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Milan to Venice via the lakes.

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1. Posted by aboore (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi, myself and a few friends are flying into Milan in a few weeks and hope to travel by train across to Venice. The trouble is we were hoping to stop off on the way at on of the big lakes for a spot of watersports and sun. Could anyone tell me how easy this will be is are they too hard to get to by train?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


2. Posted by daisan (Budding Member 40 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

if you are travelling to milan from to venice the best spot to make some water sport is on garda lake.
you can catch a train that stop in riva del garda or desanzano. Moving and pubblic transport is really easy to take
and it is a really funny place..
You can also can also go on "lago maggiore" or "lago di como" but they aren't on the way to venice and they aren't so funny (but also really beutifull!!).

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hi Abooro,

i did this trip a few years back. From Milan I got the train to Brescia and then a bus to Desenzano which is at the edge of Lake Garda (although maybe you can train to Desenzano as well - can't remember).

From Desenzano you can take a boat ride all the way up the lake to Riva del Garda stopping at all these beautiful old Italian towns along the way. There's plenty of opportunities for water sports in Riva and a small beach to hang out at. There's a great campsite outside the town where you can camp on an olive grove terrace with a view of the town below you - really beautiful.

Lake garda is just gorgeous and a really relaxing place to spend a few days.

Enjoy your trip!