BREAK UP BREAK LAKE GARDA
If you have recently experienced a break up from your partner, terminated your employment, crave a break of your hectic lifestyle or lost someone close. Then the last thing you want to occupy yourself with is holiday planning. We want to take this unnecessary stress out of your hands and provide you with a much-needed break. Most importantly is ultimate relaxation and peace of mind. And we think the Lake Garda in northern Italy would be the perfect place to spend your restorative Break Up Break. Therefore ATO makes it stress-free from the start! We organise your transport to airport and plan your trip to the detail. This can include a session with a mindfulness coach before you start your journey if you like to. Most importantly you don’t have think about anything, just relax.
Revitalised in northern Italy
The shores of Garda are studded with pretty harbour towns, such as Desenzano, Bardolino or Sirmione. It is a place to visit and revisit, wander, explore and unwind. However the trick to getting the best out of Garda is to find a perfect base and spend leisurely days exploring the lake. Firstly, set your own pace and find out what each little town has to offer. The unhurried pace of life is what Lake Garda is all about. It’s all about short journeys, stepping on and off the ferries, cruising up and down on the blue water of the lake. In other words, the easy, Italian “dolce far niente”, the beauty of life where ferry timetables are all you need to worry about. A life where the world of conflicts large and small can be, for a while, forgotten.
Together we choose your ideal base according to your wishes and make sure you will the much-deserved break.
Stress free Sirmione
In our sample tour for your tailor made Break Up Break we choose the picturesque Sirminone. It’s perched on a narrow strip of land two miles long, reaching into the lake from the southern shore. Sirmione, with its cobbled streets, its 13th-century castle and a ruined Roman villa has thermal baths and a health centre with hot springs and treatments.
ATO provides with a first-class hotel with lake view so you can make the most of views of the alps and the azure water. While in high season the town centre is engulfed by tourists. But whenever you go a few hundred yards from the harbour the crowds dwindle, and calm descends. Take a walk up the slope, enjoy the beauty of silence and the spectacular views over the honey-coloured houses which dazzle in the bright morning and glow rosy at sunset. The paths linking the picturesque villages are easily navigated and well signed for.
Private wine tasting
Discover hidden vineyards where we can organise your personal tasting or wander the lush hills. The reward at the end of the day is a fine dining experience looking up at the glorious sunset from the Alps over the lake!
Have rest day the next day. At the foot of the cliffs, lies a long, narrow beach. Here, Sirmione retains its healing calm. Relax on a sun lounger by the lake shore or pamper yourself with a spa day. Book a Yoga session promising inner calm and happiness with yourself. But above all, recharge your batteries and keep your mobile switched off. Then indulge in some of the best cuisines Italy has to offer. Time for more exploring?
Take a deep breath
Take a ferry to Desenzano, the insider spot at the Lake Garda. Often overlooked it is stunning with its rich old quarter, lively cafes, surprisingly good restaurants. Then see the 12th-century castle looming above the port, and the ruin of a substantial Roman villa, with fine mosaic floors. Have a coffee in one of the many small cafes and let life pass by. Above all forget about stress and any problems completely.
See what the next day brings and how you feel. Or if you like your wine? Then make the short trip to Bardolino, the vine capital of the region. Have a fantastic meal enjoying fine Italian cuisine and exquisite local vines. And where better to taste it then here. Bardolino with its elegant and pretty houses is relaxed but classy. There we book you a table in handpicked restaurants serving you the best local produce. In short, you will love it.
To make this break up break memorable we recommend staying for 5 nights at least. Then you can switch off completely, recharge your batteries and experience this beautiful region at your own pace.
Extension or Excursion
Milan is only a 1h train journey away. If shopping brings back that smile on your face, then look no further. Please also check our Tailor-Made Shopping Trip Milan.
Verona is also around 1h away and is one of Italy’s prettiest city. Visit the world know Scala or just follow on Romeo and Julia’s footsteps exploring this gem of a city.
Craving a much needed break, then contact us for more info.
See you in Garda!
Brief Itinerary and Tour Highlights
- 5 nights hotel accommodation in Garda with a lake view room in Twin
- No Single supplement
- 1 Welcome Dinner
- 1 Spa day
- Airport train transfers
Optionals: Private wine tasting / Boat cruise / Guided walking tour / Beach massage / Yoga session