The most popular visitor attractions, places to see & things to do in & near Peschiera Italy.
Peschiera has all sorts of things to do and see thanks to its excellent position for activities, attractions and days out. With the surrounding area being mainly flat and hilly, this is a great place for cycling and walking if you don’t want to contend with the more challenging terrain of northern Lake Garda. The 16,000 hectare Minico park has some great trails of varying length and difficulty and you can also explore Parco Sigurta and Valpolicella.
Water activities include diving and sailing and there’s a huge range of boats available to hire if you want to experience the area from the lake. A huge asset here is the train station (one of only 2 on the lake) from which you can visit popular Italian towns like Verona, Milan and Venice. Nearby theme parks include Gardaland and Canevaworld – great for family days out and Gardone Riviera, Salò and Bardolino are also easily accessible by a ferry service that runs throughout the year.
Peschiera Walking & Hiking: Peschiera doesn’t have the mountain landscape of the northern towns of Lake Garda, but don’t let this prevent you from enjoying some terrific walks in the surrounding area, especially if you prefer flatter terrain. For an easy stroll, walk down the lakeside promenade from the main harbour or explore the Sigurta gardens. For a day of leisurely legwork, Parco del Minico has some fantastic footpaths through the park and along the Mincio river and there are some great wine routes in the Valpolicella region. If you want to really work your calves on steeper gradients, take a bus or boat ride to Malcesine.
Peschiera Cycling & Mountain Biking: The land around Peschiera is mostly flat with a few hills, and while you’ll have to head north if you want to hurtle down mountain steeps, there are still some brilliant places to explore locally on two wheels. Visit nearby towns and villages like Pozzolengo or explore the wine route in Valpolicella. There’s a great cycle route along the Minico river and all kinds of cycle paths through the Parco del Minico. For a family bike ride, visit the Parco Sigurtà which has various botanical areas that you can discover including a petting zoo as well as restaurants and cafes for refreshments.
Peschiera Water sports & Lake Activities: Peschiera has two lovely pebble beaches where you can swim in the lake and enjoy some of the warmest water of the lake thanks to the town’s sunny southern position. The Fraglia Vela Peschiera offers sailing courses for children and adults who want to learn to sail and you can hire motorboats, kayaks, water skis and dinghies nearby for fun in the water. A little bit up the lake, you’ll find Lazise which has some amazing things to see underwater if you fancy some diving in Lake Garda (including an entire fleet that sunk in 1501).
Italy’s largest and most popular theme park, with rides to suit adrenaline junkies, fantasists and adventurers. Alongside rides there is an aquarium and numerous places to eat and drink. The park hosts shows including a circus and kids can enjoy familiar faces from Madagascar and Ice Age.
Famous American architect Jim Fazi has designed the spectacular golf course at Golf Club Paradiso. The course boasts a driving range, putting green, pitch green, bunker, pro shop, swimming pool, spa, bar, and restaurant, so there truly is something to keep everyone entertained.
The Palazzina Storica Museum is open from June to October. Why not take a break from the beach and the heat and discover some local history. The museum has a selection of over 300 artefacts for visitors to admire including historical paintings and photographs.
Here there are paradise islands, lagoons, rain forests and even an ice berg for children to play on. With a number of daily activities this is a great way to keep the kids entertained for the whole day while adults relax in the sun.
A protected area of land covering approximately 16,000 hectares, the park was established in 1984. The borders include the river Mincio and the terrain is hugely varied, from mountain ranges to wetlands. There are two visitors centres and many other attractions.
The lakeside market brings colour and excitement to the lakefront every Wednesday morning. This is a big part of life in the area and is well worth a wander around for souvenirs, gifts, local produce and much more.
Was Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland based on this? Probably not, as the park only opened some 40 years ago. But if Wonderland did exist, then these North Italian gardens would be it. Complete with their very own labyrinth, great lawn and Avenue of Roses fit for a queen. There’s even a farm with a petting area for the children. Maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of a mad hare enjoying a cup of tea amongst the cows and goats…