The most popular visitor attractions, places to see & things to do in & near Lazise Italy.
Lazise offers attractions and activities by the bucket load, from theme parks to vineyards and pony-trekking to diving. This is the best town to stay in if you like your holiday filled with day trips: for the Italian town experience, Verona is only half an hour’s drive, bus ride or train journey away. You can get the train from the station at Peschiera - which also provides access to Milan and Venice.
Lazise is home to a few theme parks including Gardaland and Movieland as well as a couple of water parks which are perfect in hot weather. There are also some lovely vineyards in the area: for a tour and wine tasting, head to one of the wineries in Bardolino or Valpolicella. As well as being excellently positioned for some great days out, this is a fantastic place to explore in itself with a historical town centre and some lovely lakeside beaches, bars and restaurants.
Lazise Walking & Hiking: It doesn’t have the mountainous landscape of the northern towns but this is brilliant if you want somewhere that you can amble around and explore at your own pace. Wander within the striking medieval walls of the town or along the lakeside on the pedestrianised path up to Cisano and Bardolino. There are some fantastic wine routes in the Valpolicella region around Sant'Ambrogio and Pescantina. For a day of more challenging legwork, head up the lake via car, ferry or bus to Malcesine or Riva where you’ll find some amazing high altitude hiking terrain.
Lazise Cycling & Mountain Biking: If you like the idea of experiencing Lake Garda on two wheels, Lazise has some lovely routes taking you along the lake, through villages and vineyards. The lakeside path is used by pedestrians and cyclists only, making it a safe as well as scenic way to explore Cisano, Bardolino and Garda (make sure to visit Punta San Vigilio if you’re travelling in the Garda direction). There are various rides around villages such as Cola and you can cycle to San Giorgio di Valpolicella to sample the wine route. Keen cyclists should head north to climb San Zeno and Monte Baldo (take your bike up the cable car in Malcesine to preserve some energy).
Lazise Water sports & Lake activities: With one of few sandy beaches on Lake Garda, Lazise is brilliant for days on and by the water.
Some of the best sights and history of the area can be enjoyed underwater. Dive to the bottom of the lake to discover the remains from Lazise’s days as a naval port including galleys and warships (the Venetians sunk their entire fleet in 1509 to prevent it from being taken by the enemy). If you prefer to stay on the surface, Garda Charter in Viale Roma offers hire of boats, dinghies and jet skis (with options for customers both with and without a boat licence).
One of Italy’s most important zoos with over 250 animal species, visit on foot or take your car. Drive through safari park, Animal park with a tropical greenhouse, Trails of Africa – a pedestrian safari and an Extinction Park where you can meet dinosaurs!
Located in Castelnuovo del Garda, Gardaland is Italy’s most popular theme park (and one of the most popular in Europe). Get your adrenaline pumping on rollercoasters of all shapes and sizes and refuel in a variety of restaurants, fast food venues and kiosks.
A fantastic place to go whatever the weather, the Sea Life centre is part of Gardaland. With a shark tunnel, interactive rockpooling and feeding times throughout the day, you can learn about marine life while in the company of 100 species.
The embattled walls and towers of the castle are a real emblem of the town. Built by the Scala family between the years of 1375 and 1391 for protection of the town, the castle remains a striking feature and is still inhabited today.
You’ll find a variety of religious buildings in the surrounding area. The most popular is the 12th century church of San Nicolò of Bari, patron saint of sailors and others include the Church of San Zeno and San Martinoand the Church of Saints Fermo and Rustico.
Dating from the 14th Century, Dogana Veneta served as the town’s customs house for passing ship goods back in the day. Restored back to its original, impressive state as recently as 2003, it’s a popular venue for private functions.
This striking castle-like building is about 1km away from Lazise. It is surrounded by lovely gardens that stretch towards the lake and encloses an ancient convent and the church of Our Lady of Pergolana (which dates back to the 16th century).
Part of Canevaworld, this is ideal for a hot summer’s day and with a range of slides, pools and relaxation areas to suit everyone. Relax in the blue lake or lazy river or get the adrenaline-pumping on Stukas and black hole.
This theme park is connected to Caneva aquapark in Canevaworld and has something for all ages (and levels of bravery) from child friendly rides to serious chills and thrills. Visit the police academy, drive Route 66 and enjoy stunt shows and magic shows.
Over in Cavaion Veronese (about a 10 min drive), this water park has a variety of outdoor pools with lanes for swimmers, a shallow area paddlers and slides for thrill-seekers. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available and there’s also a pizzeria and playground.
Head to Cola for some serious relaxation and rejuvenation in the Parco Termale. Enjoy hydro-massages and fountains in the amazing 5,500m2 thermal lake which is surrounded by lovely cypress and beech trees (it’s brilliant in the evening when it’s all lit up).
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