Garda town’s milder climate in May is perfect if you’re looking for an active holiday where you can enjoy cycling and some of the areas scenic walks/hikes without getting too hot. You can cycle down the promenade all the way to Peschiera (where you’ll find the famous Gardaland theme park) or walk up Monte Luppia to see the markings on the rocks to the Rocca fortress.
Warm, sunny days are the norm here during May, sit back and watch the world go by from one of many cafes and ice cream parlours along the promenade, visit the Parco Baia delle Sirene or head west to find some lovely beaches. And, while it’s lovely in the sun, there’s plenty to do in Garda when it rains too. Visit the Palazzo Del Capitano della Serenissima (the venetian palace of the Captains) for some history, take a relaxed wander around Garda’s shops or sit back and relax in a cafe overlooking the lake.
If you’re staying in Garda at the same time as the Chiaretto Wine Festival (usually late May), head over to nearby to Bardolino to enjoy Rosé wine tasting, live music and activities for all ages.
As one of Lake Garda’s busier resorts, May is a great time to stay in Garda town if you’re not looking for the buzz of this fascinating town during peak season. If you’re looking for a quieter place to stay, consider Torri or Gardone Riviera while, for a resort that feels warmer in May, you can also head south to Sirmione.