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Lake Garda hits the right note

9th October 2018

Students performing at Lake Garda whilst on an NST music tour

Believed by many to be the birthplace of the violin, the beautiful Lake Garda in Northern Italy hits all the right notes as a destination for young musicians.

The largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda offers a wide variety of performance options from world-renowned churches and castle courtyards to town squares and hotels. The typical lakeside towns and villages offer many diverse concert venues and the opportunity to perform for appreciative audiences.

Against a backdrop of dramatic mountains and sparkling waters, coupled with the typical laidback Italian culture, you can’t fail to be swept away with the charm of the area. What’s more, Verona and Venice are can all be visited in a day which offers additional prestigious performing opportunities.

Here, Concert Consultant, John Kay, shares why this is the ideal destination for music groups…

“Summer is one of the best times to enjoy all that Lake Garda has to offer. There are many festivals, outdoor venues and holiday villages around the lake that welcome our music groups.

“As a base, Lake Garda is a great destination. Not only does it have a very diverse landscape from the majestic mountains in the north to the flat plains of the south, but it also allows groups to visit Verona and Venice for a day trip. This makes Lake Garda one of the most rewarding concert tour destinations for all types of music ensemble.”

Lake Garda is the perfect destination for sacred choirs, bands, youth orchestras and secular choirs.


To find out more about music performance tours to Lake Garda, visit or speak to an NST music travel expert on 0845 293 7979.