Swim in the bay of Val di Sogno

Visitors are attracted to this pretty cove to gaze at the lake views and encounter nature. It’s located a little way away from the roads so if you want peace and quiet you’ll definitely find it here. Surrounded by mountains it’s the ideal place to enjoy a picnic with your partner or family. You can drive or walk from Malcesine to Val di Sogno, which takes around half an hour.

Look across the bay to see inspiring views of Malcesine and the castle while you’re resting in one of the delightful cafes. Make sure you take your swimwear, as the clean and clear waters in the bay are great for swimming. You may find families of mallards, red-crested pochards and even great crested grebes might join you. If you’re a keen birdwatcher you should take your binoculars and look for spotted flycatchers, Seskins, redstarts and swallows swooping down over the water. There’s other wildlife aside from birds, including small lizards and butterflies. This is one of the best sites on Lake Garda to watch spectacular sunrises and sunsets as the bay juts into the lake and there’s nothing in the way to interrupt the views.