Italy, Lake Garda
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.
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.
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 2017 programme (23 June - 27 August) sees the return of the all-time favourite Aida by Verdi loved for its lavish scenery and costumes. But there are also performances of Rigoletto and Nabucco by Verdi as well as Tosca and Madame Butterfly by Puccini. If you are staying in any of the main resorts on Lake Garda, such as Peschiera, we can book most performances (listed on the Verona opera page) and transport to and from Verona is included in addition to your opera ticket.
Resort Code: ITGO
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GTM +1
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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
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.
Prices shown are for guidance only. Please note we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions. See terms & conditions.
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.
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. For more information, see our Verona Opera information >