Follow my adventures while living in Italy with my husband and our two dogs Moose the whippet and Ruby the Australian Terrier. It's sure to be full of fun, frustration and cultural confusion.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

Lake Garda

So I live rather close to Lake Garda, one of the lakes in Italy's lake district. My friend Gwen and I decided to squeeze in a couple of days holiday before I start my new job and Lake Garda was our destination.

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

So pretty

Gwen going for a little paddle

A couple of photos of the lake, as I said earlier it was so beautiful

Another selfie

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.

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