A Hiking Holiday in Italy : Part Two

I wrote a bit about our hiking holiday in Italy : Part One, last week, and now would like to show you some of the other sights we saw along the way.   We took 2 days off during our week in Italy, and on one of these days we took a bus to Riva del Garda, on Lake Garda.   We wandered around a little, had lunch in the cool shade of the quay-side cafes, while gazing at the lake.


Taking in the view

The old square around the lake has some interesting old buildings full of charm, like the town hall, with its lovely shady verandas through the archways.


The town hall,Riva del Garda

And the shopping streets that lead down to the quayside are narrow, and colourful, and full of life, a great place to spend an hour or two browsing the selection of leather handbags and the like.


After a few hours in Riva, we took a short ferry ride across the lake to Limone, which I also mentioned in a previous post.  Limone is a beautiful, quaint little town of narrow streets, with lots of hills, and a beautiful little church at the top of the hill, overlooking the lake.


The church at Limone

It was such a peaceful place, you can see why so many weddings take place there


And what views  – who wouldn’t want to spend some time there, eating Italian ice cream in the sun.


The harbour of Limone


Lake Garda

And reluctantly we waited for the ferry to take us back to Riva, with our purchases of Murano glass and Limoncello, (the Italian liquer made from lemons)  and we will definitely visit Lake Garda again to explore more of the towns and villages around the lake.

You can drive around the lake, (on quite narrow roads in places), the distance is less than 200 km, so it would be an interesting way to explore the lake,  stopping wherever takes your fancy.


Time to say arrivederchi, see you again!



3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. restlessjo
    Jul 26, 2013 @ 07:51:31

    Wonderful memories for me, Joan. I love that first sepia cafe shot particularly. 🙂



  2. dont4get2smile2day
    Jul 27, 2013 @ 11:03:11

    Very jealous! Would love to go to Italy!!! Looks amazing Joan! Hope you had an amazing time!



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