Sirmione, a Pretty Peninsula Town on Lake Garda
My first visit to Sirmione was on a lovely sunny, December day. This little town is situated on a promontory in the middle of the southern end of Lake Garda. This promontory is four kilometres long and as narrow as 109 metres in places. Visitors have to park outside the town and walk across a drawbridge and through a medieval gateway to enter the town itself ...
Limone sul Garda - The Garden of Lake Garda
Approaching Limone from the Lake Garda the visitor is immediately struck by an abundance of lemon groves and olive trees. The buildings along the shore-line are festooned with the brilliant blooms of bougainvillea and its long promenade is lined with oleander trees. Even its name suggests a plant and reflects its horticultural history ...
Malcesine - Captain of Lake Garda
I love to visit Malcesine on Lake Garda because it is home to one of my favourite restaurants – La Pace. As soon as I get off the ferry I push through the crowds lingering on the quay wondering what to do and where to go. I know exactly where I am going ...
Riva del Garda - Guardian of Lake Garda
Riva del Garda occupies pole position at the Northern end of Lake Garda in Italy. As you approach through the Valley of the Lakes colourful oleander bushes and silvery olive trees line the route. Beyond these field upon field of vines interspersed with patches of Kiwi fruits stretch as far as the eye can see ...
A Day on Lake Garda
A cool breeze wafted through my hair as I relaxed in my seat in the shade and watched the shore and the pastel coloured buildings of Riva del Garda recede into the distance.