Riva del Garda
Located at the northernmost tip of the lake, Riva is truly a gem of a location.
Steeped in history from its Roman walls to its 12th century fortress and myriad sublime churches the town has a charm unlike no other.
The town runs along the length of the harbour and then up into smaller streets opening up onto several piazzas each with their own selection of shops, cafes and restaurants.
There is a fantastic 3km promenade that takes you to the neighbouring village of Torbole or you can enjoy the atmosphere at one of several beaches such as Pini, Miralago or Sabbioni each with their own individual character. Watersports are excellent around Riva and Torbole especially windsurfing.
There is also a scenic (but hilly) walk to the Chapel of St. Barbara or gentler walks around the area. And of course no trip to Riva would be complete without climbing the 13th century Torre Apponale clocktower to savour the moment and capture the memories forever.