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Shopping around Lake Maggiore

Lake Garda has a surprising amount in store for shopaholics! Hopefully our guide will help you find the best outlet malls, designer boutiques and lakeside markets.

There are several markets in the many villages along the lake. We have tried to provide a full list but let us know of any we have missed!

Market Days:

Monday Colombare di Sirmione
    Peschiera del Garda
          Moniga del Garda
    San Zeno M.
    Torri del Benaco
Tuesday Castelletto di Brenzone
            Castelnuovo del Garda
            Cavaion Veronese
    Desenzano del Garda
    Limone sul Garda (1st and 3rd week of the month)
    Torbole (2nd and 4th week in the Summer time only)
Wednesday   Arco (1st and 3rd week of the month)      
  Gargnano (Every 15 days)
  Riva del Garda (2nd and 4th of the month)
  S. Felice del Benaco
Thursday Bardolino
  Lonato del Garda
  Pieve di Ledro
Friday Garda
    Manerba del Garda
             Lugana di Sirmione
              Puegnago del Garda
  Soiano del Lago
  Volta Mantovana
Saturday Brescia
                       Caprino Veronese
    Castiglione delle Stiviere
  Padenghe sul Garda (In the afternoon)
  Valeggio sul Mincio
  Verona (stadium)
Sunday Monzambano
    Rivoltella del Garda

The markets will give you a chance to to spend a few hours on Lake Garda shopping for food and bargains galore. The larger markets also have plenty of leather goods on offer.

For those antique lovers out there, there are also a number of excellent antique markets held regularly which are worth visiting. Every 1st Sunday of the month, there are antique markets in both the Piazzale Porta Palio in Verona as well as in Desenzano. One the 2nd Sunday of the month (excluding July and August), Brescia holds an antique markets, whllst on the 3rd Sunday Verona plays host again, this time in the Piazza San Zeno. Finally on the 4th Sunday, it’s the turn of Valeggio sul Mincio.

Shopaholics will also love a trip to Milan’s Golden Triangle, where the most famous fashion shops can be found.

Alternatively, for some cheaper Lake Garda shopping, there are some great outlet malls nearby for you to enjoy, including the Fasion District Mantova, the Franciacorta Outlet Village and the Designer Outlet in Brennero.

It’s also worth visiting Vicolungo Outlets ( (Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 28060 Vicolungo) or at The Place Luxury Outlet ( (Strada Trossi, 13876 Sandigliano). Or, finally, a bit further afield still there is also the McArthur Glen Serravalle Designer Outlet (, open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and with 180 stores (Via della Moda 1, 15069 Serravalle Scrivia). All outlet malls offer discounts of between 30% and 70%.