Manerba del Garda - the Island of Rabbits.
As the name suggests, one of its attractions of this tiny island is the presence of numerous rabbits that are now well-accustomed to the company of humans. Furthermore, when conditions permit, the island can be reached on foot by means of a strip of seabed that connects it with the mainland near the Camping San Biagio site. In very low tide the water level is knee-high. For the less adventurous, and in case of bad weather, a paid taxi-boat service is available. The Isola dei Conigli environs are very popular with scuba divers and the Scoglio dell'Altare (Altar Reef) is undoubtedly one of the best-known diving locations on Lake Garda. The reef descends to a depth of 150 metres and is famous for two large ledges covered with yellow sponges and for a grotto that conserves large shoals of royal perch, pike, tench, eel and bleak fish.
For a charming day out immersed 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 more exotic species and the animals are relatively free to move around. Strolling in the park you are likely to spot over 40 different species: llamas, zebras, Tibetan goats, fallow deer, kangaroos, flamingos, swans and brightly coloured parrots.