Lake Garda (Lago di Garda, or Gardasee) is located in the Northern part of Italy just a short 2 hours and a half drive from Milan. We heard that in high season all over Lake Garda it is staggering crowded, so we decided to visit the lake in this beautiful month of the year – April, when the flowers bloom and the temperatures rise generously at 22 degrees Celsius.
About Limone sul Garda
Limone sul Garda, part of the province of Brescia, in the Lombardy region, is a place that I’ve noticed a couple of months ago, wanting to find some beautiful places near Milan with good photographic landscapes and that specific Italian charm. And here I found it.
This picturesque city is dominated by dramatic mountains and rocky cliffs rising up impetuously behind the waterfront town center. The Italian limone word makes us think of the lemons, but his Latin origin is older than the lemons, meaning boundary.
As you walk around Limone’s paradise you will fall in love hopelessly with this poetic place, where the olive groves, oranges and lemons, vineyards, tropical palm trees and magnificent aloes transposes you into dreaminess. Not to mention the charm of the narrow cobblestone streets, cute balconies dressed up with fragrant flowers and when you get on the lake, there continues the story. In the distance you can see the boats, swans and ducks wander quietly, some of them nest on the beach full of pebbles and the music of the waves seems interminable.
On those winding streets of Limone you will find lots of cafes, restaurants, shops and hotels, quite expensive actually. It’s such a great idea to opt for a pair of comfy shoes, considering those paved streets, quite steep, so you’ll get the chance to enjoy a relaxing walking instead of having some unwanted wounds. Paddle boards or surfboards are also available to rent.
Enjoy the view! 🙂