I need some help for a terrific stay on Lake Garda, which was recommended by Nico for its beauty. After all of our Italian travels, this is a new area for us. Lake Como has always been our go to place, before moving down to Sant'Antonio. We would really like a place with a view of the lake for three nights. I'm really not in a position to do hard walking, especially hills or a lot of steps. I'm not sure if that's possible around this lake. I did see a town Sirmione, which looked promising, but really know nothing about this area. This is for our next October trip.
I really appreciate any advice you can give me. Sharon
We stayed a couple days in Sirmione in 2017 and loved it, it was mid October. We were sorta backpacking on this trip with no real itinerary other than visiting with our daughter twice during the trip. After spending time with her in Tuscany we hopped a train heading north. We had options but read about Sirmione and said sounds cool lets go to the largest lake in Italy! We had no idea what station to hop off at, chose Desenzano, and that turned out to be good, maybe a mile hike straight down hill to the ferry dock, they have taxi's but we wanted to act like 20 somethings ha!.
Fyi, we were lucky to arrive an hour before the last daily ferry to Sirmione, if we had missed that we would have had to take a bus around.
On the train we made a one night reservation at micro Hotel degli Oleander, great location right next to the Scaliger Castle. Our room was average size, but clean, comfortable and very convenient. Queen bed with great windows that opened up wide with a beautiful lake view. There was a large shared balcony on our floor as well, some sort of breakfast was included. After spending a couple hours around town we decided to tack on an extra night here, it's beautiful. especially the shoreline walkway past the thermal baths all the way around the point of the peninsula.
let me find some pics...............