Gardone Riviera - From Lago di Garda, Italy
Gardone Riviera and Lago di Garda in the Lombardy region of Italy is a beautiful area perfect for exploring. With a mild climate and palm tree-lined streets, Gardone Riviera is known for its stunning views of the lake and its picturesque villages. This bustling resort town is teeming with old-fashioned charm and stunning architecture. Visit the historic Vittoriale degli Italiani, an Italian-style mansion built between 1921 and 1938 and the home of Gabriele D'Annunzio. Wander through Giardino Botanico, a botanical garden that overlooks the lake and houses more than 500 species of plants. Take a boat out to explore the small islands of Sivino, Boffalora and Trimelone. Go for a walk along the promenade to appreciate the beautiful lakeside views of the alps and the quaint fishing villages. Stop for lunch at the many restaurants on offer with lakeside seating, serving local delicacies from both land and lake. For a bit of culture and history, visit the art deco Liberty architecture, the Palazzo del Vescovado with its Renaissance frescoes and the Cottage Bardolino Museum. On the lake, explore the historical castles, abbeys and churches. Enjoy drinks with a view in one of the open-air cafe bars. Try the local delicacies of torrone, a nougat-like sweet made with honey, nuts and dried fruit or have a scoop of gelato. There are plenty of souvenir shops selling handmade items, local delicacies and homemade olive oil.