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Desenzano Holidays

A lively resort on Lake Garda's southernmost shores

A holiday in Desenzano combines a picturesque lakeside resort setting with the vibrant atmosphere of a thriving Italian community. Social life is focused on the many bars, cafés, pizzerias and restaurants in the historic centre and on the pedestrianised shopping area. Narrow streets lead up to the medieval castle that overlooks the town and offers panoramic views of the lake. Desenzano has two harbours and two public beaches. The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.

 

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Festivals

 

Bardolino Wine Festival

 

Bardolino Wine Festival

The Wine Festival in Bardolino (October) brings the summer season on Lake Garda to a close. Five days celebrating the new harvest of the grapes from which the famous Bardolino wines are made. Plenty of opportunity to taste the wines and sample regional food specialties, all accompanied by musical concerts ending in a spectacular firework display over the lake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Verona Opera

Verona Opera

A night at the opera in the ancient arena in Verona must surely be one of life’s great experiences even if you’re not an opera buff. The 2018 programme (22 June - 1 September) with all-time favourite Aida by Verdi loved for its lavish scenery and costumes. A new stage design for Carmen by Bizet, there are also performances of Nabucco by Verdi, as well as Turandot by Puccini. If you are staying in any of the main resorts on Lake Garda, we can book most performances (listed on the Verona Opera page) and transport to & from Verona is included in addition to your opera ticket.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ITDE

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£999pp
  • 51 rooms
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The Park is a well-established, first-class hotel offering comfortable accommodation and modern facilities alongside superior service.

  • from£659pp
  • 40 rooms
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This hotel has been a favourite with Inghams' guests for many years, with the majority consistently rating it "excellent". Originally a private villa, it is still owned by the family who converted it into a hotel.

  • from£749pp
  • 62 rooms
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Beautifully presented, modern, stylish interiors and high levels of service.

  • from£719pp
  • 50 rooms
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The Hotel Mayer & Splendid is set in a prime location on the lake side promenade in the centre of Desenzano.

  • from£649pp
  • 25 apartments
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A charming, historic residence dating back to the 18th century. Enjoying a panoramic location overlooking Desenzano which lies 1.5km away.

  • from£609pp
  • 41 rooms
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A historic building with modern interior, the Hotel Nazionale is in a superb lakefront location. 

  • from£559pp
  • 46 rooms
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A renovated and friendly hotel situated just 100 meters from the lakeside and Desenzano beach. 

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Wednesday/Saturday 
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Saturday 
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Wednesday
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Verona Gatwick 
Southampton 
Cambridge 
Birmingham 
Manchester
Leeds-Bradford
Newcastle
Edinburgh
Nil/£19
£19/£29
£39
£49/£49
£39/£49
£49
£79/£79
£59

Transfer Approx. 45mins by coach.

Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.

Self drive is available

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Inghams Saver Plus: Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last!  
  • Free excursion
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Rep based in resort

Special Offers

Excursions

Free Excursion | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day free.

*Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.

Pre-Bookable for Summer 18

  • Wine Tour £35, Monday, half day
  • Tour of Lake Garda £38, Wednesday & Friday, full day
  • Dolomites £39, Monday & Friday, full day
  • Venice £55, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, full day
  • Venice by Night £59, Thursday, full day
  • Verona* £28, Tuesday & Friday, full day
  • Verona Opera (evening Jun-Aug) see our Verona Opera page for full details

Pre-Bookable for Summer 19

  • Wine Tour £48 Monday and Tuesday, half day
  • Tour of Lake Garda £48, Monday, Wednesday & Friday, full day
  • Dolomites £53, Monday & Friday, full day
  • Venice £70, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday, full day
  • Venice by Night £73, Thursday, full day
  • Verona* £43, Tuesday & Friday, full day
  • Verona Opera (evening Jun-Aug) see our Verona Opera page for full details

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Things To Do

  • Cinema
  • Cycling
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Walking

Holidays in Desenzano give you great access to two harbours and two public beaches. The resort has the best ferry and hydrofoil services on the lake so the main lakeside towns, including Garda, Peschiera and Sirmione, are very accessible. Bus and train connections are excellent and Verona, Venice and Padua are within easy reach.

You can also attend the Verona Opera from Desenzano. For more information, see our Verona Opera information

 

Activity Information

Other things to do in and around Desenzano

  • Panoramic views from Desenzano castle
  • Archaelogical museum
  • Roman Villa
  • 16th century cathedral where the Last Supper by Tiepolo can be found
  • Visit to Parco Sigurta botanical gardens
  • Visit to Verona by train
  • Boat trips to other resorts around the lake
  • Gardaland theme park
  • Caneva World waterpark

You can also attend the Verona Opera. For more information, see our Verona Opera information

 

Resort Combinations

Two Centres | You can combine your 7 night stay in Desenzano with 3, 4 or 7 nights in Venice or Verona, or any other Lake Garda resort.

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