Lake Garda Journals

Lake Garda - 6 More Days Camping and Village Hopping

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A travel journal to Lake Garda by Praskipark

Desenzano del Garda, Photo, Lombardy, Italy More Photos
Quote: The second part of my Italian Lake's journal

The Garda Village Campsite

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Hotel | "A Village Complex on the Beautiful Lake Garda"

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The Garda Village complex is set in a truly wonderful situation on Lake Garda, very close to Sirmione; a fascinating town bursting with enchanting streets, surrounded by an evocative landscape with dramatic mountains and a shoreline worthy of the Mediterranean. The pace of life here is a little slower than in the Mediterranean and temperatures are not as hot making a family holiday more relaxing and enjoyable.This was one of the holiday villages in the Italian Lakes where we rented a bungalow rather than stay under canvas. The bungalow was smaller than we expected but luckily we could store most of our gear in the boot of the car which gave us a little more room and a better opportunity of...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 21, 2010

Gardone Riviera

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Attraction | "A Fashionable Resort with a Very Eccentric Monument"

Gardone Riviera Photo, Lake Garda, Italy
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The town of Gardone Riviera became the most fashionable resort on Lake Garda in the late 19th century, due to the Grand Hotel Gardone Riviera, built by the German architect Ludwig Wimmer in 1880. Today, its mild climate, lovely promenade and pretty harbour have ensured its enduring popularity.The upper part of town contains II Vittoriale degli Italiani, a bombastic monument commissioned just before the war by Fascist's Italy's most celebrated poet, Gabriele d'Anunzio. The Vittoriale is a gloomy monument to its flamboyant owner's megalomania, its rooms a mixture of priceless antiques and glorified kitsch.The complex includes a theatre, a columned hall containing his mausoleum, a domed struc...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 21, 2010

Gardone Riviera
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Lake Garda, Italy

Salo

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Attraction | "One More Delightful Town on the Western Shores of Garda"

One of Salo's Streets Photo, Lake Garda, Italy
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Another delightful town situated on the western shore of Lake Garda is Salo. It suffered a minor earthquake in 2004 but has since been restored, and its extended waterside promenade is now the longest and arguably the best on Lake Garda. Here, there is a myriad of streets, alleyways and market squares; glamorous boutiques, elegant cafes, fine restaurants and some splendid properties all intertwined in one luxurious area.Start your stroll at the cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata, the most important Late Gothic structure in the region. Note the 11 metre high Gothic Venetian dome. Highlights inside include a late Gothic Crucifix dating from 1449, and an interesting St Antony of Padua by Ro...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 19, 2010

Rocca Campsite (La)

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Hotel | "A Week Under the Shadows of the Rock"

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Camping in Italy is always a lot of fun and I’m never sure whether it’s the weather, the Italian people and their romantic language or just the wine and copious amounts of pasta and sumptuous sauces but I am always happy when travelling through the country especially for a long 4 or 6 week vacation. One of the areas I adore the most is the Italian Lakes. Before I ever visited this region of Lombardy and Piedmont I always thought it was an area where old folks liked to go – a haven for lake lovers and retired souls. Lake Garda and its neighbouring lakes can appeal to these groups but there is also a wide variety of activities to get involved in and some spectacular scenery.Camping suits o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 19, 2010

Rocca Campsite (La)
Via Cavalle, 22
Lake Garda, Italy
+39 0365 551738

Desenzano del Garda

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Attraction | "A Great Town for Winding Streets and Boat Connections"

Desenzano del Garda, Photo, Lombardy, Italy
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The small town of Desenzano del Garda lies at the southwestern end of Lake Garda. Sometimes the town is known by the name 'sul Garda' because of its situation. It is the largest and liveliest community on the lake and many young visitors come from Northern Italy in the evening dressed in very stylish clothes to wine and dine in the excellent restaurants on offer.A harbour since Roman times, the town is still a busy trading centre. It's enormous open-air market is held every Tuesday on the Cesare Batisti lake promenade; it has been held here since the 15th century and the selection of wares is vast.Near the main square, at the end of the Viacrocefisso, are the ruins of the Vila ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 19, 2010