What to do in Lazise (even when it rains): 10 original ideas

What to do in Lazise? Here are our useful original travel tips for discovering the Lake Garda destination, when it's sunny but also when it rains.

What to do in Lazise (even when it rains): 10 original ideas

What to do in Lazise (even when it rains): 10 original ideas

If you are looking for tips on what to do in Lazise while on holiday, here is a guide with some original ideas for spending your time in this beautiful Garda destination.

With its Renaissance villas, distinctive pavements, Scaliger Castle and surrounding walls, Lazise is a small jewel of Lake Garda. It is part of the Verona side of the lake and, thanks to its location, offers unique and unforgettable views.

A curiosity: Lazise was the first free Italian municipality. History has it that Emperor Otto II signed an act in 983 A.D. granting the village complete civic autonomy in exchange for the protection of his troops.

Its colours, narrow streets and glimpses of the lake make Lazise a perfect destination for romantic getaways, relaxing holidays with family or friends, and a destination for a birthday or graduation. Lazise is beautiful to visit and discover at any time of the year.

What to do in Lazise? 5 ideas for an unforgettable holiday

There are some unmissable places to visit in Lazise. On the list, they cannot be missed:

  • the Castle (Via Castello 13), from which you can admire the city and the lake from a privileged vantage point;
  • the Antica Dogana Veneta (Piazzetta Partenio 13), a monument dating back to the 14th century that was commissioned as a private ship by Cangrande della Scala and later transformed into an arsenal of the Venetian Republic and customs house. Today it is a venue for exclusive events;
  • the three gates to the centre, namely Porta del Lion, Porta San Zeno and Porta Cansignorio, which all lead to Piazza Vittorio Emanuele I;
  • the Church of San Nicolò (Via Fontana 5), a romanic-style jewel on the harbour;
  • beaches, such as Spiaggia delle Rose and Spiaggia Lazise.

In addition to the well-known and worthwhile sights in this magical village, there are also very interesting amusement parks and zoos nearby, including: Gardaland in nearby Castelnuovo del Garda, Parco Natura Viva in Quercia di Bussolengo and Caneva Aquapark in Fossalta. Moreover, in Lazise you can try some original experiences, especially when the weather is fine. Let's see them.

1. Private photo shoot

If you want to take home a unique memory of your holiday (whether single, as a couple, with family or friends), there is nothing better than to abandon shyness and let yourself be guided by the experience of an experienced photographer.

The aim? To be the protagonists of beautiful souvenir photographs in a unique location: Lazise. A photographic service lasting an hour and a half with 40 post-produced photographs.

2. A boat tour

One of the many activities you can do in Lazise in the open air is to board a boat and explore Lake Garda. The itinerary? You can head towards the Garda Island and Gardone Riviera, in the direction of the Brescia coast, passing under the Rocca di Manerba, skirting the Isola dei Conigli, the Isola del Garda and Gardone Riviera.

Another opportunity is to take a tour on a Riva boat, a symbol of elegance, Italian craftsmanship and luxury. Ideal for a romantic trip for two, topped off with an aperitif of Franciacorta and fresh fruit.

3. An individual open-air yoga session

In Lazise you can treat yourself to a moment of wellbeing with an individual outdoor yoga session, surrounded by the beauty of the Benaco and nature. A lesson dedicated to both beginners and experts that mixes different asana positions with pranayama breathing techniques and concludes with the relaxing sound of Tibetan bells.

4. Vespa Tours in Valpolicella

An original way to explore the surroundings of Lazise is to get on a Vespa and follow an itinerary in Valpolicella with a final tasting. A tour of about 100 km for those who love to explore the area also in terms of food and wine. A way to get closer to ancient culinary traditions and local culture, taste typical products and sample the wine of the same name in a renowned and carefully selected winery.

5. Relaxation and walks in the thermal park

In Lazise there is a wonderful place for those who love nature and are looking for a place of well-being. What is it? The Parco Termale del Garda, a 13-hectare natural spa immersed in an exclusive setting full of rare plants, centuries-old trees and ponds, pools with hydro-massage, fountains and hot-water cascades. A true splendour.

What to do in Lazise when it rains? 5 ideas

In Lazise, you won't get bored even when it rains. If you decide to go on holiday to this magical destination, it is always best to have a plan B in case of bad weather, preparing some original alternative activities to suit everyone's tastes. We suggest five!

1. Shopping among the shops in the historic centre

If it is raining outside, you can devote your time to a fun activity such as shopping. In Lazise you can find historic shops and shops where you can breathe in local craftsmanship. The main shopping street is Corso Ospedale, although the historic centre hides small activities to be discovered.

2. Indoor fun

Gardaland is one of Italy's most popular amusement parks for young and old, and is less than ten minutes' drive from Lazise. It is a great destination to visit even in rainy weather and where you can spend an exciting day. There are several indoor attractions such as the Sea Life Aquarium with more than 5,000 sea creatures to admire.

3. Meditation and group yoga in the studio

Whether you are on holiday for two or with friends, you can all try your hand at a relaxing experience such as group yoga. A class to learn the asana positions and achieve harmony. An interesting alternative is meditation, which uses specific breathing techniques to relax body and mind. Absolutely worth trying.

4. Courses and creative workshops

There are many places to visit near Lazise. Besides seeing museums and indoor attractions, you can also take part in some interesting workshops. The rain becomes the perfect pretext to learn or refine artistic techniques - such as fresco, intaglio or watercolour painting - or to put yourself to the test in the kitchen by learning the techniques and preparations of some famous traditional Italian and Garda dishes. In Ponti sul Mincio, you can also take a cooking class in a historic residence followed step by step by an expert cook. Alternatively, you can participate in a cooking class in an ancient estate in the hills of Bardolino to learn how to prepare some traditional Italian dishes.

5. Tasting of wines, oils and typical products

When it rains in Lazise, you can take refuge in a typical restaurant to taste first and second courses related to the Garda area, or you can hop in a car and drive to a winery, an oil mill or a local producer. Where to go? There are many places to visit, but if you want a unique experience, you can book a wine tasting in a magnificent winery in Lazise and combine it with a light lunch in Valpolicella.

A wonderful opportunity to take a trip out of town by participating in a special activity that will take you inside one of the oldest mansions in Valpolicella Classica. Here you can discover the history of the area, the cultivation and wine-making techniques, visiting the cellar and tasting six labels of wine accompanied by local products including focaccia, salami and cheese. Interesting, isn't it?

What to do around Lazise?

From Lazise, other locations can be reached easily, either by train or by car. Lake Garda is a popular destination that has a lot to offer for those looking for fun, exciting and unique indoor and outdoor activities. Discover all Lake Garda experiences NowMyPlace!

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