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.

Image

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.

Image

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.

Image

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.

Image

The church at Limone

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

Image

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

Image

The harbour of Limone

Image

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.

Image

Time to say arrivederchi, see you again!

Image

Advertisements

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. 🙂

    Like

    Reply

  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!

    Like

    Reply

I would love to hear what you think!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Ready to Live Longer

How to Embrace the Challenges of a Long Life.

Streets of Nuremberg

Street | Urban | Travel | Photography by Marcus Puschmann

Glebe House Garden

My week to week gardening diary

Balance

Everything in life is balance...

Destination: everywhere

Finland, travel, food, sailing and everything in between

Smorgasbord - Variety is the spice of life

Blog with a view - on books, music, humour and health

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Fun, Fitness & Photography

Adrian Evans Photography

Sunsets, Landscape, Seascape, Architecture, Vintage, Religious themes and Long Exposure #adrianevans

Take A Hike

Walks and Hikes in Ireland

Real Tasty Pages

I like to read big books and I cannot lie......

helenebrennan

My paintings, photos and occasional written thoughts about my images. www.helene-brennan.com

Le Chic En Rose

Diaries of an independent traveller

My First 10,000 Photos

Capturing What Inspires

El espacio de Chus

Un blog de rebote

Bedlam & Daisies

Seeking the beauty in the midst of chaos

Life at Her Brightest

by Anna Trestain

%d bloggers like this: