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Within the lake, there are five main islands and numerous smaller islets. A visit to the largest island, the beautiful Isola Del Garda can’t be missed. This island is steeped in history from kings, queens and emperors and guided tours are now available, where previously the island could only be seen from a boat.
All the towns around the Lake have their own beaches that are great to visit on a hot summer day. Some of the beaches are quiet and relaxing, while some are more upbeat with water-sports, kayaking and music.
The countryside around Lake Garda is the perfect place to go for a horseback ride or meal in an agriturismo (an Italian farmhouse) which is a great way to enjoy some home cooked and affordable, authentic Italian food. Malcesine is a superb lakeside town to stay in with cheap last minute deals to Lake Garda. Malcesine has its own great sights including Malcesine Castle along with some excellent bars and restaurants. With cheap Lake Garda sun package holidays from Dublin Ireland you could be relaxing in Malcesine or any of the other beautiful towns surrounding the lake including Bardolinio and Limone.
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.
The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.