better than a Hollywood set
Not so easy to get to, expensive
view from Hotel Palme balcony is very romantic
Some people like to sit and watch the flowers grow, but when you come to Limone you do so to watch the lemons grow. After all, the town isn't called "Limone" for nothing!As you approach the town by ferry across the lake your eye will immediately be drawn to a peculair series of structures that resemble girders or piling put in place as the shell or...more
As we parked at the garage close to the road (we did not know there was another one at the lake front) we went down through the little streets without knowing what to see or expect. It remind me the little old Andalusia villages of Alpujarras.The first thing we saw was this churchmore
There are water bus services from the municipal jetty to places all over the lake. Get a timetable from the ticket office and buy your tickets just before you travel.Ask at your hotel for discount vouchers for your first trip.The buses go all over the lake, but reserve a lot of time to go from Limone in the North to Sirmione in the south - it takes...more
We (self, wife and adult son) stayed for two days during the peak tourist season in August 2008. The...more
Hotel Panorama We stayed just out of town in the dramatically posistioned Hotel Panorama. Its...more
I stayed at a basic double room with a bathroom. The hotel had a pool and from there is a good view...more
This place has a sharm that comes from the mix between the location and the view from Limone and the Lake + the manegement. 3 diferent ambients, outside, restaurant and the terrace ( only few places - book a table if possible there !). Its my favorite place for "pasta" (nudle), and as "pasta" is one of the main ingredients of the pitzza, also this...more
This, in my opinion, is a Wine Bar with a restaurant. So first you look for the wines...they are all there!!!!Then if you want to make a nice program, book a table (allways!!) and take the "Menu Degustazione". In this case they will offer you a diferent wine for any of the dishes. First+wine, second+wine,salad+wine, dessert+wine and to clonclude,...more
This restaurante is located direkt on the lake, however, not all the tables are with lake view. If you want one of those, be smart and book it in advance! ( also on the same day). I am a meat men, so I go for a steak or for the "griliata mista di Cane" a mix of grilled meat. Can also recomend the fish there. Ask for the ones awailable. Probably the...more
As moust of the north side of the Garda Lake, reach Limone by boat its a great idea. The service during the summer season has a big frequency. You can catch a boat almoust every 20 minutes and you dont have to worry about finding a parking for your car. Ticket start with Euro 1,90 and will increase according the distance you make. Its possible, and...more
From Milano Airport one can get to Lago di Garda: Airport - Milano Centrale (main train station) by shuttle bus, around 5 euros one way. Buy the ticket from the driver who stands on outside the bus at the door...Shuttle buses leaves every 30mins, if not every 15mins but very often anyway.Milano Centrale take train to Desenzano sul Garda and you...more
I Dogi is a delightful shop on a delightfully narrow Italian street accessed through a truly delightful doorway.I was captivated by the exterior of the shop which bewitched me and called me inside. There I was further entranced by the wonderfully desirable items on sale.Many shops throughout this part of Italy sell masks, but those on display and...more
Ma Kettle and I are not shoppers, but I love to look, Ma is disinterested. Great pair huh?This little tunnel affair leads you directly into the old town shopping area. This was mid afternoon when we arrived, and shops in Italy close between 1300 and 1600 hrs, so gates were closed, shutters pulled tight. However, a few hangers on were fighting for...more
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Luggage and bags:
back pack would be first preference, as rolling luggage will take a beating on the cobblestones, and the inclines might be tough.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Walking shoes no doubt, although many Italians wear high heels (?). Sandles might be slippery on the inclines, especially with smooth soles and poor ankle support.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: no problem
Photo Equipment: Batteries are difficult to locate, however we were there mid afternoon when many shops close. I saw no camera shops, however closed shutters obscure the window displays and shop names.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: no idea.
Around the Lake area one has a lot of choise for activities. You can go cycling, mountain biking, hiking, surfing and you can play tennis, ride a horse and do Canyoning like I did the last time...
There were five of six different companies offering Canyoning, for some reason I chose the Alpinguides. I took the whole day excursion and enjoyed it a lot!
We were a group of around ten people. The Alpinguide pages promised food and drink on their site but actually we got (at the very end) cookies and tea... Also I was lucky to be within this group as there was one person who could translate me what the guide was talking about. The guide spoke good German but none English... a bit of a minus point for me as I could not understand.
BUT it was FUN! If you are an active sports spirit person, go and try out of this!
Equipment: You will only need a swimming suit and shoes basicly as they will provide you the other equipment as helmet, neopren socks and suits etc.
Hint for you: take with you a throw away "waterproof" camera. In the suit will be one pocket in front where you can keep it while desending!
On this day we decided to drive from Sirmione, where we were staying, around the entire circumfrence of Lake Garda....Limone sul Garda was one of the places where we stopped when we spotted a restaurant at the side of the road that looked like it had a good view from its porch over the lake...you can see the results here.
Sorry to say that I lost the address and name of the place, but if you pass Limone and just keep an eye out you will spot it.