Where to stay on Lake Garda?
Q. We are going to be in Lake Garda in April 14th -17th and really want to see the mountains as well as the lake. Which town would offer the most dramatic views and quiet location but still with a beautiful and historic town. Also want to explore the area and maybe drive up to the Dolomites for the day?
A. I would suggest Malcesine is a great town to see the mountains. It also is a nice old town and being on the east side you get more evening sun than being on the west. It is close to the mountains and the top of the lake. If you want somewhere quiet, this could be a little more challenging and it would be important to pick accommodation with a location away from the main road and busy areas.
A town which is quieter and still by the mountains on the other side of the lake is Limone. This is a charming town and as the moutains are so sheer here, traffic can not get next to the lake. It is smaller than Malcesine and there is a little less to do, but it is a really nice town and close to the top of the lake, for access to the mountains too.
Hope this helps you,
Have a wonderful trip,
Marcus & Sylvia