Top things to do in Garda & Punta San Vigilio

Beach in Garda & Punta San Vigilio

Punta San Vigilio

The leafy headland of Punta San Vigilio curls out into the lake 3km north of Garda. An avenue of cypress trees leads from the car park towards a gorgeous crescent of bay backed by olive groves. There the Parco Baia …
Taverna in Garda & Punta San Vigilio

Taverna San Vigilio

There's no proper sign advertising this stone tavern affiliated with the Locanda San Vigilio, but, trust us, this is the only bona fide bar hereabouts and a fine one at that. With cooperating weather, you can take y…
Cafe in Garda & Punta San Vigilio

Art Cafe Alla Torre

This hip, multitasking cafe-bar next to a medieval tower can be a laid-back cafe in the morning, an exhibition space after lunch, a cocktail halt as the sun goes down and a jazz venue after dark. Live music and tang…
Market in Garda & Punta San Vigilio


It's worth timing a visit to Garda to coincide with its exuberant Friday market, one of the biggest on the lake's eastern bank. Look out for Lake Garda lemons and jars of golden local honey.
Park in Garda & Punta San Vigilio

Parco Baia delle Sirene

The privately owned Parco Baia delle Sirene rents sun loungers beneath the trees on Punta San Vigilio's beach. Entry is free at sunset.