Lago di Garda Off The Beaten Path

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    Parco Naturaviva

    by KristaB Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Roarrrr!

    This is one lovely safari style zoo with great variety of animals and exhibitions. We spent one afternoon there because of our tight schedule, but it deserves a whole day visit.

    One part of the park is more like a zoo, you walk around and enjoy observing animals. There is also one part dedicated to dinosaurs with full size replicas.

    The other part of the park is drive-through safari, with lions, giraffes, rhinoceros and many other interesting wild animals.

    Take a look at my Safari travelogue for more pictures. :O)

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    Tignale plateau

    by davesut Written Jun 27, 2008

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    Taking the road north on the western side of the lake you will see a sign for Tignale and church of Madonna di Montecastello. If is a steep climb to the site but it is worth it for the views. There is a viewpoint where you can get out before carrying on for 10 minutes or so to the church which is up another steep hill. Great views and worth the visit.

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    Albisano - Balcony of Lake Garda

    by sandysmith Written Jun 15, 2008

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    Just below the health resort of San Zeno di Montagnai s the village of Albisano also called the "balcony of Lake Garda". The view from the churchyard over the Lake is outstanding (signposted). We passed through here and stopped to enjoy the view as part of the detour we made above Torri mentioned in previous tip. As you can see from the pictures the views down onto Torri with its castle and lake are splendid.

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    Scenic Detours

    by sandysmith Written Jun 15, 2008

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    Getting off the main road on narrow country lanes - somewhere between Torri diel Benaco a Brenzone on the east side of Lake Garda was a real scenic detour - so different from the busy main road. Little farming hamlets, donkeys and ancient churches were on the agenda. We were glad the roads were quiet - in fact we didn't meet another car until we rejoined the main road at the end - and just as well as at times there wasn't room for 2 cars to pass! Some of the roads were literally clinging to the cliff edge - not for the faint hearted!

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    The dusk over Garda

    by croisbeauty Written Jun 21, 2005

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    Garda Lake dusk

    The dusk over Lake of Garda is spectacular scene, especially in the early spring time. The best position to take the picture of is at the top of the castles at Sirmione or Malcesine. This one is taken at Sirmione, but I was littlebit too late to take it in the proper time.

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    San Martino della Bataglia

    by croisbeauty Written Jun 21, 2005

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    San Martino della Bataglia

    San Martino della Bataglia, situated in the surroundings of Sirmione, has an very significant role in the history of Italy. Torre Pamoramico (the Panoramic Tower), which can be seen from far distance, marks the place where Piemontesi have defeated Austrians, Jun 24 1859, in the second and decisive battle for the independence. The tower, built between 1880 and 1893, during the night lights the colours of Italian flag.

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    Borghetto

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 21, 2005

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    Borghetto

    Borghetto is practically the part of Valeggio sul Mincio, it is situated right beneath the Castello Scaligero. The river of Mincio flows in the middle of the place which is, although very small, of the spectacular beauty.
    Worth of note is Ponte Visconteo, the Visconti Bridge, which was the part of the defending fortifications around the castle.

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    Valeggio sul Mincio

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 21, 2005

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    Castello Scaligero - Valeggio sul Mincio

    Although it is not situated on the lake shore, Valeggio sul Mincio is a part of Lago di Garda connected to it by the river of Mincio. The place is worth of visit because of the Castle Scaligero, situated on the top of the hill which dominates the whole Valley of Mincio river.
    In a bright sunny days there is an spectacular view from the tophill to the valley and its surroundings.

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    Atlas, close up

    by JLBG Written May 14, 2005

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    This close up allows to better understand how these metal parts have been used. On the left an axe, several unidentified thin steel plates, a door hinge. On the right, an endless screw, may be from a farm engine and on the far right a steel rod from some other farm engine.

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    Atlas

    by JLBG Written May 14, 2005

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    In the garden of the "Alla Rotonda" restaurant, an amazing statue of Atlas bearing the world, made entirely with iron car parts and other metal parts (garden tools) that have been arranged and welded together.

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    Sun dial

    by JLBG Written May 14, 2005

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    The date written on this sundial, on the face of the "Buon ricordo" restaurant, MCDLII, means1452 : M for 1000, C for 100, D for 500. As C is written at the left of D, that means 500 minus 100. And finally D for 50 and II for 2. Does that mean that it was built in 1452 ? I do not think so and the date must commemorate something special for the city. I will try to find out.

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    Il Vittoriale degli Italiani

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 18, 2005

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    Vittoriale degli Italiani, Prioria

    This huge memorial complex , situated on the hill above Gardone Riviera, is a must see when visiting western side of the Lago di Garda. Great Italian poet and politician Gabriele D'Annunzio lived here in this villa called Prioria, in fact he bought this villa in 1921. Many important decisions, for the future of Italy, and many important meetings took place in this villa.

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    Chiesa di San Zeno

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 13, 2005

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    Chisea di San Zeno

    The church of San Zeno is located in Castelletto di Brenzone, small village in between Malcesine and Torri del Benaco. It is one of the most significant Romanesque church in Province of Verona, built in the 12th century. The church has two apse and tall belltower decorated with biphoras on uts top.

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    panorama

    by Aurorae Written Dec 8, 2004

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    From the top of San Martino tower there is a beautiful view on entire plain from one side, and on the lake Garda at the other side. It's very close to San Martino, but from the top it looks small and spalshed. :) Behind you'll see the mountains surrounding the lake in the northern part. Needless to say, the day should be bright and sunny for a beautiful view!

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    lights

    by Aurorae Written Dec 8, 2004

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    San Martino by Jelena

    At the top of the tower there is a special sort of "lighthouse" that has a symbolic meaning. In the night it glitters in three colours - red, white and green, the colours of Italian flag, in the honour of the battle and victims fallen in it.

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