FIRST PROPOSAL a two trip to Sirmione-Desenzano-Gardone-Salo’
On the first day: BETWEEN AND SIRMIONE DESENZANO: In the morning begin your trip with a stroll through the picturesque alleys of Sirmione, entering the old town from the Scaligera Fortress, a rare example of a lake fortification, Sirmione has been the home of the famous opera singer Maria Callas and many other famous artists. In Roman times Catullus father’s villa stood on the end of the peninsula in a beautiful location on the water. Today, what remains of that house, known as “Le Grotte di Catullo”, is one of the most visited sites in northern Italy. After the visit take a break in one of the many restaurants on the shores of Lake Garda and order a local dish of lake fish, such as trout and asparagus tagliatelle or bleak (fish) grilled and strictly seasoned with extra virgin olive oil Garda Dop. The many DOC wines of the area, from Lugana to VALTENESI to the Garda Classico, are excellent to combine with these dishes. The afternoon spend a few hours of complete relaxation soaking in one of the natural pools at Terme di Sirmione. A sanctuary of peace and well-being where you can also experience one of the famous treatments of “remise en forme” with lemons and olive oil. In the evening take your dinner in Desenzano. The lively town on the Garda offers trendy and picturesque surroundings. Do not miss the view from the walls of its famous castle.
The second day BETWEEN GARDONE RIVIERA AND SALO ‘ Start the day with breakfast on the lakeside in Gardone Riviera, where you can admire the beautiful landscape of Mount Baldo and Garda Island, Then continue with a visit to the Italian Vittoriale, the home of the famous poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, a stop not to be missed to admire the elegant gardens. Every summer the amphitheater houses in its romantic setting overlooking the lake a rich calendar of concerts of the Festival “Tener-a-mente”.
In the afternoon Salo’ is worth a visit This village, with its wonderful gulf and historic buildings, is one of the pearls of Riviera dei Limoni.
SECOND PROPOSAL a two trip to Gargnano –Tignale – Tremosine –Limone
1st day : BETWEEN GARGNANO and TIGNALE: Gargnano, one of the most beautiful places on Lake Garda, is the starting point of your itinerary. Located in the heart of the Parco Alto Garda Bresciano, Gargnano once a fishing village, over time became the site of charming mansions. Today, some of these prestigious buildings, such as the eighteenth-century Villa Bettoni Cazzago and Villa Feltrinelli, have been transformed in exclusive hotesl. For a gourmet break, however, ask the Dominici, one of the oldest families of fishermen in the area, which supplies pike, whitefish and whitefish local restaurants.
2nd day: BETWEEN TREMOSINE AND LIMONE SUL GARDA: In the morning resume the journey to Tremosine.. The country consists of 18 small villages set on hillocks of incomparable beauty overlooking the entire Lake Garda . Follow the breathtaking Strada della Forra, carved into the rock, “the most beautiful street in the world”. And it is among the stunning scenery of Tremosine that director Marc Foster, who shot scenes of “Quantum of Solace” of the James Bond series. Treat yourself to a gourmet break in one of the many farms in the area try the specialties: lake fishes, mountain game, the famous extra virgin olive oil from Garda, blacks precious truffles, wines and cheeses, including the famous Formaggella Tremosine.
The afternoon continue toward Limone sul Garda which microclimate is considered the best in Europe. Limone is one of the most popular tourist centers of the Garda but has kept intact over the years, the charm of the picturesque town of narrow alleys, lemon yards and marinas surrounded by lush vegetation, offering several trips to try, both inland and on the incredible lakefront .
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