Limone Holidays

Limone is one of the best resorts for hiking on Lake Garda. It’s right at the bottom of the mountain and steep, cobbled streets throughout the town lead up to some fantastic viewpoints. There’s nothing better than taking an early morning walk and enjoying uninterrupted views over the lake from your quiet vantage point. For the more serious hikers, there’s around 70 trails to choose from of varying lengths and difficulties. Grab your boots and set of early – don’t forget to take your camera!

If walking isn’t your thing, there’s still plenty of reasons to pick Limone as your base. The town is beautiful with colourful buildings and vibrant lakeside promendade. During the summer the evenings come alive with live music concerts in the square. There’s also regular ferries to other towns so exploring Lake Garda is easy. Limone is filled with traditional restaurants using the lemons that grow all around. Take a visit to Limonaia Del Castel to learn about the town’s history with this citrus fruit.

  • from£419pp
  • 54 rooms
Hotel Europa, Limone, Lake Garda, Italy - hotel exteriors.jpg

This friendly hotel is about ten minute's from the centre of Limone (the hill to get back is quite steep so please bear this in mind if you have walking difficulties) and is a great choice if you're looking for a laid-back holiday. The restaurant terrace has fantastic lake and mountain views, and you'll find veggies grown in the hotel's gardens on your plate most evenings.

 

  • from£466pp
  • 50 rooms
Hotel Alexander, Exterior

Hotel Alexander is in the centre of Limone and is scattered with pretty flowers and plants all over the low-rise buildings. There's an infinity pool in the gardens and spacious rooms have garden view terraces or lake-facing balconies. The centre of Limone is less than five-minutes away so you're well placed if you want to explore.

  • from£569pp
  • 111 rooms
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Hotel Garda Bellevue is a fantastic base for those wanting to explore Lake Garda. It's in the centre of Limone with the ferry port close by, which makes days out easy. At the hotel you'll find a pool with a bar serving snacks, a spa with an indoor pool and a traditional restaurant serving Italian food.

  • from£486pp
  • 89 rooms
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Boasting exceptional views from its tropical gardens, the quaint and traditional Hotel San Pietro offers the perfect base for anyone seeking rest and relaxation in one of Lake Garda's most picturesque resorts. 

  • from£629pp
  • 52 rooms
Hotel Villa Dirce, Limone, Lake Garda, Italy - Exterior aerial view.jpg

Villa Dirce is built into the cliff above Limone so it has some of the most stunning views across the lake. We love enjoying them from the pool and restaurant. The hotel is a 20 minute walk along the lakeside promenade or a short shuttle ride from the centre of town.

  • from£619pp
  • 210 rooms
Hotel Royal Village, Evening

This large resort is on the outskirts of Limone - around a 15-minute walk from the centre. It has great views over the lake and is a good choice for families with a children's pool and mini club to keep them entertained. All your meals are included here too, so it's good value for money.

  • from£739pp
  • 27 rooms
Villa La Gardenia & Oleandra, Limone, Lake Garda, Italy - view from the hotel.jpg

This hotel has some of the best views in Limone. Relax in the gardens, by the pool or over a leisurely dinner on the terrace and just drink them in. The centre if Limone is only five minutes away and you can join the owners on a weekly tour of the town. You also get to explore a nearby waterfall with a private path that leads straight from the property.

 

  • from£499pp
  • 96 rooms
Hotel Du Lac, Exterior

You'll find some of the best views of the lake from the pool and restaurant at the Hotel Du Lac, which is one of the reasons we love it so much. It's nice and peaceful with plenty of space to spread out and the centre of Limone is just a ten-minute walk away.

  • 47 rooms
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Hotel All'Azzurro is in a pedestrianised area right on the lakefront in central Limone. The ferry port is just down the road so it's a great base if you want to explore. We love the lake views here, from the panoramic terrace at the restaurant to the rooftop pool. Inside, the rooms are modern and comfy - some have private balconies with lake views too.

  • from£456pp
  • 152 rooms
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Hotel Cristina has spectacular views across Lake Garda from its elevated position above Limone. Stay in the best panoramic rooms, which all have furnished balconies facing the lake. Soak up the sun beside La Cristina's pool, with the best views or relax with a drink form the bar beside the pool at La Terrazza. At dinner there's a great choice from the buffet and wine and selected soft drinks are included in the half board price too!

Useful Information
Information about Limone
Resort Code ITLI
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 45.814072
Longitude 10.791700
Travel and Transportation
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Transfer time: approx. 2 hours 15 mins 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

Excursions

Free Excursion: Pre-book three excursions per person and receive a FREE full day excursion to Verona

Verona Opera (evening)

The Verona Opera is definitely one for the bucket list! The season runs from mid June to early September and covers all the classics including Aida by Verdi or Turnadot by Puccini. Whichever performance you choose; you’ll have an incredible evening. We’ve included transport to and from the arena so you won’t have to worry about a thing. You can find out more about the opera and see the 2021 programme here.

