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If you are looking for advice to experience Lake Garda and its surroundings, you are in the right place! We love to help you customize your holiday, whether you are visiting as a couple, with family, friends, just relaxing or in search of adrenaline. This is why we have created this Blog, where we collect ideas, events and itineraries that can be useful to organize an unforgettable holiday.

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Cosa fare sul Lago di Garda con bambini
Lake Garda

What to do at Lake Garda with children: 7 outdoor activities not to be missed

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy Lake Garda with the whole family. Thanks to the natural wonders and various outdoor amusement parks, there are many activities to do around…

Fireworks Lake Garda
Lake Garda

Fireworks on Lake Garda: events not to be missed

  Lake Garda is not only renowned for its clean waters, bike paths, and breathtaking views. In the summer, its shores become the stands of an open-air theater, where fireworks…

Gravel: i 5 migliori percorsi sul lago di Garda
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Gravel: The 5 Best Routes around Lake Garda

Are you looking for a gravel bike route around Riva del Garda and its surroundings? You’ll be happy to know that this area is rich in trails, ideal for both…

team residence centro vela
Smart residence

The Residence Centro Vela Team

  Without a close-knit team, Residence Centro Vela wouldn’t be the same. That’s why we’re happy to introduce you to them: Tomas, Debora, and Michelle, a charismatic and competent team,…

Campionati Mondiali Giovanili di vela
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Italy welcomes the Youth Sailing World Championships

What are the Youth Sailing World Championships?   From July 13th to July 20th, the northern shores of Lake Garda are gearing up to host one of the world’s most…

Nazionale di sci alpino norvegese
Sport & outdoor

Exceptional guests at the Residence Centro Vela: an interview with the Norwegian Alpine ski team

  We interviewed the champions of the world’s best Alpine ski team.   For the second year in a row (and the fifth overall), the Norwegian Alpine ski team has…

Camp estivi 2023
Lake Garda, Lifestyle

2023 Summer Camps: 6 unmissable opportunities for children on Lake Garda

  Summer is in the air and families are organising their holidays. Many face a challenge – how can everybody, children and adults, do something they enjoy? Children are desperate…

Eventi sul lago di Garda
Lake Garda, Lifestyle

Events on Lake Garda: a stage for all tastes and all seasons

  23 – 25 APRIL CHOCOMUSIC – Riva del Garda Sweetness will conquer all at the artisanal chocolate festival, with hundreds of specialities prepared by master chocolatiers. Stands are always…

corsi vela
Sport & outdoor

Summer courses every week, from June to September

On holiday but afraid that your children will be bored or that you, as parents, you won’t be able to relax?  Not on Lake Garda: in fact, Fraglia Vela Riva…

Residence Centro Vela Country Cup
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Residence Centro Vela 9th Country Cup

The Lake Garda regatta schedule is very busy – so busy that the first event, the third edition of the Youth Centenary Regatta, was held early (9-12 March).   But…

Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

The most beautiful via ferratas on Lake Garda

Lovers of via ferratas will be spoilt for choice in the Lake Garda area, with a selection of routes for all tastes and skill levels. Get your carabiners ready: with…

Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Our 30th anniversary in 2022: the most important moments

This year, Residence Centro Vela celebrated its (first) thirty years of activity: our Lake Garda residence opened its doors in 1992, the latest chapter in a history of hospitality with…

olimpiadi tom burton
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

"Lake Garda, it's the best place in the world for a sailor" according to Tom Burton

This series continues with more interviews with top sailing champions: experiences that we are happy to share with you all, athletes, fans and lovers of the sport that gives our…

Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Let's celebrate our 30th anniversary!

This year we are celebrating thirty years of activity here at Centro Vela Residence. We, the Zanoni family, launched our accommodation business in 1992 – but our experience in hospitality…

Luna Rossa Vela - Plazzi Marzotto
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Training and preparation for America's Cup.

How do you prepare for America’s Cup? How long does training take? Please tell us about the technical, physical, emotional, and psychological levels: there are long periods away from home.…

Luna Rossa Vela
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

How do you become an America's Cup champion?

Jacopo, can you tell us something about yourself? Where were you born, and how did you get into sailing? Did someone in your family introduce you to this world, or…

sentiero busatte tempesta
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Sentiero Busatte-Tempesta: 400 steps of pure beauty

The scenic path that connects the town of Busatte to that of Tempesta, on the eastern coast of the lake, is one of the most famous excursions in the North…

riva del garda panorama
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Strada del Ponale: everything you need to know

Today we are going to talk about about one of the most famous excursions in the whole of Lake Garda, the Strada del Ponale. The path is very popular with…

Lake Garda

Christmas on Lake Garda: 7 not-to-be-missed markets in Trentino and by the lake

Stunning in summer, magical and fascinating in winter: Lake Garda is just full of surprises, in every season. At Christmas time, villages around the lake come alive with sparkling lights…

Juan Ignacio Maegli vela1
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Road to Tokyo 2020: interview with Juan Ignacio Maegli, Olympic sailing champion - Part 2

