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Lake Garda West Bank

The western Lombard shore of Lake Garda is the most beautiful, lined with historic towns, stately villas, mountain-backed roads and frothing flower-filled gardens. North of Gardone, much of the shore is encompassed within the Parco Alto Garda Bresciano (, where it's easy to escape the summer crowds and find yourself amid some truly stunning scenery.

Top attractions

These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Lake Garda West Bank.