Sunday, April 27, 2014

Off the Beaten Path: Lake Garda

“Who could be so lucky? Who comes to a lake for water and sees the reflection of moon.” Rumi


Most tourists visiting Italy concentrate on Rome, Florence and Venice.  There are some other spectacular places that are worth visiting, one of them is Lake Garda.  The closest big cities are Verona and Trento, both amazing stops also.  Click here for information on how to reach Lake Garda.

On the way to Lake Garda all you see are mountains and valleys full of vineyards.  Needless to say, the area produces several types of wine, the most famous ones being the Chiaretto, Bardolino and Lugano.  Stop at one of the cantinas to do a wine tasting!

It takes one hour to drive the length of Lake Garda, and on its shores you will find one town after the other, all offering sailing lessons, small camping parks, restaurants and more.  We chose to stay at Riva del Garda, oh what a wonderful spot!

Riva del Garda, as many other towns in Norther Italy, is very organized and it attracts tourism from Germany, Austria a Switzerland.  The walking and biking trails along the river are all well marked and divided for pedestrians and bikers.  Most hotels provide free bicycles!  So set off to bike your way around town.  The old town area has enough charm to capture any traveler.  And the lake provides you with endless entertainment and amazing views.  The water of the lake is super clean and there are several pebble beaches and parks all around it.

A trip to Lake Garda offers fun for the entire family.  I was fortunate to visit it and wanted to share this great experience with you.  Arrivederci,


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