Salò, a lovely Belle Epoque town full of handsome cafes, townhouses and hotels, many the result of rebuilding in the prevailing liberty (Italian Art Deco) style after a 1901 earthquake. Its history dates back to the Romans and Venetians. It is especially fun to visit for the big Saturday market, or on Sunday when the residents take their evening stroll on the promenade. Treat yourself to wonderful music of all kinds on the Lungolago (the lakeside promenade) which becomes the open-air setting for several bands. If you go on Thursday night you'll get the best sounds of the summer.