Lazise, in the province of Verona, is one of the oldest towns on the shores of Lake Garda, located in the southeastern area of the basin.
From the Hotel Smeraldo, you can walk to the historical center of Lazise in just 6 minutes. The medieval beauty of this historical center is today still protected by its characteristic XIV century crenellated walls. Within the walls, a maze of alleys and quaint streets are crowded with typical delicacies, as well as wine cafés, art galleries, boutiques, and ice cream shops.
At just a short walk from the center, you will find the little harbor, filled with both old fishing boats and modern pleasure crafts. The square that opens up on the pier and the beautiful lake front are home to numerous restaurants, cafés, and lively bars…all to be discovered.
Things to see in Lazise
The Venetian customs house, a historical Venetian building: today it hosts art exhibits, concerts, fashion shows, conventions, cultural and social events, and weddings;
The Scaligero Castle (XIV century), characterized by five towers and a keep, is one of the best preserved castles on Lake Garda, and is surrounded by Bernini Park, an extended romantic garden made up of paths and waterways.
The villages of Pacengo and Colà, their forte being an excellent production of high quality wine and oil.
Bardolino and Peschiera del Garda, the two closest major tourist centers.
The Monte Baldo, the Vittoriale D'Annunzio, the town centers of Salò, Gardone, Toscolano Maderno, and Limone sul Garda on the Brescia side coast of Lake Garda.
Gardaland, Movieland, and Parco Natura Viva-Zoo Safari.