Concept Village Piccola Gardiola: Activity and excursions
Discover the Garda Lake by bikeCycling is definitely the best way to discover Lake Garda; the various routes are suitable for beginners, children but also for expert bikers. In particular, the Valtenesi area is crossed by a ring cycle circuit connecting Salò, Desenzano del Garda and Brescia for 21 km, along which you will cycle away from the traffic through the countryside among vineyards and olive groves. The more experienced and trained tourists can deal with the roads and dirt tracks offering a unique scenery, up the coast on steep paths overlooking the lake or explore the hinterland through the paths along the valleys and mountains dominating the area of Lake Garda in Salò, Toscolano Maderno and Gargnano.
5 places to discover in VeronaBRA’S SQUARE AND THE ARENA OF VERONA
As soon as you will enter the great gates of the Bra, flanked by the Maffeiano lapidary museum, you immediately notice for its majesty. One of the most famous amphitheatres in the world, the Arena of Verona, not only for its history dating back to the first century AD, but also for the many appointments with the Grandi Opere della Lirica italiana (the Opera Festival), started in 1913 with the Giuseppe Verdi's Aida.PIAZZA DELLE ERBE
The Gran Guardia, on the other hand, dominates the southern edge of the Bra, along the walls that once served as a border with the "military viscount". The building was used as a munitions depot in the early 16th century.
On the eastern side, where once stood the district of Sant'Agnese with the homonymous church and convent, Palazzo Barbieri, now stands the Town Hall of the City of Verona.
The most ancient and intriguing square inside the historic center of Verona. Piazza delle Erbe, is located above the area of the Roman forum and it is one of the most popular Italian squares in the world. To the north you will find the imposing Torre dei Lamberti, 84 meters high, the Palazzo del Comune and the “Case dei Mazzanti” (Mazzanti houses), with their famous and fascinating frescoes. On the west side instead, there are the beautiful statues of Greek gods of Palazzo Maffei, in Baroque style.DISTRICT OF CASTELVECCHIO
To the south, you can look at the famous Casa dei Mercanti, or Domus Mercatorum, where the Bank of Verona is now located.
Castelvecchio, is a medieval castle, originally called Castello di San Martino in Aquaro, one of the most important military monuments built by the Scaligerian family. The history of the castle and of the defense of the city from the Adige river side is rich in mystery and plot. Times, courtyards and secret passageways that tell a gripping past of intrigues, wars and power struggles. The Civic Museum of Castelvecchio, one of the most important in Verona, is worth a visit, with a rich fixed collection of medieval, renaissance and modern art and periodic exhibitions of the most significant works and artistic itineraries in the history of the city.DUOMO OF VERONA
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Matricolare is the Cathedral of Verona, the main place of workship in the city. The Church dates back to the fourth century and still housed original mosaics of the time (in the cloister of the Church of Sant'Elena). ROMEO AND JULIET
The tragedy of William Shakespeare , composed at the end of 1500, is one of his most famous plays in the world and one of the most popular love stories in the whole Planet, so that numerous paintings, sculptures and then feature films and songs have been dedicated (Dire Straits, Romeo & Juliet) The two noble families of Verona, the Montecchi and the Cappelletti, fighting against Verona, were already known in the fourteenth century and written by Dante in his Comedy.HOME OF GIULIETTA IN VERONA
The Museum or Juliet's House in Verona is housed in an ancient medieval building, where the Del Cappello family probably lived. The popular legend tells that this is the real birthplace of Juliet.JULIET'S TOMB
The house recreates the typical atmosphere of a noble house of the '500 thanks to the frescoes and precious accessories. Inside the museum you can admire the costumes and stage furniture , used in the cult film Romeo and Juliet by Franco Zeffirelli (1968) .
The Tomb of Juliet is hidden by the former convent of the Capuchin friars of the twelfth century, today the Museum of Frescoes.HOUSE OF ROMEO
The Casa dei Montecchi is located in the via delle Arche scaligere, not far from that of Giulietta. A visit to the inner courtyard is not permitted as it is privately owned. The other part of the house is now occupied by the famous Osteria del Duca, where you can savor the most authentic Veronese specialties (bigoli with donkey ragout or polenta and soppressa.)
Fun on Lake Garda
Not far from the Concept Village Piccola Gardiola, directly on Lake Garda, there are the greatest amusement and water parks in Italy. You can make this summer's trip to one of these amusement parks one of your most thrilling adventures yet!
Located in Castelnuovo del Garda, Gardaland Amusement Park is about 45 minutes by car from Concept Village Piccola Gardiola.
Here you will find a lot of attractions, included aquatic ones, suitable for all ages. There are special rides for children like the Enchanted Forest - great novelty 2019, the Parsley Tree and the themed area Peppa Pig Land. The grown-ups will like the Raptor, the Blue Tornado, the Space Vertigo and the new Sequoia Magic Loop, rides for adrenaline addicted.
There are also a lot of shops, restaurants, pizzerias, bars and kiosks, even in the picnic area, for the packed lunch lovers.
Very close to Gardaland, Sealife is a wonderful aquarium with 37 tanks in which it is possible to admire more than 5000 animal species in different areas, including an Oceanic Tunnel, passing in the middle of the aquarium, allowing to see from inside a huge aquatic area with Barrier Reef and a Tropical Lagoon.
The Canevaworld Resort Entertainment Park is located in Lazise, about 50 minutes by car away from the Concept Village Piccola Gardiola.
There are 5 main individual areas:
- Movieland Park, amusement park built as a huge films studio and you have to try Pangea The World of Dinosaurs, the Diabolik Invertigo roller coaster and The Tomb Raider Machine, there will be an adventure to remember;
- Caneva Aquapark, water park with a tropical island setting, its main attractions are Stukas Boom which is a 32-meter-high slide, Crazy River and Shark Bay;
- Medieval Times, huge barn with a medieval tournament show and almost medieval restaurant;
- Rock Star Restaurant, ’50 American style cuisine and ambience;
- Night Festival, disco open only in July and August.