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Planning a family trip to Lake Garda with kids: visit Manerba del Garda. 

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Manerba del Garda on Lake Garda is indeed a wonderful destination for a family trip, offering plenty of activities to enjoy with kids. From exploring the historic Rocca fortress to visiting picturesque islands like Isola di San Biagio and Isola del Garda, there is no shortage of things to do in this charming corner of Italy. 

Lake Garda with children: Must-Visit Attractions and Top Activities for kids in Manerba del Garda


Rocca di Manerba

The Rocca di Manerba is a historic fortress located on a hill overlooking Lake Garda. It offers stunning views of the lake and surrounding areas. Kids will enjoy exploring the castle ruins and learning about its history.


Isola del Garda

Take a boat trip to Isola del Garda and explore the  extraordinary Venetian neo-Gothic style villa, designed by the architect Luigi Rovelli, and its lush gardens, rich in local and exotic plants, rare essences and unique flowers. Kids will love the adventure of exploring the gardens and enjoying the scenic views.


Enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Island of San Biagio (or the "Rabbits Island")

San Biagio is the second largest of the five islands in the lake, located about 200 meters off the coast of Manerba del Garda. It is easily accessible by boat from the Port Torchio. When the water levels are low, it can even be reached on foot from Camping San Biagio through a narrow strip of land. There you can rent sunbeds, relax, swim all day long (don't forget your water shoes) or have a small picnic, and in summer there is a bar offering drinks and snacks. NOTE: This is a private island and there is an entrance fee unless you are a guest of Camping San Biagio. Camping guests have free access to the island.

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Pisenze and La Romantica beaches

Manerba del Garda has some beautiful beaches where you can relax and enjoy the sun. The beautiful pebble beaches of Pisenze and La Romantica are popular choices for families, where kids can play and swim while you relax. The tree library at La Romantica beach is a unique spot where children can discover new books in a serene setting.

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Visit nearby Desenzano del Garda

For a day trip, consider visiting nearby Decenzano del Garda, another lovely town on the shores of Lake Garda with its own attractions and charm. This lovely town offers a variety of activities for families, including a waterfront promenade, a castle, a lakeside playground next to Locomotiva della Maratona.

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