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Torcolo

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  • Day5

    Day 5 lake Garda

    July 4, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    After a lovely breakfast at the hotel this morning we set off from Solln near Munich and set off for Italy via Austria, remembering to pick up a vignette for the motorway en route. We stayed on the motorway through the 3 countries as this was the longest drive of the holiday. The scenery was still spectacular. We arrived in searing heat, and were told the water heating had gone wrong and wouldn’t be fixed until tomorrow, so did we want to find another hotel! We decided to risk it and were given drinks and snacks while the owner took our passports to sort out the paperwork and our room keys. The owner was slightly eccentric and we did wonder if we would see our passports again! The daughter actually brought the passports back and showed us to our room. We explored the area and bought a take away Pizza which we ate with wine on our balcony. We started to play cards and then were treated to a display of lightening in the distance against the dark night sky.Read more

    Vicky 'n' Will's Travels

    Looks beautiful! Hope you manage to stay cool xx

    7/5/18Reply
     
  • Day8

    Day 8 Day 4 at Lake Garda

    July 7, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    We had decided to spend the day in the mountains of the national park, starting off at a place called Perri on a very wriggling road towards Fosse. We drove and then walked in the National Park. The stunning scenery is not really captured on the photographs. We had a picnic lunch and came back just in time for the to watch England win their match against Sweden.Read more

    Vicky 'n' Will's Travels

    Those scenes look amazing!

    7/8/18Reply
    Pete Duckworth

    Amazing

    7/11/18Reply
    Pete Duckworth

    Wow!

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  • Day6

    Day 6 Day 2 at Lake Garder

    July 5, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We had a lay in and then breakfast on the veranda overlooking Lake Garda. It is further from the lake than we imagined but the scenery is magnificent. Mountains on 3 sides and the lake on the 4th. We went to Bardolino to see the weekly market. All I bought was a sun hat but was tempted by more. After lunch we hired sun beds (shaded by trees) and swam in the lake. There were lots of lizards around and also ducks. I made the mistake of feeding 2 ducks and tried to get on the lounger to get more food! We stayed there until 6pm when we went to explore Sirmione ( a large peninsular going several kilometres into the lake) on the way we stopped off to get bread and cheese from a Lidl and were tempted by a case of local wine to bring back. Sirmione was much more interesting than we had thought with a castle, lighthouse and unusual shops. All we bought was an ice lolly from the largest selection I have ever seen. They were also huge lolly’s so we shared a purple one! It was delicious. Back in the accommodation rather later than planned we were delighted to find we had hot water! Then a few hands of cards with the backdrop of thunder and lightening again! Is this a regular show every evening?Read more

    Vicky 'n' Will's Travels

    This looks like an Italian Wall Lizard living up to its name...

    7/6/18Reply
    Vicky 'n' Will's Travels

    Looks lovely and clear!

    7/6/18Reply
    Pete Duckworth

    Deep envy!

    7/11/18Reply
     
  • Day10

    Day 10 day 6 at lake garda

    July 9, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    A very lazy day today swimming and chilling, then in the evening went back to Sirmione. It was beautiful I the evening with the walks in the park subtly lit. After exploring the peninsular fully we returned to the castle at 11pm. We sat on the moat wall to eat the largest ice cream and lolly I have ever seen anywhere! We went back to the hotel very tired.Read more

  • Day9

    Day 9 Day 5 at lake Garda

    July 8, 2018 in Italy ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Today we drove to Verona and decided to park in the central underground parking despite the rather exorbitant prices. We bought a map of the city and as it is fairly small we chose to walk round and see the sights. Handily the map marked the main attractions by number making a rather convenient walk to follow. We started off at the colosseum and went on from there stopping for lunch of pasta wine and ice cream before carrying on the walk. There were several interesting buildings, churches, bridges, statues and similar but the most commercialised by far was a balcony which they alleged was the very one that Juliet came out on ! You can only imagine the souvenirs available around the area. For a fee you could actually stand on the balcony. We didn’t. I was surprised to see in the main square, apart from a police presence there were army officers with guns! It was however a great day and we came back late and exhausted but pleased with an interesting day.Read more

    Vicky 'n' Will's Travels

    Was the courtyard packed? I vividly remember getting elbowed and shoved as we made our way in via the alley!

    7/10/18Reply
    Vicky 'n' Will's Travels

    Lovely photo x

    7/10/18Reply
    Vicky 'n' Will's Travels

    One of the busier places we visited but still a good day out. Glad you had fun!

    7/10/18Reply
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