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Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda October 1st 2019

Day 26 : Tuesday 1 October 2019 : Bike ride to Lazise, Bardino and Garda on Lake Garda We are trading sore feet for sore bums. We hired bikes from the caravan park. Its a coastal path that goes from town to town, and quite busy on this glorious sun shiny day. It's a huge lake, but a beautiful ride up the east side. Lazise is our first town with a wonderful old town centre with cobblestone paving, narrow alleys and picturesque squares and a harbour set right in the centre. It seems to be a walled town or castle originally. We parked on the outskirts and wondered in. Great shopping, best we've seen. Use girls couldn't resist and made some purchases, whilst Graham amused himself with more calamari. That's it, going back for more seafood, ... read more

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda June 9th 2018

June 9, 2018, and flight home June 10, 2018 Today we went to beautiful Lake Garda. From Wikipedia: Lake Garda (Italian: Lago di Garda or Lago Benàco, Latin: Benacus; Lombard: Lach de Garda; Venetian: Łago de Garda) is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location located in northern Italy, about halfway between Brescia and Ve... read more
Scaliger Castle.
Our boat ride.
Isola del Garda

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda July 22nd 2013

For the first time we booked a place at the next campsite, Tiglia on Lake Garda, as they were now starting to fill. The owner took delight in telling us that he had saved us a place alongside the lake (we were about 2 metres away with a great view). However it was not so peaceful as there was a continuous cocoffeny of quacking from what turned out to be Great Crested Grebes (ducks to us). Lake Garda is of course very beautiful with clear blue water. Strangely and contrary to the normal view, we found more Dutch than Germans. We thought we had escaped the heat but still it was 32 and 33 degrees each day. Most evenings were spent with a German family from Dusseldorf. Terry would talk to Uva in English about football ... read more
Some purple tree in Sirmione

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda June 6th 2011

Before we start - don't forget that not all the photos are alongside the text, most are below it. So don't miss those fab snaps by being hasty and not scrolling down!! S&C ------------------------- Lake Garda - Bella Italia, at last. The mother of all storms came in across Lake Guarda on our first day and we were outside at 10pm pulling in the sun shade as the night crashed and flashed around us and torrential rain came down. Next morning you wouldn’t have known there had been a storm at all, the day dawned bright and clear. Cathy and Tony flew in to Verona and joined us for a week of children and parent spoiling and sight seeing at Lake Garda. We are all staying at Camping Viaggio “Weekend” in Cisano. The campsite is a ... read more
Lake Garda and Salo
These are mountains boys

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda September 6th 2010

Blog 4: The Italian Lakes: Lake Garda Buongiorno to blogees who have survived our blogs to this point, thanks for sticking with it. Someone asked when we get the time to do this. Well because the netbook is portable we can use it in airports, on trains, at stations and after we return from dinner in the evening. It is an excellent distraction at these places. Day 1 Short train trip from Verona to Desenzana at the base of Lake Garda. we leaped onto a ferry to Malcesine up near the top of the lake. The ferry criss crossed the lake and pulled in at the most delightful looking little villages. At Malcesine we ascended to the top of Mt Baldo (named after my head) in a cable car which held about 50 people max ... read more
Poster: Cable car Malcesine

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda May 25th 2010

Tuesday, May 25th: Well…despite my dads’ thoughts that we could NOT all be happy in one room, we actually did just fine! After all, we had walked all day the previous day, and had woken up super early too, so that we just were plumb exhausted! My mom and dad are natural early risers, so they got their showers in first, and went down to the hotel café to get their coffee, while I took my shower. The shower was very modern…all glassed in, but it had a hand held showerhead…I hate those things!! It seems they never point in the right direction, and sure enough, this one didn’t either, and I ended up soaking the floor somehow…ugh…oh well! So Kenya and I went down to join my parents in the café. The breakfast was buffet, ... read more

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda September 30th 2009

Lake Garda 24th September. We spent a night at Le Terraze near Verona. It was next to Lake Garda, which is a huge lake close to the freeway. You couldn't even see the other side of the lake. It looked like the ocean. The hotel had a great pool and a good breakfast included. We could see the lake from our room. Before we left, we went down to the lake for a swim. The water was a good temperature. There were lots of skimming pebbles near the lake, so we had a competition. Lake Garda was a cool place to visit. By Jarah... read more
At the lake
What a lake!

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda June 17th 2009

I dag skal vi så hjemad. Vi planlægger at køre klokken 7 da det er det tidligste man må køre i bil på pladsen. Vi står op kvart i 6 og giver os god tid til at spise morgenmad hvor vi rykker helt ned til vandkanten og spiser mens de små bølger skyller ind og solen står op. Vi kører omkring halv otte, kun en halv time efter planen. GPS’en siger vi skal være i Hannover klokken 5. Der er ikke så meget at sige om turen andet end at lyset var tændt i bilen i går aftes da vi pakkede sammen så vi slår myg og fluer ihjel hele vejen hjem. Da vi er en times tid fra Hannover bytter vi og Thea kører i et par timer mens jeg får noget søvn og det ... read more
Så er der pakket
Sne på bjergene
Lavthængene skyer

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda June 17th 2009

Saturday 13th June The highlight of today was discovering that the bikes were locked together and the keys had gone missing ! As I don’t deal with that sort of thing it could not be my fault - or could it! We hunted all around the tent and surrounding area/ toilets/ shop etc nowhere to be found - so as we were off for a drive anyway we decided to look for a B & Q !!! for tools to do the job and another bike lock - some chance when we cant even find an open supermarket. Drove to Krk town and spotted some bags of compost and cement and went into the shop - man behind counter didn’t speak a word of English so many hand gestures later we are now the proud owners ... read more

Europe » Italy » Veneto » Lake Garda June 16th 2009

Mystisk nok lykkedes det os at gå en hel dag i dag med kameraet i lommen uden at tage det op, så denne dag bliver bare en masse tekst... Det har været en lidt mere kølig nat end de andre så det var klart bedre med teltet åbent. Vi går op i receptionen og tjekker ud inden vi kører af sted så vi er sikre på det er gjort hvis vi ikke skulle nå hjem igen inden de lukker. Har fundet en outlet village og et outlet district begge indenfor 45 minutters kørsel. Forskellen er vist den samme så vi vælger den med flest butikker. Vi lander der klokken lidt over 10 og der holder omkring 15 andre biler på pladsen. Er det bare dem der arbejder der? Der er ikke mange mennesker, men med 160 ... read more

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