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Day 9 - Saturday, 13th September, 2014
Because we had enjoyed Brenzone and Lake Garda so much, there was much discussion on whether or not to stay a third night. But we decided to move on further south and headed off towards Brescia, our destination today.
From Brenzone, we headed south following the eastern shoreline of Lake …
Today we went to Villa Di Catullo, which is an ancient castle left in ruins after many years. Apparently you are not allowed to stand any of the rocks, we found out when the boys were posing on a rock for a photo and we suddenly heard a woman madly blowing her whistle from 100m away yelling at them to get down! We had a coffee and ice-cream (kids have had more ice cream in Italy than they have had all year!) and then a look through the shops on the ...
... the old castle
gates and another bar or two. At the end of a lovely day, we hiked
back to the hotel and sat on the roof top watching the sun drop in
the sky while drinking Prosecco. Our evening meal was in the pizza
restaurant near the hotel again. Unfortunately the friendly waiter
was not there again.
Having waited ten years
to see the Italian lakes, we were not disappointed. What a wonderful
and drank wine until the last boat of the day arrived, a fast
catamaran. The return journey all the way south took us to some
different ports on the western shore but with no connection to
Sirmione, we could not visit. After a couple of hours, we were
finally ashore in Sirmione, having watch the sunset over the lake and
mountains in the distance. It had been a very full day and we had
already determined that we would eat in the town rather than near ...
... remainder of the coast road offered greater views
although the scenery became less dramatic.
Next stop was Lake
Iseo, a small cousin with a very different atmosphere again. A quiet
backwater seemingly only known to the locals. This was a place
where you could really relax away from the crowds. You could
almost see the entire lake from our position, which took some of the
mystery away perhaps but did not detract from the spectacle. ...