Culture around Lake Garda

Experience culture differently - the Lake Garda region

Whatever enthusiastic reports you have already heard about the Lake Garda region, all your expectations will be exceeded when it comes to culture. Starting with an impressive experience at the opera, in what is a literally colossal setting in Arena di Verona, you will be immersed in a realm of major classical opera masterpieces, which achieve a very special intensity here.

Or maybe you would like to hike in the tracks of the great Italian author Gabriele d’Annunzio? You can do just that in the Vittoriale degli Italiani, onetime residence of this star of world literature. There is also a real battleship for you to gaze in wonder at here. The next day you get to discover the luxurious life of the ancient Romans in the Grotte di Catullo in wonderful Sirmione right at Lake Garda.

For all fans of the medieval era and those who enjoy a breath-taking view, we recommend the myth-enshrouded Castello Scaligero in Malcesine with its 31 metre keep.

Get a glimpse behind the scenes

One of the most exciting and most impressive excursion destinations for wine connoisseurs and lovers, but also for those who want to find out more about the real art of wine making is the Zeni winery museum.

Find out about the secrets of wine production, take part in romantic tours through the impressive wine growing areas and vineyards and sample tasty delights in the oak barrel cellar. You will definitely find out some exciting information about fine wines.

All the wines from the Zeni family – a business which has been operating for generations, founded in 1800 – is a real highlight. Entry to this inspirational museum is also completely free of charge!

Another highlight is the unique Olive Oil museum in Cisano, where everything revolves around olive oil, the culinary star of Mediterranean cuisine. Here you have the opportunity to get precious oils directly from the makers – and have a perfect souvenir to bring home to your nearest and dearest.

The loveliest churches at Lake Garda

Anyone who thinks of Lake Garda, thinks about pioneering architectural styles, picturesque buildings and enchanting little towns and villages. The splendid, sumptuous richly adorned churches and cathedrals in the region are something which you will remember forever.

Located on hillsides, right at the lake and also as the landmark of towns like Verona and Arco, they impress visitors. You only have to think of the majestic pilgrimage site Madonna della Corona, which was built into the cliff face, over 770 metres above the town of Spiazzi. From here you get to survey one of the loveliest regions in the north of Italy.

The many churches around Lake Garda span all the centuries – experience 2000 years of history, fascinating Romanesque churches, mysterious crypts and diverse frescoes. And find moments of tranquillity.

Our Hotel Orione is an ideal starting point for your discovery tour to see the cultural gems at Lake Garda.