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Car Hire

Avis, Hertz and Europcar all have desks at Brescia airport.
If you have an accident most car hire companies will charge an excess of approximately £500.

You can pay a nominal extra daily premium to have no excess payment. Given the ferocity of Italian driving this may be worth considering.
Avis

Hertz

Europcar

Budget

Holidayautos
0870 6060100

0870 8448844

0870 6075000

0870 1565656

0870 4004447

 

How to get there

Airport Airline Distance
Brescia
– Montichiari*
Ryanair 30kms/
30mins
Verona
– Villafranca
BA 60kms/
45mins
Milan
– Linate
BA / GO 130kms/
1hr30mins
Milan
– Malpensa
GO 180 kms/
2hrs
Venice
– Marco Polo
BA / GO 2hrs
Venice
– Treviso
Ryanair 2hrs

*Brescia– Montichiari is the closest airport to the lake. In 2002, Ryanair flights were available from as little as £30 return. On the Ryanair website Brescia Airport is rather confusingly referred to as Verona (Brescia) even though it is in Brescia and not in Verona! Flight time from London to northern Italy is approximately 2hrs.


How to find your way from the airport

The AA website has an excellent European route finder facility and can provide step by step directions from all the surrounding airports to Gardone Riviera.

Directions from Bergamo airport (90kms)

  1. Turn right out of airport. Follow the green motorway sign ‘autostrada’ (follow road to right and then stay left)
  2. At roundabout take the second exit signposted autostrada Venezia
  3. Follow the dual carriageway for 7kms until you reach the motorway. Go right, signposted autostrada Milano - Venezia (A4)
    Stay left and feed onto the road
  4. Go right, signposted autostrada Milano – Venezia (A4), and then right again
  5. Go through the toll gates and pick up a card
  6. Fork right signposted Venezia
  7. Follow the motorway for 50kms and then take the exit signposted Brescia Est’ (after Brescia Ouest and Brescia central)
  8. Pay motorway toll of €2.4
  9. Fork right, signposted to Brescia, Verona, Lago di Garda
  10. Stay on the road signposted Brescia, Lago di Garda occidentale
  11. After 2 kms continue straight on, to Brescia and Lago di Garda (the autostrada road goes off to the right)
  12. Continue straight for next 20 kms, following signs to Salò and Lago di Garda. You’ll pass through three short tunnels and one long tunnel
  13. Inside the tunnel the road splits. Keep going straight on towards Salò
  14. As you enter the outskirts of Salò keep going straight. As you go downhill a road will join from the right
  15. After 1.5 km, you'll enter Gardone Riviera  ..more

Directions from Verona airport

  1. Follow the signs for Autostrada A4 towards Milano
  2. After about 40 kms exit at Desenzano and Garda
  3. After the toll, take the road down towards Desenzano
  4. Take the S572 road to Padenghe/Manerba/Salò
  5. Follow up along the lake through various villages to Salò
  6. At Salò, follow Gardone/Gargnano/Limone/Riva
  7. After 1.5 km, you'll enter Gardone Riviera  ..more

Directions from Brescia (Montichiari) airport

  1. Turn right out of airport. Signposted to Verona, Brescia and Lago di Garda
  2. Continue for 3 kms or so. At roundabout take 2nd right towards Brescia and Milano - Brescia autostrada (motorway).
    Proceed down slip road onto main road
  3. When road splits after about 200 yards take right towards Verona, Brescia and Lago di Garda.
  4. After 2 kms continue straight on, to Brescia and Lago di Garda (the autostrada road goes off to the right)
  5. Continue straight for next 20 kms, following signs to Salò and Lago di Garda. You’ll pass through three short tunnels and one long tunnel.
  6. Inside the tunnel the road splits. Keep going straight on towards Salò
  7. As you enter the outskirts of Salò keep going straight. As you go downhill a road will join from the right
  8. After 1.5 km, you'll enter Gardone Riviera  ..more

Directions back to Brescia airport
  1. Go to Salò and follow main road up hill
  2. Keep going straight and pass through one long tunnel and three short tunnels
  3. Follow signs to Brescia and Milano – Venezia autostrada (green motorway sign)
  4. Follow the road for approximately 20 kms
  5. Follow sign to Verona, Mantova and Autostrada
  6. Then follow signs to Montichiari aeroport