In a word Lake Garda is beautiful. It is currently cooler than Bolzano which was very refreshing. We stayed at Park Hotel in Desenzano which was great, we got a last minute price, they gave us a free room upgrade, breakfast was included, they had a rooftop pool, a hotel dog and they are on the lakefront. Totally recommend them! Below is the view from our balcony.
Basically we lay by the pool, ate delicious italian food including loads of gelato and one morning we caught the ferry to check out the little town of Sirmione which was really cute as proven by the pics below.
The view of Sirmione from the ferry
Selfie of Gwen and I on the ferry, it was windy
The square in Sirmione where you get off the ferry, totally cute and authentic italian, was a lovely place to stop for a coffee.
I loved this gelato shop, the tiles were gorgeous, the gelato delicious and the iceblocks looked amazing
Gwen going for a little paddle
A couple of photos of the lake, as I said earlier it was so beautiful
This is the fort thing at Sirmione, it guarded both the water and road entrance to Sirmione
So to sum up Lake Garda, beautiful place to chill for a couple of days. You get an authentic Italian experience and its easily accessible from Verona by train (20 mins from Verona to Desenzano). I will definitely be heading there again and wouldn't change a thing! If you have more time and more energy there are lots of other towns to visit, lots of hiking and mountain biking to be done and if your in the mood for some water sports its a great windsurfing spot.