Travel – Lake Garda in Italy

This past weekend we headed to Italy for a few days of sun, relaxing, good food and beautiful views. We were not disappointed one bit since the region of Garda Lake is beautiful. On our way there we stopped in Milan to shop the last days of the summer sales and had a great lunch at Paper Moon. I totally recommend it if you are passing by Milan (the location is very convenient and you will get great food).

We decided to stay in a small town, Moniga del Garda, at Vieulif bed and breakfast. It was one of the best accommodation experiences we had in a while and we would gladly return there. The town had an old Castle on a hill that served as a fortress in the old age. Now everything is restored but the houses in the area kept the Middle Age charm. As you walk down from the Castle you can admire the Italian villas and their beautiful gardens, see the olive trees and the winery and daydream of spending your life surrounded by such beauty. And then you get to the lake where you can rent a boat and enjoy a day on the lake.

In the 2 days we stayed in the area we also saw the towns of Desenzano, Sirmione and Peschiera. They all have the same charm, but they are slightly bigger and more touristic then Moniga. I tried to make a selection of photos from each of them (I really love all the pictures Traian took and is very hard to limit myself to only a few so expect loads) if you want to take a look.

Moniga del Garda, our home for a few days

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Sirmione del Garda, very touristic because of the big castle and the old city centre that is truly something special.

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Peschiera del Garda, very charming little town. We had a good lunch at L’Osteria, a typical Italian restaurant in the city centre.

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Desenzano del Garda, the largest town in the area, loved the large promenade along the lake and the harbour.

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Winery in the area of Desenzano.

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XO, Andreea!