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Salò

An unspoilt lakeside town, full of squares, churches, bars and shops

Salo, 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.

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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: ITGO

Languages spoken: English

Time difference: GTM +1

Currency: EUR

  • from£614pp
  • 217 rooms
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This contemporary hotel offers a wide range of facilities and activities. It is on the lakeside, 100 metres from the little harbour of Porto Portese and the ferry stop.

 

  • from£349pp
  • 24 rooms
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This intimate, family-run hotel has been tastefully refurbished throughout. It enjoys lovely views from its central position on Salò’s lakeside promenade.

  • from£448pp
  • 43 rooms
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This modern, high quality hotel is just 2 minutes’ walk from the promenade, cathedral and old centre of Salò.

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from Supplement
Wednesday/Saturday 
Wednesday/Saturday 
Saturday 
Wednesday/Saturday 
Wednesday/Saturday 
Wednesday
Wednesday/Saturday 
Wednesday
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. 1hr 30mins 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 - see excursions tab
  • 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 EXCURSIONS 2019

Verona Opera - Jun to Sept - please visit our Opera information page for booking details and prices

Wine Tour from £48 Tuesdays only
12.10pm - 7.15pm 
Spend the day sipping some of the finest wines of the Veneto and Trentino regions in the sunshine. Discover the secrets of wine making and enjoy a small snack with a selection of full bodied fresh, refreshing whites and vibrant rose.

Tour of Lake Garda from £48 Mondays and Fridays
7.40am - 6.20pm  
Explore the resorts of Lake Garda with one of our fantastic tours. Take a coach down the famous Gardesana road and cruise the crystalline waters on a boat trip to resorts with time for shopping, sight seeing and lunch.

Dolomites from £53 Mondays only
7.00am - 7.40pm 
Drive through the scenic South Tyrol right through to Pass Pordoi and immerse yourself in the vibrant countryside of the Dolomites. Stop for a drink at one of the Refugio's or explore the flora and fauna on foot during this guided tour.

Venice Classic from £70 Tuesdays and Thursdays 
7.55am - 8.00pm
This spectacular guided tour offers you a full day in the rich and decadent city of Venice. Including coach and water taxi transfers, our tour leader will guide you through the sights and on a gondola before you enjoy free time to explore this enchanting city at your own pace.

Verona Classic from £43 Tuesdays and Fridays
8.55am - 6.10pm   
Visit one of Italy's most popular citta d'Arte and traverse this spectacular medieval city which is home to the Roman Ampitheatre, Juliet's balcony and the stunning Via Mazzini.

Milan from £59 Thursdays only
8.45am - 6.40pm
Take the coach down to the cobbled streets of Milan and spend the day immersing yourself in the stunning architecture of this industrial city.

 

Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions. Timings are approximate and subject to change.

Things To Do

  • Walking

Salò is especially fun to visit for the big Saturday market, or on Sunday when the residents take their evening stroll on the long lakeside promenade. To get to know the Gulf of Salò, carry on along the promenade perhaps as far as the Conca d'Oro beach (40 minutes) for a drink and a great view of the town. Or visit the botanical gardens at nearby Gardone Riviera 10 minutes away on the boat. Salò holidays are for lovers of Italy and all things Italian.

Gardone & Salò Cycle Tour

A new way to explore the outer reaches of Gardone & Salò, discovering new places of interest and sampling some of the local specialities.

Laghetti Sovenigo | Moderate | 3 hrs approx

After meeting your professional cycling guide and collecting your trusted steed (a regular mountain bike) for the tour, the cycle tour heads along the lake through Salò and to Polpenazze to visit an ancient archaeological site from the bronze age, a fascinating UNESCO protected site. After a leisurely cycle you then arrive at the nature park of Lake Sovenigo, consisting of pretty flatlands and marshes criss crossed with small waterholes filled with lotus flowers. The cycle track takes you around the park and to the popular cantina of Delai Sergio to sample wines of the area accompanied by local specialities.

Bookable locally £35 per person

Please register with your Rep on arrival. The tour is subject to minimum numbers and weather conditions (price shown is for guidance)

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

Activity Information

Other things to do in and around Salò

  • Visit the Vittoriale museum and gardens in Gardone
  • Heller botanical gardens
  • Visit Isola del Garda island
  • Visit the Duomo in Salò
  • Boat trips to nearby resorts such as Maderno

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

Resort Combinations

Two Centres | You can combine your 7 night stay in Salò with 3, 4 or 7 nights in Venice or Verona, or with a stay in Merano or Selva in the Dolomites. Guests using Bergamo flights can combine Salò with Lake Como or Lake Maggiore.

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