Manerba del Garda - the Island of Rabbits.
As the name suggests, one of the attractions of this tiny island is the presence of rabbits that are now well-accustomed to the company of humans. When conditions allow for it, the island can be reached on foot by means of a low-water passage connecting it with the mainland near the San Biagio Camping site. In very low tide the water is knee-high. For the less adventurous, and in case of bad weather, a paid taxi-boat service is available. The Isola dei Conigli area is very popular with scuba divers and the Scoglio dell'Altare (Altar Rock) is undoubtedly one of the best-known diving locations on Lake Garda. The crag descends to a depth of 150 metres and is famous for two wide ledges covered with yellow sponges and for a grotto that houses large shoals of royal perch, pike, tench, eel and bleak fish.
For a charming day out in nature, Villa Pallavicino at Stresa on Lake Maggiore is well worth a visit. Part botanical garden and part zoo, the park surrounding the villa has magnificent magnolia trees, sequoias, an imposing Lebanese cedar and well-kept lawns bordered by rhododendrons, camellias and azaleas: the greenhouses contain additional exotic species. Animals are relatively free to move around. Strolling in the park you are likely to spot over forty different species: llamas, zebras, Tibetan goats, fallow deer, kangaroos, flamingos, swans and brightly coloured parrots.