We stroll down the cobblestone hill lined with tourist shops to the bustling lakefront. We watch as ferry boats bring in tourists, an artist paints the picturesque scene and shoppers browse the handbag and pottery shops.
Sirmione is a picturesque tourist destination at the end of a peninsula extending into Lake Garda, Italy. In the summer it is packed with tourists ferried in by boat and coach. It is the place to go to eat ice cream, with numerous shops vying with each other for your custom.
This amazing garden in Gardone Riviera has plants from around the world blended with contemporary sculptures. The numerous shrubs and small trees are intersected with narrow, winding paths with each turn presenting a different tableau of planting.
Who would have a full-size battleship in their hillside garden? It is one of the amazing sights at Il Vittoriale degli Italiani (in English “The shrine of Italian victories”), in Gardone Riviera, on the shores of Lake Garda, Italy. The large estate was once the home of Italian poet and World War I soldier Gabriele d’Annunzio. It has been preserved and developed in memory of his life.
We arrive at Limone by ferry, disembarking at the little harbour in the heart of the old town. We stroll through the narrow lanes lined with tourist shops that wind along the shore and up the slopes behind. We descend to the wide waterfront promenade where there are cafe terraces to eat and drink while admiring lake views.
We stroll from the walled city gate, through the wonderful old town centre, with narrow alleys and picturesque squares, passing the harbour set right in the city centre and the 14th century Veronese customs office. We walk along the lakeside to the marina and then return to the city gate.
An unforgettable ski run starting at the top of the Lagazoli cablecar (2,275m). It is a stunning descent through awe-inspiring scenery overlooking the Fanes valley. At 8km in length you descend over 1km in altitude. This run has been officially classified as red but can be attempted by intermediate skiers. Highlights include a frozen waterfall in the mountain face and finishing the run by traversing a frozen lake by horse tow.