Shopping centres and outlets at Lake Garda

A holiday on Lake Garda means enjoying endless opportunities! Besides history, culture, entertainment, amazing food and wine, the area provides lots of possibilities for a day of shopping.

There are numerous shopping malls and outlets at Lake Garda. You can spend your time among the most prestigious “Made in Italy” brands, international brands and many more. Shopping streets, malls, outlet shopping, here is a list of the main shopping centres and most popular outlets not to be missed.

La Grande Mela Shoppingland

La Grande Mela is a shopping centre in Lugagnano di Sona, in the province of Verona, with more than 120 shops on two floors.

On the third floor you can choose among many entertainment options: a cinema, bowling alleys, a children’s area and a food court (open 365 days a year) website

Il Leone

“Il Leone Shopping Center”, Lonato 2 km from the highway exit Desenzano del Garda and within walking distance from Lake Garda.

The mall is designed on 2 levels and hosts more than 100 stores of clothing, shoes, accessories, jewellery, electronics and a big supermarket. There are also a kid’s area (baby cinema, a large tree and exclusive games for children, a nursery room) and a great choice of food places. (Open 365 days a year) website

Franciacorta Outlet Village

The Franciacorta Outlet Village is located in Rodengo Saiano, in the province of Brescia and offers 160 shops with the trendiest brands of clothing and accessories.

The most prestigious brands propose their best collections at ‘outlet prices’ with guaranteed discounts going from 30% to 70% all year round. In addition to clothing, the Franciacorta Outlet also offers a wide selection of design and furniture stores, toys, opticians and beauty shops. website

Mantova Outlet Village

Situated outside Mantova, at the exit of the highway “Mantova Sud”, this place is a small fashion town, perfect for your outlet shopping close to Lake Garda (about 40 min. from Peschiera del Garda) The Fashion District Outlet gives the impression of being a haven of fashion rather than a simple factory outlet.

In the 110 shops, there are the best fashion and clothing brands with reduced prices between -30 % and -70 %. It is the miniature of a Renaissance village with a wide offer going from luxury items to consumer goods. website

Don’t miss: The local markets. Lake Garda markets are noisy and colourful places where old customs thrive. Lake Garda markets aren’t just food markets, you can buy anything: you’ll find stylish Italian shoes and leather goods, pottery, clothing, and household gadgets… this is the perfect place for any souvenirs or gifts you want to bring back home.

Lake Garda Hotels – Where to Stay

Best luxury hotel: Villa Rosa Hotel Desenzano 4*

Excellent location

The Villa Rosa Hotel, a 4-star hotel overlooking Lake Garda, at a short distance from downtown Desenzano, will amaze you with its unique style – luxurious but never formal, fresh and always friendly, combining the unmistakable touch of an old neoclassical lakeside villa with a sparkling modern presence. Lying in the sun next to the heated pool, sitting on the beautiful terrace overlooking the lake and being cared
for by staff renown for its friendliness, you will truly experience the natural beauty of Lake Garda.

Rooms from €180/night

Best mid-range hotel: Hotel Acquaviva del Garda 4*

Fabulous breakfast

Hotel Acquaviva Del Garda offers a free 800-m² spa, an outdoor pool. It is along the south-western shore of Lake Garda, just 3 km from Desenzano del Garda centre.
Set in a well-kept garden, the Acquaviva del Garda has panoramic views of the lake, of Sirmione and the Scaligero Castle. Rooms and suites have modern décor, design furniture and a balcony.

Rooms from €140/night

Best budget hotel: Villa Lilla 3*

Best for style without breaking the bank

Are you looking for the utmost tranquility, independence and privacy? Villa Lilla welcomes you in the tranquil setting of Lake Garda for a holiday of relaxation and charm. Located a few steps from the lakefront, the port and the central station of Desenzano, you will be able to spend moments of full relaxation in a classy environment.

Rooms from €78/night

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