Lazise strategical location is perfect for a sightseeing vacation, plenty of art cities and interesting places within reach.
Otto III Holy Roman Emperor seal granted Lazise the right to call itself a town, back in 983, and it is Italy’s first municipality.
The town’s walls, the castle and the custom house date back Middle age as well as the Romanesque church of San Nicolo’ and, together with the surrounding hills and the lake, they frame some of the most charming views of the place.
Verona, a must for those staying in Lazise, is located less than 25 kms away (15 miles) and it is a city that can be best explored on foot.
The core of the city consists of the Roman town nestled in the loop of the river Adige and surrounded by hills, beside the Roman amphitheater (Arena) and Juliet’ balcony there are plenty of monuments, churches and palaces to visit. Just stroll around the city and look up.
Less famous than Verona though not less beautiful, the city of Mantova is approximately 40 kms (25 miles) from Lazise. The city of the Gonzaga family, built on the banks of small lakes that in summer blossom with water lilies. Rich in monuments and museums, famous for Giulio Romano frescoes and Andrea Mantegna paintings, Mantova is perfect for a day trip into off the beaten path Italy.
Venice can be easily reached both by train and by car in a little bit more than 1 hour. If you are planning a longer stay in Lazise it’s certainly an opportunity not to be missed..
Isola del Garda
Plan something different: a day on the boat to Isola del Garda, the island on the western bank of the lake. A private villa and its lush gardens welcome tourists from all over the world.
On weekends antique lovers will find plenty of markets where to look for those unique and authentic pieces. The largest and most famous one is in Valeggio, approximately 20 kms (12 miles) from Lazise, and it happens every fourth Sunday of the month. It can be perfectly combined with a visit to Borghetto, the small village built on the river, and a gourmet lunch with the typical “tortellini di Valeggio”.