Italian lakes

We’ve headed on from the familiar sights of Venice and onto a completely new adventure now – a tour of three of the Italian lakes. Starting with Lake Garda, perhaps the most well know, and definitely one of the most visited.

The first town we stop of in, and our first proper look at Lake Garda is at Lazise.

Lazise overlooks the south-eastern shore of Lake Garda and sits on the Veronese side of the lake.

The town is surrounded by the Scaliger Walls which you used to be able to walk along, but sadly it looks like the private family who own them have now shut them to the public.

After a quick mince along the water front, and checking out the little pebble beach, we’re off to our next stop Bardolino.

This is an ancient settlement with archaeological excavations showing the presence of humans in the area since prehistoric times.

The harbour is a colourful delight with boats in rainbow shades bobbing in the breeze. If the sky looks a little ominous it’s because we’d just endured biblical rain and thunder for the past 12 hours in Venice !

A few shots of the ubiquitous bougainvillea then we’re hitting the road again – lots to see on this whistle stop tour!

Published by collymarples

World traveller, proud auntie, bit of a liability.

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