The destination for an escape from the city and from everyday life can be offered by Lake Garda and the villages that surround it.

I spent two simple days on Lake Garda but in full relaxation and with complete physical and mental regeneration.

I stayed for the weekend of 8 December at the Hotel Eden in Valeggio sul Mincio, in a small and comfortable village where the typical dish is homemade tortellini. First of all, for lunch, in fact, I was delighted with a lunch of samples of tortellini Al Re del Tortellino – Il Ristorantino. In case you want to stock up on tortellini during the Christmas period, it is a good idea to book them as the local sellers have confided to me that they have a very long list of questions but the local craftswomen can not satisfy them all.

Re del Tortellino - Valeggio sul Mincio - Lake Garda
Re del Tortellino – Valeggio sul Mincio – Lake Garda
Delighted with lunch, the next destination was the thermal baths of Lake Garda, at the Villa dei Cedri in Colà.
Terme di Colà - Winter garden - Lake Garda
Terme di Colà – Winter garden – Lake Garda

These spas are very special: you enter from an arched entrance and walk through a large garden where you can see several lakes until you reach the Winter Garden. This structure recalls a Renaissance tea room where you can change inside, lockers, a bar and a self-service restaurant.

Outside, however, there is a large swimming pool that looks just like a natural pond, in which to dive and find different areas where the water is more and less hot.

I am a true lover of Spas, wellness centers and cuddles, as you could read in the article of the Terme dei Colli Isolani, and I am convinced that we all deserve moments for ourselves.

After regenerating the body, I opted for a dinner at the Restaurant Villa Moscardo near the estate and built in the walls of the villa. The thermal baths are in fact the hotel’s garden and a wellness centre.

The second day I visited Borghetto, which is actually a small village on the river Mincio but very characteristic, with mills and streams.

Borghetto - Valeggio sul Mincio - Garda Lake
Borghetto – Valeggio sul Mincio – Garda Lake

For the parking, just after the small bridge, you can find a parking lot where you can leave your car, otherwise there are several paid parking lots.

For lunch and afternoon, I decided to conclude this short trip out of town to Bardolino, watching the cradle of the waves of the lake.

I have parked in a paid parking near the center but with enthusiasm, I have seen that in the winter period it is free.

The walk along the lake is made pleasant by the Christmas markets, given the period, and a lunch of lake products to stay on the theme of the Restaurant Pizzeria la Porta.

After these days of relaxation, Call me Claire recommends a trip to Lake Garda to regenerate body and mind.


Call me Chiara, the idea is to take you with me on my travels and share with you my passions: from hiking in the mountains to days of kitesurfing, from urban cities to forests and all surrounded by the delights of the world.

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