Category Archives: Places

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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Padova: A City to Fall in Love With.

Also known as Padua to us English folk (because we like to confuse things with different but similar sounding place names) this was my second full day of solo travel. Only one train stop before Venice, it is well placed … Continue reading

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Milano

I was fortunate enough to have a friend from England visit me last month, and in my excitement of being her tour guide, I decided we must visit Milan (this being the only popular city of Italy that she hasn’t … Continue reading

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