Price: from £64 per person (price based on un-numbered steps tickets, upgrades are available)

Departs: Various days from June to September (click here for the 2021 schedule)

Venice Classic (full day)

Spend a day in this rich and indulgent city; known for its spectacular Renaissance architecture, dramatic theatre history, cobbled streets and charming waterways. It’s not to be missed! Our Venice Classic excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide as well as at your own pace. You’ll arrive there by coach and a water taxi transfer is included into the historic centre. You’ll also have the option to add on a gondola ride (payable locally). There’s plenty of time to take in sights of the Basilica, Doge's Palace, St Mark's square and the Rialto bridge in your own time – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Price: from £70 per person

Departs: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

Venice Special (full day)

Extend your day in Venice with this excursion. You’ll spend the day exploring the cobbled lanes and canals. We’ve included a lagoon boat trip that takes around an hour – you’ll get to see the Laguna islands as well as other famous spots and monuments. There is so much to see and do in the city, and with your departure time back to your hotel not until 9pm, you won't be rushed to fit them all in.

Price: from £75 per person

Departs: Wednesdays

Majestic Dolomites (full day)

We think the Dolomites are the most breath-taking part of the Alps and this excursion gives you the chance to embrace mountain life with one of our fantastic tour guides. It starts with a scenic drive through the exceptional South Tyrol, Val di Fiemme, Cavalese and Moena regions. You’ll then stop off at Passa Pordoi and take in the incredible views from this 2,000-metre-high vantage point. Then there’s some free time to explore the terrain at your own pace, either by taking one of the trekking paths or simply enjoying an Aperol at a refugio and taking in the views. A stop off at the chocolate box town of Ortisei is included on the way back to your hotel as well as plenty of stops for photo opportunities in this awe inspiring landscape.

Price: from £53 per person

Departs: Mondays and Fridays

Tour of Lake Garda (half day)

Get ready to explore the best of Lake Garda on this excursion – there’s so much natural beauty and picturesque towns to discover. See the spectacular mountain scenery of the north and the sunny plains of the south. Travelling by both coach and ferry, the tour itinerary for this excursion varies depending on where you start but will usually follow the famous Gardensana road lined with fragrant olive and lemon trees to reach the likes of Malcesine, Sirmione, Salo and Limone.

Price: from £48 per person

Departs: Fridays

Verona (full day)

Verona is one of Italy’s most charming little cities. This day trip dips into the romance of the medieval city, reliving the scenes from Romeo and Juliet while wandering around through the cobbled streets and past ancient buildings. The impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena is one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera, and the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini leads you to the stunning Piazza Delle Erbe. The handsome city mixes its rich past and modern present with great style.

Price: from £43 per person

Departs: Tuesdays and Fridays

Milan (full day, bookable locally)

Milan is one of the most stunning cities in Italy and has transformed what comes to mind when we think of the industrial landscape. This hive of activity and industry plays host to the heavyweights of haute couture fashion, art and baroque architecture. From the towering and awe inspiring Duomo to Da Vinci's Last Supper housed in the Santa Maria delle Grazie, a guided tour of Milan is to be missed.

Departs: Thursdays

 

Please note that the price of excursions will vary depending on the resort you are staying in. We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.

Resort Combination

Resort Combinations

Two Centres | You can combine your 7 night stay in Limone with 3, 4 or 7 nights in Venice or Verona, or with a contrasting Lake Garda resort such as Sirmione or one of our mountain resorts Merano or Selva in the Dolomites.

Things To Do

Walking

There are so many trails in and around Limone – from flat routes along the lakeside to more challenging climbs that take you up into the mountains. Our favourite is the walk to Punta dei Larici. It takes you along the lake and when you get to the top, the views are incredible. Keep an eye out for the guided walks offered by the tourist office. They normally run between June and September.

Food & drink

Limone is filled with traditional restaurants using the lemons that grow all around. Take a visit to Limonaia Del Castel to learn about the town’s history with the citrus fruit.

The restaurants and bars on Limone’s promenade really come alive in the evening. It’s a great place to enjoy a slow dinner.

Photography

You’re definitely going to want to pack your camera for a holiday in Limone! We love the harbour shots but for the best panoramas, you need to head up the mountains. There’s plenty of restaurant and bar terraces that capture the views, so you can enjoy a drink as you snap away.

Sightseeing

Limone’s not too far from Malcesine so we recommend hopping onto a ferry and visiting the town. Make sure you head up Monte Baldo if you’re a fan of walking and great views! Riva is easy to get to, too. There’s lots of little nooks to explore in Limone. The Church of Saint Rocco is a hidden gem. We love visiting the oil mill too for some tastings.

Good to know

  • Use the smaller, private boats instead of ferries for a more cost-effective return ticket to Malcesine
  • Visit the free tourist museum to learn why the residents in Limone live longer thanks to their genes
  • Despite the common misconception of its relation to the fruit, the town name Limone is actually derived from the Latin “limes” meaning border
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