Lake Garda in the winter: the fjord of Trentino
Ideas for winter holidays by the lake
If you have never experienced the revitalizing qualities of Lake Garda in the winter, there has never been a better time to treat yourself to a holiday with something to suit everyone’s tastes and interests. How would you like to walk through spectacular natural surroundings in a place like nowhere else on Earth or dive into placid depths in search of the mysteries hidden beneath the water? Do you fancy exploring the cultural scene or sampling the local culinary delights? Or buying presents for your loved ones from local artisans?
They are all outstanding reasons to visit Lake Garda’s Trentino shore in the winter!
Lake Garda’s countless colours
Visitors to Lake Garda’s Trentino shore in the winter can enjoy magical walks under bright blue skies whose endless beauty feels close enough to touch. Explore the wide range of paths in the clear, crisp air. There is something to suit all tastes, from simple strolls on level ground to hikes around the surrounding peaks lasting several days. Wherever you go, you will be astounded by the rich colours of the thriving natural environment by the lake at this time of year.
Food for thought
Inside the mighty fortifications of the Rocca you will find the fascinating local museum. It is home to a collection of pieces dating from prehistory to the modern age and a selection of depictions of the local area stretching from 19th century paintings by landscape artists to works by the contemporary photographers who have followed in their footsteps. There are also some interesting historical facts about Riva and the surrounding area, including details of the battles between Venice and Milan to establish who would rule the area, and information about the golden era when the northern shore of Lake Garda became a tourist destination for such illustrious figures as Thomas Mann and Franz Kafka.
Take home the best of Italy
No holiday is complete without a spot of shopping. We recommend the multi-award winning Garda Trentino olive oil and the many local slow food products, which are perfect for refreshing your memories of the culinary delights from your holiday once you get home. If you are fond of genuine Italian craftsmanship, wander around the narrow streets of the old town centre and pick up some handmade pieces from the picturesque artisan workshops.