect for nature that distinguishes us; you will wisit also the sparkling wine quarries and our barrel cella, where you will learn about the production methods. After the tour, we will reach the tasting area where you will taste 4 wines from the Lugana and Valtenesi area, a Lugana Doc, a classic method sparkling Brut wine, a Valtenesi Chiaretto Rosè and a pure Merlot red wine, with platters of cold cuts and cheeses, for an unforgettable sensory experience.

Sirmione Highlights Walking and Boat Tour

3. Sirmione Highlights Walking and Boat Tour

Meet your guide outside the walls of Sirmione, where your adventure begins. After a brief introduction, get ready for an immersive experience as you set sail on a boat tour, cruising along the peninsula and soaking up the awe-inspiring sceneries of Lake Garda and the enchanting town of Sirmione. Marvel at the ancient Roman villa, Grotte di Catullo, and admire the fascinating thermal springs that emerge from the heart of the lake. The adventure doesn't end there! After this waterborne introduction, follow your knowledgeable guide as you step through the ancient drawbridge of the castle walls, venturing into the captivating streets of Sirmione. Discover hidden secrets, unravel intriguing stories, and listen to the whispers of ancient legends that echo through this charming village. After the tour we suggest you enjoy some free time for shopping or indulging in a delicious gelato at one of the many gelaterias in the center.

Best of Sirmione with Boat Tour and Grotte di Catullo

4. Best of Sirmione with Boat Tour and Grotte di Catullo

Join an incredible tour starting in Sirmione. Meet your guide and set off on a scenic boat ride, circling the picturesque Sirmione peninsula, taking in the charming views of the area. Afterward, enjoy a leisurely walking tour through the charming streets of Sirmione, stroll through the quaint alleys, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere and discovering the hidden gems that make this town so special. Savor some free time to explore at your own pace, indulge in shopping, savor a delicious gelato, or simply soak up the ambiance of this beautiful town. Later, reconnect with your guide and prepare to step back in time as you venture into the fascinating Grotte di Catullo This tour offers a perfect blend of relaxation, exploration, and cultural immersion. From the boat ride to the walking tour, and the free time, to the visit of the Grotte di Catullo, it promises an unforgettable experience in Sirmione.

Lake Garda: Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class with Aperitivo

5. Lake Garda: Group Pasta and Tiramisu Class with Aperitivo

You can't visit Italy without trying at least one pasta dish... So, we'll teach you two! Learn how to roll 'sfoglia' (fresh pasta) by hand and how to prepare 2 simple different kinds of pasta from scratch with your local host. As the icing on the cake, you will learn to prepare also the iconic Tiramisu. Share your passion for the Italian cuisine as you make new friends in this hands-on cooking class. It's a great way to truly experience Italian culture. This experience is held by Cesarine, the oldest Italy’s network of home cooks available in more than 500 cities all over the country. Cesarine stands for "home cook", they are passionate and welcoming local hosts that open the doors of their own homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences. The Cesarine serve only local specialties from their family cookbooks to tell the great story of their traditional regional cuisine.

Lonato: tour and tasting of Valtenesi and Lugana wines

6. Lonato: tour and tasting of Valtenesi and Lugana wines

Tasting three glasses of Garda DOP wine and oil in the cellar is a unique experience to appreciate the flavors and aromas of the Lake Garda area. During the guided tour of the vineyards, you will be able to discover the secrets of wine and oil production, learning to recognize the different varieties of grapes and olive trees. In the cellar we will guide you in the tasting of three fine wines, accompanied by a selection of typical local products, such as cheeses, cured meats and fresh bread. Also, taste the Garda DOP extra virgin olive oil, with the characteristics of the fruit and slightly spicy. An unforgettable experience for true lovers of good wine and good food.

From Milan: Full-Day Discovering Garda Lake

7. From Milan: Full-Day Discovering Garda Lake

Your guide will meet you at the Central Station in Milan and in just 1-hour, you will reach Desenzano Del Garda. Desenzano is a attractive village and a popular bathing resort. Its historical, artistic and archaeological culture makes it is one of the most appreciated cities on the lake. After a tour of the city, your guide will escort you to the harbor to take a boat to Sirmione, a splendid peninsula in the midst of the lake, a little heaven to spend your time seeking natural and gastronomical treats. Here, you will have your free lunch and free time and after that spoil yourself with an ice cream tasting (typical gelato Italiano). Return by boat to Desenzano for some shopping and free time. When you will be ready, your guide will escort you to the station in order to get the train to Milan.

Grotte di Catullo Archeological Tour in Sirmione

8. Grotte di Catullo Archeological Tour in Sirmione

Meet your guide in front of the entrance to the Grotte di Catullo archaeological park , where our captivating tour begins. Step inside and immerse yourself in the wonders of a place that was once a lavish and luxurious villa overlooking Lake Garda. This site holds a fascinating history and is located on the most beautiful and sought-after spot, at the tip of a peninsula that stretches into the heart of the lake. Your guide will unveil the tales and legends of this magical place where the renowned poet Catullo composed many of his works. Inspired by the breathtaking panorama and the marvels of the lake, Catullo found the inspiration to create his masterpieces. Prepare to be enchanted as you explore the site, discovering the remnants of the opulent villa and envisioning the grandeur that once graced this location. The guide's narrative will transport you back in time, allowing you to relive the past and connect with the spirit of this extraordinary place.

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What people are saying about Desenzano del Garda

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

The trip to Lake Garda was wonderful! Our guide, Valeria was kind and caring and very informative. She gave us a great deal of flexibility in what we wanted to do. A 90n minute train ride from Milan Central Station brought us the lovely town of Desenzano on Lake Garda. After exploring the town we took the ferry to the island of Simione and explored the village and had a lovely lunch at the Guide Michelin-starred restaurant La Speranzina. I highly recommend this trip!