Lake Garda, Italy Map of Lake Garda
June 2014 Days 1 & 2 All photos by Hetty
Friday 6th June – We flew from Gatwick to Verona, then went by bus to Sirmione at the south of Lake Garda. We spent a week at the north of Lake Garda, and then a week in the Dolomites, in Val Gardena. It was wonderful.
Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy (50 km = 31 miles long, 350 m =1,150ft at its deepest point).
After leaving our bags at our hotel, we took a bus to the old part of Sirmione, on the two-mile long, narrow peninsula which juts out into Lake Garda.
This church has a modern bell
A lovely sunset
Saturday 7th June – The next day we went by bus up the western side of Lake Garda, stopping off at Desenzano and Gargnano on the way to Riva del Garda.
Desenzano Del Garda,
The Town Stone
- was a pedestal for the town criers in the square,
- and a place where bankrupt citizens were publicly punished by three smacks on their nude buttocks.
Gargnano, on Lake Garda
S. Francesco Cloister – The monastery was founded in 1266, and the church was built in 1289.
These are both Roman