You may have already heard about how fabulous Lake Garda, Sorrento and Venice are, and about the other fantastic places to go in Italy, so read on for a quick rundown on some of the best places to eat, drink and visit while you’re there. Places to eat Lake Garda – Trattoria Al Graspo, Piazza Calderini 12, 37016 Garda, Italy For fresh fish, homemade breads and - of course - delicious pizzas and pastas, this restaurant is a must for anybody planning to visit Lake Garda. Don’t forget to match your tasty food with some authentic Italian wines! Sorrento – Il Buco, 20 Rampa Marina Piccola, 5, 80067 Sorrento, Italy A small but perfectly formed restaurant in a converted wine cellar that boasts incredible authentic food, and welcoming, attentive service that is typical of all good Italian restaurants. Venice – Osteria Antico Giardinetto, Calle dei Morti 2253, Santa Croce, 30135 Venice, Italy Get a true taste of Italy at this cosy and friendly restaurant, loved by the locals as well as the tourists. If you’re feeling adventurous, why not try the squid ink polenta and treat yourself to the signature dessert – an indulgent chocolate mousse? Places to visit Lake Garda – Lazise Beach A beautiful sandy beach that is perfect for those looking for somewhere to take a break from it all, and enjoy the views and weather that Lake Garda has to offer. It is important to note that none of the sandy beaches on Lake Garda are natural – sand has been poured over the shingles to create a soft surface for sunbathing and walking. Sorrento – Ulysses Wellness Centre, Via del Mare 22 80067 Sorrento, Italy A place of true tranquillity where you can enjoy anything from a full body massage to a luxurious facial or pedicure. Those who have been say they have never felt so pampered or relaxed. Venice – Venice Jazz Club, Dorsoduro 3102 Ponte dei Pugni, S.Margherita Venice, Italy The Venice Jazz Club is perfect for people watching, wine-sipping and soaking up amazing jazz music in stunning surroundings. This is one destination that is not to be missed by music lovers and those looking for an atmospheric place to chill out. Activities not to be missed Lake Garda – Segway Tours, Carlo Alberto 31/B 25080 Moniga del Garda, Italy Jump onto a Segway and experience the beautiful landscape that surrounds Lake Garda. This method of transport gives you all the benefits of walking - seeing the sights, soaking up the gorgeous weather, and being outdoors - but without the aches and pains the next day! Sorrento – Viale dei Pini 52 80065 Sorrento, Italy A cooking class in Sorrento’s famous school is a real treat, particularly for food lovers who have always wanted to know how to create mouth-watering Italian cuisine in the comfort of their own home. Venice – Private Gondola Ride Yes it’s clichéd but a gondola ride is still an absolute must for all first-time visitors to Venice – it really is the best way to explore the waterways and see the famous sights of this picturesque Italian city. Fantastic annual events Lake Garda – Centomiglia (“100 miles” – boat race) This amazing event introduces some of the world’s most beautiful and elegant sailing boats to Lake Garda, where they race over the course of 100 miles (hence the name). Related events are held before, during and after, ensuring the whole region gets into the festival spirit. Sorrento – Annual Sorrento Cheese Fisherman’s Feast A mixture of celebrations - from the blessing of waters and face painting, to cooking demonstrations from tops chefs and live music - this annual event is a great family day out and one not to be missed if you’re on holiday while it’s on. Venice – Carnevale (“Carnival”) This lively event takes place every day in the ten days leading up to Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day). It sees the streets and waterways of Venice buzzing with music, comedy, drama and food – events that bring the city to life and cater for just about anyone looking for some true Italian fun and hospitality.