Let’s talk about another Italian lake that, with its beautiful surroundings, have inspired authors and artists alike. Picturesque villages, medieval castles, and lakeside promenades dot the shoreline. The region has so much to offer besides the lake: culture, history, gastronomy or alternative activities such as hiking or water sports, Lake Garda has it all! Close to the lake you will find Verona, one of the most beautiful cities in Italy, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Roman amphitheatre and its role as the literary home town of Romeo and Juliet.
Talking about hotels I would suggest a couple of solutions, one directly on the lake and the other one in Verona.
Hotel Corte Valier is in the district of Lazise, unique for its elegance and location, 84 rooms (including 6 suites) and a meeting room up to 100 people. The hotel has a very beautiful Spa and it’s famous for its excellent cuisine.
Moving to Verona you could consider the Due Torri Hotel, right in the historic centre of the city. The Hotel – hosted in a XIV century palace, named “Dell’Aquila” – is numbered among the historical dwelling house of the city and it’s member of “The Leading Hotels of The World”. It has seven meeting rooms and its renovated lobby, a true feather in the hotel’s cap, is particularly scenic and may also be used as an exhibition area: an ideal location for cocktails and banquets, up to 200 people.
Talking about venues for your dinner I would suggest Dogana Veneta, a prestigious historic building close to the ancient Harbour of Lazise, considered one of the most elegant and exclusive events location in Verona’s province. In the early 1600 functioned as customs house for commodity, Afterwards, the building started being used as arsenal and saltpeter industry and it has been recently restored to its former beauty.
Another prestigious, elegant and refined venue is Villa Pellegrini Cipolla, a wonderful patrician residence surrounded by a vast garden recalling the style of Versailles. The large park and the internal frescoed halls of the Villa represent the perfect setting for your gala dinner. The Villa is composed by two main flats with 22 internal halls that can host from 10 up to 90 people each.
Talking about Team Building Lake Garda is the ideal setting for an activity aboard a sailing boat but why not considering a special type of craft that is only found in this area? I am referring to “Bisse”, narrow boats, typical of the Garda area, resembling gondolas.
Furthermore, in the hillside north of Verona are the valley and the wineries where the famous Valpolicella and Amarone wines are produced. I would suggest a fascinating guided tour in vineyards, 15th and 16th century villas, oak barrels, bottles and glasses of incredible wines.
For your sightseeing the Lake Garda offers beautiful villages, Roman remains, magnificent villas, small castles and Verona with Juliet’s house, the Roman amphitheatre, the tombs of the Scala family, one of most astonishing example of gothic art, and much more.
Next time an amazing island.
Greeting from Italy!