Do you want to plan a trip for love? Discover the best romantic places, perfect for a couple’s weekend on Lake Garda.
You can choose between sunsets, medieval castles, villas with silent gardens… there are many places on Lake Garda to visit if you want to experience a moment of intimacy with breathtaking views. The wonderful charm and atmosphere of this lake are perfect for a gift: you will make an exceptional impression on your partner!
Moreover, it is a perfect place to exchange a promise of love. It is always very romantic to be on a lake that in some places seems to have emerged from a distant era. You can understand why many people choose to get married here, among the castles of Garda.
Sirmione, the Magic of the Castle and the Catullo Caves
You can access this wonderful medieval village from an ancient drawbridge, which leads to the Castle: you’ll immediately realize that you’re in a special place. The fortress, suspended between the waters of the lake, seems to emerge from a medieval fairy tale, and visiting it out of season, perhaps in some fog, makes it a more than romantic, dreamlike place…
Its position on the tip of the peninsula makes Sirmione even more unique and right there, on the most extreme part, you’ll find the ruins of an ancient Roman villa, called Catullo Caves.
A place from which to admire the sunset, live a moment among the most romantic on Lake Garda, perhaps also remembering the famous Latin love verse by Catullus, “I hate and I love”. Some suggest that he composed these songs precisely in his Roman villa in Sirmione, which could be the original headquarters of what are now the Catullo Caves.
Romantic Weekend at the Spa
Spas can be a romantic place, where you can book couples’ treatments, Jacuzzi pools to relax in, You & Me massages with scented oils. Various facilities offer ideal offers to relax through the regenerating massage of thermal water, especially in the territory of the Terme di Sirmione.
You can indulge in a relaxing treatment, share emotions and desires among the waters of well-being.
Sigurtà Garden Park
You arrive on this bank of the Mincio, to admire this romantic park full of natural beauty. An English garden inside a historic park, which can offer emotions in every season, from falling leaves in autumn, to expanses of tulips in spring.
If the historic villa dates back to the fifteenth century, the arrangement of this garden dates back to the end of the eighteenth century – early nineteenth century, with a plant architecture that combines natural and artificial elements, with an Anglo-Saxon romantic atmosphere that has greatly influenced the entire style of this place in Valeggio sul Mincio. A forest with a neo-Gothic temple, a Castelletto, a cave to experience poetry and music in a rustic way.
The Poetic and Suggestive Vittoriale
This citadel near Gardone Riviere, built by the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, is one of the most fascinating places on Lake Garda.
In the Vittoriale degli Italiani you can visit a park, gardens, the poet’s house called the Prioria.
An ideal place for those who love romantic atmospheres linked to the past, among the furnishings of the past and the love stories of the Vate. In the Prioria, in fact, the sculpture of Eleonora Duse, muse and lover of the poet, his great tormented love, is preserved; for this reason, the statue was often covered with a cloth…
Lake Garda from a Boat
A cruise on the lake can certainly offer an exciting opportunity to experience as a couple. The route that is often recommended in this case is the one that starts from Desenzano, arrives in Sirmione and then continues to Gardone Riviera.
You can thus experience moments on the open lake, kiss among the waves, and go down to see the Catullo Caves or the Vittoriale. For those who also want to discover new shores, it is possible to reach Riva del Garda, and cross the fjord on the Trentino shore – romantic and surprising in every season.
Some historic sailboats even organize not only excursions but also short sailing honeymoon trips!
Punta San Vigilio and Romance Becomes a Fairy Tale
This promontory reserves a magical corner, with an idyllic harbor, buildings of Renaissance beauty, a beach just a few steps away to relax – the Bay of Sirens.
It has been a place already frequented by illustrious personalities for its beauty, such as Churchill and Napoleon.
The most important Renaissance building is Villa Guarienti, which houses an inn inside, where weddings are also often celebrated. You will also find a small church and a garden in the villa, the colors and light of those who seek a perfect place between the beauty and nature of the lake. Perfect at sunset…
The Hermitage of San Valentino and the Lovers’ Path
Just the name already recalls love, then the path is such as to be suitable for a walk in nature, perhaps hand in hand, to reach this place of retreat.
The scenarios are magnificent once you arrive at the Hermitage. You start from Gargnano, go up and arrive in this place between rock and lake views, full of suggestions. An ancient church for prayer, silence, today a source of emotions also for those who arrive to embrace each other in the atmosphere and under the good auspices of the patron saint of lovers!
The Most Romantic Villages on Garda Lake
If you want to find yourself among the alleys of an ancient village, and enjoy the surreal atmosphere of these places, as a couple the ideal visits are to Canale di Tenno a place where time has stood still and embracing each other among the cobblestone streets and ancient shops is certainly exciting.
Otherwise, among the most idyllic villages on Benaco there is Castellaro Lagusello, where you will also find a heart-shaped pond!
In the thirteenth century a castle in the center of the village was erected by the Scaligeri, and still today this beautiful village, shows itself full of poetry and passion, especially to all lovers.
Whatever destination you choose… let Lake Garda enhance the romance that is in you!