Centrale Hotel -- Riva Del Garda
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... soaring mountains to the north and softer hills to the south, we will spend the night there before driving further north to Lake Como. Along the way it was nice to pass through some hills after the flat countryside around Venice, we were in wine growing country, we passed miles and miles of vines originally the monks of the area were given special privileges to work the land and produce wine. As we approached the ...
... was pretty as a picture with the Valley Adige being predominantly horticulture - think Orange on a grand scale. (apples and vines)
We stayed on one night here as a stopover, the old city area is attractive and plenty of activity on the Sunday with everyone out enjoying a beautiful day. Our accommodation was lovely, an old Villa which belonged to some wealthy dude (forgotten the ...
... a nice drive and we found free parking which is always a bonus. Walked into the lovely old town, see pictures, then we heard trumpets start, so we headed to the Piazza and drums beat, trumpets sounded from the band and all the men in coloured outfits and flags arrived, we were treated to half an hour of a fantastic spectacle. Went to a ritzy restaurant for lunch, Jenny now has a new recipe for risotto, it was yum so was my steak and potatoes. ...
Without such a rush
today and the weather being a bit wet, we walked back to the ferry
jetty to catch a boat to Desanzano to the west and on the southern
shore. This was another larger town with a marina again. The
weather just was not inviting today and put a dampener on our walk
around the town. We enjoyed a coffee in a pedestrianised street but
decided not to wait for a later ferry but to return to Sirmione on
arrived to take us across to the western shore and Limone, supposedly
named after lemons – thought to be the first place in Europe that
they were introduced. Everywhere was covered with lemons, either
growing or in shop windows. Real, fake, lemon derived, lemon
obsessed. Lovely never the less.
Our next ferry was a
paddle steamer affair, running on diesel rather than coal now. It
was packed with passengers so we stood outside to ...