Holidays in Salò

With one of the longest promenades on Lake Garda, holidays in Salò mean relaxed lunches and gentle walks along the shore

Salò sits on the western shore of Lake Garda, laying out one of the longest and loveliest promenades on the lake and the old town is an atmospheric ramble away. This tangle of alleys, arcades and piazzas hides away Liberty-style houses, museums and churches – as well as plenty of inviting places to eat and drink. Walking holidays in Salò give you time to explore all of this, as well as the footpaths and ferry routes beyond. Lake Garda greats, including Gardone and Sirmione, are just a scenic boat ride away.

Soak up Salò's relaxed atmosphere

With its scenic spot, holidays in Salò lend themselves to relaxed days of lakeside strolls and watching the world go by with a cappuccino or Aperol spritz in hand. Things get livelier on Saturdays, when the market turns up. It’s the ideal place to pick up a picnic – or to simply marvel at the huge lemons, rounds of mountain cheese and cured meats that stack the stalls. On a warm summer evening, follow your ears to the bars along the lake; they often host live bands.

Wander through the history books

If you think the square on the waterfront is reminiscent of Venice, you’re not mistaken – Salò spent a few centuries as part of the Venetian Republic. Meanwhile, a walk through the lanes and piazzas of the old town is a walk through the history books. You can learn more about town’s past at the MuSa museum, housed in the old monastery and church. Exhibits chronicle everything from archaeological finds to Salò’s dark years as the HQ of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic.

Walk along Lake Garda's promenades

The promenade should be your first stop in Salò – an irresistible sweep of cypress trees, cafés and beaches. Catch a boat to the palatial villa and garden on Isola del Garda. Or to Gardone Riviera, where the eclectic Heller Botanical Garden showcases sculptures by artists as wide-ranging as Rodin and pop art maestro Keith Haring. Southerly towns such as castle-crowned Sirmione are in easy reach, too, and Bardolino and Garda are a hop across the water. Disembark at Peschiera or Desenzano for trains that connect to Verona.

Explore the Riviera Bresciana

Salò is the starting line for many hikes. Follow the Path of the Pine Grove (Sentiero della Pineta) through Alto Garda Bresciano Park and up Mount San Bartolomeo for spectacular views over Lake Garda. The Riviera Bresciana starts in Salò too. You can walk to Gargnano in half a day – or in a full day, if pausing for lazy lunches and to take in the panoramas en route. This walk swaps the main towns for serene forest paths and village roads.

Why book a summer holiday in Salò with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Salò best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to the Salò include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

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All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

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Park Hotel Casimiro Village, Beach location on Lake Garda

If you're looking for a peaceful getaway on Lake Garda, The Park Hotel Casimiro is the ideal spot. It's in front of a stunning sandy beach and has a large pool with lake views. There's a tempting spa too with indoor pool, sauna and steam room.

 

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Hotel Salo Du Parc, Pool and Lake View

Hotel Salò Du Parc feels very peaceful thanks to its lovely gardens and lakeside location. The centre of Salò is a couple of minutes' walk away so getting out and exploring the lake is easy.

Excursions

Book your excursions in resort with your Inghams representative

Venice Classic from £77 per person (full day)

Venice is not to be missed! This excursion allows you to explore the city with a guide and at your own pace. You’ll arrive by coach and grab a water taxi to the 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  – this is the perfect introduction to one of Italy's most magical cities.

Departs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Majestic Dolomites from £60 per person (full day)

Start 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. 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 rifugio 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.

Departs on Mondays and Fridays. Guests may have the opportunity to go up in a cable car for an additional fee of approx. €23pp (payable locally). Make sure you take some warmer clothes as temperatures really drop when you get up to the top!

Verona from £53 per person (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. On a walking tour of the city you'll see the impressive 2,000-year-old Roman arena. It's one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatres in the world and is currently home to the Verona Opera. Explore the marble paved shopping street of Via Mazzini which leads to the pretty market square Piazza Delle Erbe.

Departs on Fridays, entry tickets to the Roman Arena are not included

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.

Things to do in Salo

Things to see and do in Salo

We love just walking around Salò and its neighbour, Gardone. Bring your camera as you’ll want to snap away every time you come across a charming piazza or Art Deco building. You can stretch your legs along the promenade and look out over the lake – join the locals in the evening and take in the bustling atmosphere. To get further afield, take a ferry to one of the other resorts on the lake. The southern resorts are easy to get to and Bardolino and Garda are just a hop across the lake. If you enjoy gardens and art, then the Heller Botanical Gardens are a must.

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