A day at LOVELY Lake Garda
Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy is known for its crystal clear waters. With the lake being so close to Verona it was on “my visit” list. I coordinated with Stefano(firstname.lastname@example.org) what my group and I wanted to experience during a one day trip, Stenfano respond to all my requests and even added to my list. Our wonderful guide Irene picked us up at the hotel Verona for a short drive to visit Peschiera a resort town at the most southern tip of Lake and it is where the river Mincio starts to flow. Following a small walk around we hopped on a lovely boat touring the lake we went around and under castle bridges visiting the Grotte di Catullo archaeological site and numerous Roman villas on the lake shore finally docking in Sirmione, a town on a peninsula surrounded by breathtaking landscapes, this little gem is famous for its thermal waters and beach. The town of Sirmione is dominated by the Rocca Scaligera, a fortress with harbour views. We walked by the church of St. Anne and walked and through the Medieval Castle (Rocca Scaligeria) gates, the entrance was built guarding the only access point to the southern city center ( we had gone underneath the fortress bridge is our boat ride). Following our visit and wonderful local lunch of fish and pasta we headed for the famous Valpolicella vineyards and visited a gorgeous winery tasting “Amarone” wine. Incredible day, great weather, wonderful food. You can get to Perscheria and Simrmione by train from Verona but you will not get our lovely day.