My hometown is a very small town in the country side with not much going on. There is no train station, the buses don’t come so often and so if you haven’t got a car or a motorbike or a bicycle to move around, it could be a bit alienating. But, one thing I love about this place, is that it is very close to Lake Garda, literally 10 minutes (with no traffic) by car.
Lake Garda is a massive lake in the north of Italy, with a surface area of 369.98 km² crossing 3 different regions (Trentino Alto Adige, Lombardy and Veneto) and easily reachable by train from Milan, Brescia, Verona and Venice.
It is very often chosen by Germans and English people to spend relaxing holidays in this peaceful area, enjoying the therme, the wine, the food and the panorama, in fact quite a lot of them are renting flats for few weeks or they are actually owners of houses right next to the lake path.
Every small town around the lake has got its very unique feature so if you want to pick the perfect one for you, you might want to have a look at the official website.
For me it is obviously home, especially for the memories that I have got with mum here, every time I go and visit her, we drive around the part of the lake closest to us and we try every time a different restaurant or locanda enjoying lunch with a beautiful view surrounded by just the water and blue sky.
Last year for Christmas, we actually decided to take a 3 days trip and we ended up circumnavigating the lake from Desenzano del Garda to spend 2 days in Limone del Garda finishing up the trip with a walk in Torbole.
Limone del Garda on those days, usually crazy busy, was almost completely desertic, no many people around and only a couple of B&Bs restaurants actually open.
Our B&B was overlooking the lake and our room was actually on the third floor with a stunning view, especially during the sunrise and the sunset. It was so cold that you could see in the morning on the lake a foggy iced haze blending in with the water reflecting the morning light, I could have stayed there for ever just watching this incredible naturalistic show.
I didn’t have my camera with me, but I am sure that these pictures taken with my mobile, can give you an idea of what I am talking about.
Photos credit: @thehyppomyselfthecat