Lake Garda is one of the most stunning destinations in Europe when it comes to lakes and mountains holidays. It is the largest lake in Italy and is conveniently located between Venice and Milan. Many a famous face has regularly visited Lake Garda over the centuries, making it even more popular among the growing crowds of tourists who flock to this part of northern Italy every year.
You can either get on the Eurostar from London or make your way to Lake Garda via the likes of Paris, Brussels and Lake Geneva, or you can fly to Italy before boarding a train to Lake Garda.
Specific locations that can be visited as part of rail holidays to Lake Garda include the southern peninsula of Sirmione, which is particularly picturesque thanks to the fact that it is surrounded by sparkling blue lake waters.
If you head to the northernmost tip of Lake Garda you’ll find the town Riva del Garda, which boasts another castle along with a museum sure to be of interest to those with a passion for history.
On the eastern shore of Lake Garda, meanwhile, is Malcesine, from where you can hop in a cable car to the top of Monte Baldo for some spectacular views over the lake. If you choose to head to the region by rail, you may also get the opportunity to stop at European locations such as Dijon, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and the Dolomite Mountains, along with Milan, Venice and Verona.