Lake Garda has long been an Italian holiday hotspot. From centurions to celebrities, dictators to divas, many have graced its shores – and now it's your turn. On a vintage sailing vessel, you'll cruise across for a history-rich tour of her islands followed by a delicious lunch, a few wines, and the chance to cool off with a swim.
The adventure begins the moment you step foot aboard the San Nicolò. As the last two-mast sailing ketch in the region, it's a real piece of history. Cruise out into the lake and you'll come ashore on her main island for a guided tour. A haven for rare plants, birds and wildlife, you'll admire the rich green scenery and visit the impressive neo-Gothic Venetian villa.
After a tasty appetiser and a sampling of two quality local wines, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch in the garden surrounds. Head out on the water again and you can catch some rays on deck until your captain drops anchor for a refreshing swim in Lake Garda's famously clear waters.