At only a couple of kilometers from Camping Fornella, in the small village of Manerba del Garda, you can visit the stunning natural park of Rocca di Manerba and Sasso. The park spreads over a few kilometres of suggestive green area and offers the possibility to admire archeological ruins dating back to different historical times, with remains from the Neolithic era to the Renaissance. In the reserve you can also find a small archeological museum, which is a small display of the bigger "open air museum" that the park is.
Through a suggestive walk along the marked paths you can reach the top of the Rocca, from where you will be able to enjoy a stunning view over the lake, especially admiring the Isola di San Biagio (also known as Isola dei Conigli, the Rabbit Island), Isola del Garda, and the fascinating mountains on the background. Do not miss it!
For information on the archeological museum opening times and walking paths visit the website of the Rocca di Manerba and Sasso Natural Park.
Openair markets are a strong tradition at Garda Lake, as well as a must both for residents and tourists. Every town on the lake has a regular day when the market takes place, from Monday to Sunday, and always in the morning hours (8 am till 1 pm). In the market you will find any kind of products, from clothes to household objects, from souvenirs to local fresh gastonomic products.
Moniga del Garda - Peschiera del Garda – Torri del Benaco
Desenzano del Garda - Limone - Tuesday evening in Manerba del Garda
San Felice del Benaco - Gargnano (every two weeks) – Gavardo
Bardolino - Lonato - Toscolano
Garda - Manerba del Garda - Sirmione in Località Lugana
Salò - Malcesine - Polpenazze
Rivoltella di Desenzano (IV-IX)
Camping Fornella is situated within walking distance of the nearest public ferry-boat stop at the Port of Portese. The public ferry-boats will take you to discover the most beautiful towns and villages of the Garda Lake. You can choose between a short cruise or a longer tour, and visit the towns of Limone and Riva del Garda up north, Lazise and Barlodino on the east side, and Sirmione or Desenzano on the south shore. The company Navigarda gives you also the possibility to buy a tour of the lake, choosing your favourite destinations. Many ferry boats allow bicycle transportation, and some of them offer the possibility to carry your car or motorbike with you to the other side of the lake.
NAVIGAZIONE LAGO DI GARDA Public ferry boat itineraries, timetables and prices. Useful information about Lake Garda and its transportation service.
Sirmione is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the shores of Lake Garda in northern Italy. The small historic town is located on the tip of a long peninsula protruding from the southern shore of the lake between Desenzano del Garda and Peschiera. Sirmione has thermal springs and was a spa destination even in Roman times.
The town is dominated by a thirteenth-century castle, the Rocca Scaligera, defended by a moat patrolled by swans and ducks. The castle is open to the public and visitors can explore the ramparts, admire views over Lake Garda and climb the tower.
The Roman villa - known as the Grotte di Catullo - out at the end of the headland is large and impressive. The ruins (closed Mondays) are in a lovely setting surrounded by lake, with lizards scuttling through olive groves. Visitors can wander through the ruined walls and admire archaeological finds - including a charming carving of rabbits - in the small museum.
The city centre is characterised by the narrow alleys with the walls of stone, offering its visitors romantic and suggestive views. Today Sirmione is one of the most important tourist centres of the Garda Lake, with sports and recreational facilities and hotel establishments able to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding clients.
Here the most famous:
GARDALAND The biggest and most famous amusement park of the country is located at only a few minutes from the lake. Distance from Camping Fornella: 38 km
CANEVAWORLD An amusement and water park with big slides and water games at a few km from Garda Lake. Distance from the Camping: 40 km
LE VELE ACQUAPARK Water park full of attractions, water slides and pools located in the area of Brescia. Distance from the Camping: 70 km
PARCO ACQUATICO CAVOUR Water park full of attractions mostly oriented to children and young adults with many green areas. Distance from the Camping: 50 km
MOVIELAND Amusement park suitable for families with entertainment dedicated to the world of cinema. Distance from the Camping: 40 km
PARCO NATURA VIVA. Faunal reserve located in the area of Verona with a safari park and a botanic garden. Distance from the Camping: 47 km
In the timeless surroundigs of Garda Lake some botanic gardens came to life - real natual oasis rich of colours and fragrances that will leave unforgettable sensations to anyone who will visit these magical places.
SIGURTÀ BOTANIC GARDEN A naturalistic garden extended on 60 hectares of land situated in Valeggio sul Mincio, in the area of Verona. Distance from the Camping: 45 km
ANDRÈ HELLER BOTANIC GARDEN Botanic garden hosting a variety of plants and flowers from all over the world. Distance from the Camping: 13 km
Malcesine is a small town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. It's a picturesque village with cobbled lanes and a castle, crammed between the blue lake waters and the massive mountain ridge behind, Monte Baldo. In the summer months Malcesine is a hive of innocent hedonism, packed with pottering holidaymakers gorging on ice cream and sunseekers draped along the lake shore. It's not all laziness, however, as the town's ferry connections to other lakeside resorts make it a good base for sightseeing and the cable-car running up to Monte Baldo is a magnet for cyclists, walkers and paragliders.
The cableway runs from Malcesine up to the mountain ridge behind the town, Monte Baldo, climbing from 100m to 1760m. This is a great excursion, particularly on a hot day, as temperatures are lower and the breeze cooler than by the lake far below. Here all the information Funivia Malcesine - Monte Baldo