Isola del Garda (Garda Island) and Gardone


120 min.



Private excursion

Isola del Garda (Garda Island) and Gardone

A boat trip to Isola del Garda will leave a feeling of magic, like a visit to a distant world that no longer exists. After skirting the Sirmione peninsula to admire the major points of interest, such as Villa Callas, the Aquaria thermal spa and the “Grotte di Catullo” roman ruins, you sail towards L’Isola del Garda, a rocky island, accessible only by small boat and with opening hours agreed by the family of nobles who still live there. The park has lush greenery: an Italian garden, an English garden and is partly deliberately wild. In the heart of the island there is a majestic Venetian Gothic style villa. Then we continue our boat tour to a much loved place called Gardone, which has attracted personalities like the poet Gabriele d’Annunzio. Here you can visit a monumental villa called the Italian Vittoriale and, perhaps the less known botanical gardens, created by the last Russian Tsar’s dentist, Arthuro Hruska, who imported plant species from around the world. The garden and the Venetian villa were later bought by the artist, André Heller, who produced daring compositions of nature and art, with works by Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and Mimmo Paladino. From the boat’s vantage point you can admire the architecture of Torre San Marco, once Ruhland tower, whose name was changed by Gabriele d’Annunzio when he became the owner in 1925. This building was frequented by historical figures of the twentieth century: here Benito Mussolini and Claretta Petacci had many meetings. The “anti-submarine boat” (MAS) was moored for many years in the port, but is now inside the Vittoriale, where D’Annunzio gave it a whole new name: MAS Memento Audere Sempre. You can enjoy a coffee break on Gardone’s pleasant lakefront, where we usually stop for about 30 minutes before returning to Sirmione Castle where we started the tour. For safety reasons, all tours are only conducted in favourable weather conditions. The route may change depending on the weather.


Isola del Garda (Garda Island) and Gardone


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Private excursion: from 1 to 6 people: starting form € 260,00 from 7 up to 10 people: starting form € 300,00




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