Lake Garda

Top Water Sports On Lake Garda

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Lake Garda is Italy’s largest lake and is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the country. Whilst it boasts some charming lakeside towns and some of the finest restaurants in the region, one of the main reasons that people visit is to make the most of the huge range of outdoor activities on [...]



After my first visit to Italy with Thomson Al Fresco last year, Altomincio became a firm favourite of mine, so I love to read other people’s reviews on it! The pools are ace, with so much atmosphere around them, and with the number of activities on site – it’s literally impossible to imagine anyone ever [...]

Relax in Venice with a Bellini


In Northern Italy, in Venice, or around Lake Garda, everywhere people seemed to be partaking the same elegant drink which looked very refreshing in the heat. We desperately wanted to try it – but it took a considerable time to learn what it was. You can’t really just say “Can I have one of those [...]

Top Spots For Tots

There’s nothing better on holiday, than the sight of your tots running about, with grins on their faces and excitement in their eyes, just dying to get their inflatables on and jump straight in the pool, right? Well we know what it can take to get there. Here at Thomson Al Fresco, pleasing every single [...]

Family Holiday in Italy – ALTOMINCIO


Kids, kids, kids – the main focus on a family holiday, and the main focus at Froggy’s Kingdom, Altomincio. Most people go on holiday to enjoy a splash in the pool, right? Well imagine, not just one pool but one heated pool and one lagoon style paddle pool, with two water slides, and in water [...]

Visiting Lake Garda

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The regions surrounding Lake Garda are a food and wine lovers paradise, there are vineyards stretching as far as the eye can see.   You can drive or cycle around the country roads easily and stop in to taste the wine at many of these wine producers.  Just outside Bardolino you will find the Wine [...]

Summer in Lake Garda


Summer is finally upon us here on ‘Bella Italia’ and not before time!  The first half of May was a complete washout with crazy storms all across the lake.  The first of which not only brought down our gazebo, but a couple of trees too!  Luckily no-one was hurt and the gazebo has been given [...]

Great Days Out in Lake Garda


Some of the best days out around Lake Garda are Movieland’s Aquastudios and Gardaland.  Gardaland which is Italy’s largest theme park, is Disneyland meets Thorpe Park with something for the whole family. For the Dads who like a bit of adrenalin you have the ‘Blue Tornado’ inverted roller coaster, for Mums who would prefer the [...]

Lake Garda Parcs

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Being appointed as the new PR team for Thomson Al Fresco means having to learn about their holidays, their sites and generally take in the Al Fresco experience; which also, for us, meant… Hello Italy! On a whirlwind tour of the Lake Garda sites of Altomincio, Eden, Fornella, Europa Silvella, Del Garda and Bella Italia, [...]

Top Tips for a Holiday in Lake Garda

One of our first jobs, when we started to work on the PR team for Thomson Al Fresco in July, was to go on a trip to Lake Garda to learn about the parcs and the brand. It’s a hard life sometimes! It’s an area I’ve never been to and didn’t know much about before [...]