Do you always train alone, or do you sometimes train with other sailing champions? What is the atmosphere like in the ‘laser world’? Can you make friends in such a…

Juan Ignacio Maegli vela2
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Road to Tokyo 2020: interview with Juan Ignacio Maegli, Olympic sailing champion - Part 1

Tell us a little about yourself: who you are, how old you are, where you come from. Have you already had other Olympic experiences? What team do you represent? Hi,…

vacanza con cane lago di garda
Lake Garda

Dog Friendly Holidays on Garda

Residence Centro Vela is happy to welcome people travelling with their dog, and all those who want to bring their pet along! Four-legged friends are important to us too, and…

allenamento GAN vela lago di garda
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

GAN Optimist Team Day - Part 2

Marcello, after sharing ‘how to train the GAN Optimist team’, can you tell us more about a typical day with GAN during this year’s test and competition sessions? The meetups…

allenamento gan optimist
Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

How to Train the GAN Optimist Team - Part 1

Welcome Marcello on our Blog! It is a pleasure to have you in our section dedicated to sailing experts and champions with this interview. Now it’s your turn – you…

riva del garda
Lake Garda, Lifestyle

Riva del Garda: what to do and see, where to eat and sleep. Our local tips!

There are many ways to explore a place – you can do so as a tourist, limiting yourself to the surface of things; or you can do it as a…

Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

The most beautiful waterfalls in and around Riva del Garda

The roar of the water, the mist rising lightly, thousands of light reflections – waterfalls are a true natural show, capable of enchanting younger and older people alike. Garda Trentino…

Lake Garda, Lifestyle

A sailing weekend on Lake Garda

Lake Garda is considered a paradise for water sports, especially when it comes to sailing. Two things make it special: the wind and the waves. The wind blows regularly the…

Lake Garda, Lifestyle

What to do in Riva del Garda with children when it rains?

Luckily, more often than not on Lake Garda it’s sunny and nice. However, rainy days also occasionally happen here. What do you do in these cases? We have collected a…

Lake Garda, Lifestyle

Riva del Garda, Mount Brione

Mount Brione is probably the best-known morphological feature of Upper Garda. With its crescent-moon shape, it stands right at the end of the Sarca valley, where the river meets the…

smartworking lago di garda
Lifestyle, Smart residence

Remote Working on Lake Garda and Trentino

Remote working is becoming an increasingly common practice for many workers. The global health crisis of 2020, alongside changes in lifestyle and in our relationship with work, meant that this…

diego romero olimpiadi
Lake Garda, Lifestyle, Sport & outdoor

Training for the sailing Olympics

The story of Olympic sailing champion Diego Romero Paschetta continues here! You can find the first part of his interview on the “Sailing Training on Lake Garda” post, and the…

diego romero
Lake Garda, Lifestyle

Sailing Training on Lake Garda

For many years now, we have been hosting sailing enthusiasts, teams of sailors, coaches and sometimes even real sailing champions. In fact, even the name we chose when the Residence…

Lake Garda, Lifestyle

5 Things to do in Riva del Garda

If you are thinking about your next holiday on Lake Garda, and don’t know what town to use as a base… we are ready to welcome you! We recommend staying…

Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

5 unusual things to do for a family weekend on Lake Garda

Are you planning a family weekend on Lake Garda, and would like some ideas for original experiences? You are in the right place, because here we have collected some local…

orto biologico
Lifestyle, Smart residence

Our Residence is 100% Ecofriendly!

Protecting the environment where we live to improve everyone’s life – this is a commitment we’ve held close to our heart for many years, ever since we started the project…

Smart residence

For a safe and peaceful stay

Dear guests and friends, now it’s finally time to start again! We are ready to welcome you on Lake Garda, and we cannot express in words how happy we are…

Lake Garda, Sport & outdoor

Diving in Lake Garda

The largest lake in Italy offers many possibilities for diving enthusiasts. This is why, in addition to being well known by sailors, Lake Garda is also a great destination for…

Sport & outdoor

Mountain Biking on Lake Garda

With more than 1,000 kilometres of marked trails, for all levels from beginners to experts, Lake Garda is a true paradise for mountain bike lovers. Here, you can go on…

Sport & outdoor

10 not-to-be-missed itineraries around Lake Garda

Temperate climate, Mediterranean vegetation, rocky walls and high alpine peaks side by side – Lake Garda is what makes this incredible landscape possible. The surroundings of Lake Garda offer plenty…

Lake Garda

Sailing on Lake Garda

Why do you think that year after year, more and more people from all over the world choose to come sailing on Lake Garda? Garda Trentino, between the lake and…


I am Debora and I decided to create this blog to help you in finding inspiration for your holiday!
As true lover of our land, together with my team, Tomas and Michelle, I collect everything we know in these pages - the best events, not-to-be-missed sights and activities, but also experiences and little tips that only true ‘locals’ can give you. Enjoy reading!

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