Color Your World : Mountain Meadow

Mount Baldo in Lake Garda, and it's hang gliders

Monte Baldo in Lake Garda

This is my favourite mountain meadow, called Monte Baldo, overlooking the village/town of Malchesine  on Lake Garda.    The top of the mountain is 2218 m high, and can be reached on foot (quite a climb) or by the easier option of cable cars.   Because of the height, one cable car takes you half way up the mountain, then you can either climb the rest of the way or take the second cable car.     Once on the top the views are amazing, and there is so much going on there that you can enjoy a day in the mountain.

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Color Your World : Mango Tango

The streets of Riva del Garda

The streets of Riva del Garda

I love this shade of orange/mango and it is ideal for today’s Crayola colour of Mango Tango.   The picture was taken in one of the narrow streets off the square in Riva del Garda, in Italy.    It’s very appealing to be sitting sipping a coffee and looking out at the Lake, who wants to join me?

A Word A Week : Delicate

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The windsurfer on the lake is delicately poised as he tries to right his sail and at the same time balance himself so that he too doesn’t end up in the water.   This shot was taken on Lake Garda in Italy, where the water is a bit warmer than the Atlantic around Ireland, and lots of people enjoy taking their sails out to glide on the water.

Daily Prompt : To Boldly Go….

The Daily Prompt asks us to show Contemplation – this photo was taken at Lake Garda, Italy during the summer while everyone was busy contemplating the beautiful scene before them, and trying to decide whether to sit there a little longer, or order another glass of wine!

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Admiring the view, Lake Garda.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The church at Limone

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

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

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The harbour of Limone

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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.

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Time to say arrivederchi, see you again!

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