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Gardaland Park and Resort, Garda, Italy

On our trails through northern Italy, we wanted to let loose and see what else Garda Lake had to offer, we were quickly introduced to Gardaland. The amusement park which opened in 1975 now offers a sleep in resort park which includes Gardaland, Gardaland Sea-Life, and the Gardaland Hotel.

Gardaland definitely isn’t one of the biggest theme parks on offer but has been dubbed Italy’s most visited.I wouldn’t throw in a comparison to the world of Disney but for any British traveler, this is the creme dela creme of Theme Parks. While Thorpe Park and Alton towers offer a wider range of thrills what Garda land does well is the finer details. Amongst the vast grounds and various areas, there is a bright colour palette that really brings it alive.  Pruned bushes and trees are the backgrounds for some of Gardaland’s great attractions.  Tree-shaped bins, a slide; The Flying Island, The Aquarium and in summer the walk-in sprinklers to help keep you cool and let’s not forget the parks Mascot Prezzemolo (aka parsley).Perfection.

We did not stay in the Gardaland hotel but the new England-style hotel onsite offers 247 rooms where magic knows no limits. The hotel, divided in four pavilions that face an evocative internal garden, comes with many themed rooms featuring different themes: from the Kung Fu Panda-themed room to the one inspired by the world of SEA LIFE. 

For courageous explorers, Gardaland Adventure Hotel – the only wholly themed hotel in Italy – offers 100 themed rooms with settings which are linked to the worlds of adventure already present inside the Park. From the unexplored jungle to the wild west, from the arctic, among ice and igloos, to Arabian atmospheres that look out of “One thousand and one nights”: Jungle Adventure, Wild West Adventure, Arctic Adventure and Arabian Adventure. And to continue the adventure, Tutankhamon Restaurant lets you dine or enjoy an aperitif inside the walls of an ancient and imposing Egyptian temple in “Bistrot” style: top quality refined dishes will be served quickly and informally, accompanied by live entertainment, all accessible also to those not staying at the Hotel.

Gardaland truly is home for fantasy and dream and will be seeing us again. To Book head here.

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