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Italia in Rosa

Though only a small village, in summer Moniga Del Garda becomes a hot-spot for evening entertainment. As well as the several bars serving aperitivo at the picturesque port, the central piazza (really the only piazza – as I said, it’s … Continue reading

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Read-in Tranquillity: Moniga Del Garda

with Nod, by Adrian Barnes (review coming soon on unwrittenshades) Though one of the smaller lake-side towns, Moniga Del Garda offers a few simple yet beautiful pleasures. One of them is the “castello”, situated on a small hill, just a … Continue reading

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Monte Isola

With several large, tourist-budding lakes only a hundred or so kilometres apart in the north of Italy, there is obviously some competition between them, in much the same way as with neighbouring city’s football teams. Being my Italian home, Garda … Continue reading

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Padenghe Castle 

  Looking over the small lake-side town, this mediaeval castle is one of the highlights of Padenghe-sul-Garda and the surrounding area. Constructed at the end of the ninth century on a Roman fort, the original outer stone walls still remain, … Continue reading

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Manerba Rocca

​If you are staying on the southwest side of Lake Garda and looking for a light walk with a viewpoint, the Rocca of Manerba should be high on your list. Although a steep incline up to the first cliff, which … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Places on Lake Garda

This was a difficult list to compile, since after almost a year here I have fallen in love with the majority of Lake Garda. Pretty much any town you visit will offer beautiful landscapes and culture, but I certainly recommend … Continue reading

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Vicenza

I came to an upsetting realisation a couple of weeks ago: that I have seen all the major cities within a two hour train ride from my place on Lake Garda. I have ticked off Milan, Bergamo, Venice, Verona and … Continue reading

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