Did you know that a guy from Salò invented violins? I found a statue of this guy, Gasparo Da Salò. It's located near the path along the lake.
Fondest memory: It's worth to walk around the lake-side wood deck when it's nice weather.
We haven t tried it, but this seems like a convenient thing to do when visiting around lake Garda.
Perhaps next year? haha at least I then will be able to tell you wether it was as expensive as a taxi ride by road ;-)
This is the wonderful Porta Nuova. Originally known as the Porta della Rocca during the 19th century.
Today it's known by locals as the moat, though previous to that is was the Watchtower Gate because of a clock in a nearby fortification.
Fondest memory: Immediately behind the entry is a small piazza with lanes leading off in different directions. The road on the right is split by a traffic island and leads to the lakeside.
Favorite thing: I parked my car out in front of the local council building, not its more famous cousin down by the lake but still a pleasant enough edifice with a small fountain and park and it is also adjacent to the Botanical Gardens.
I'd just spent about half an hour walking and it was lunchtime. Since I'd parked my car about 50 metres from here and I was one of only two customers, I couldn't think of a better place to have a snack.
Thus I found myself on a glorious spring day taking in the sun's rays in la belle Italia at Bellavista Cafe. Bellisimo.
Favorite thing: This attractive little hillside piazza caught my eye as I broached the entrance and saw the glaring yellow colours surrounding a frescoe. I'm taking the photo from a small cafe that overlooks the cobblestoned piazza from whose edge there are nice views.
The potentially splendid botanical gardens. I say "potentially" because, like most things when I was in Italy, they were closed. On a balmy spring day when surely nature should have been on show I found it a bit sad.
I did ascertain that they have an excellent variety of plants and also things to amuse the children.
I, sadly, could find nothing to amuse.....
The name of this street is Via Gasparo da Salo. I know this to be true because a local policeman wrote it in my notebook and, unlike my Quintodecimo experience (Aquasanta pages), I could read it.
This is one of the main streets running through the shopping area and off here are little laneways where you won't be driving your car, or bus, or anything. They are seriously narrow and for pedestrian traffic only.
Dotted all around Lago di Garda are little marinas, some limited to a handful of craft, others of larger volume. It's fairly obvious they're little used in the colder months, the boats wrapped in solid cloaks for their winter hibernation.
The water itself inside the marinas was also notable. Sadly, not for anything pretty but for the oil slicks and rubbish that provided the colour.
Salo's were no different from the rest.
This passage lead to the boulevard and we passed the kitchen of a restaurant. Boy! did that smell GOOD!
Fondest memory: Haha, our youngest sometimes got soooooooooo fed up with the walking she had to hang out some ;-)
Favorite thing: This is a view from the south looking north. As you can clearly see it's one of the main hubs of civilization on Lago di Garda
Fondest memory: The via I took up the hill to the municipal building had a rash of lovely upmarket type houses, no doubt holiday shacks for some rich and famous people, the type I never get to meet.
Favorite thing: Haha, in fact I did not like this kind of passage at all! Made me move far too many muscles! And it was a 40 C or something! Oughta be a law against it!
I loved Salo because of it s narrow streets connecting main streets with one and other.
Fondest memory: Walking through these kind of passages, not knowing what lies behind.
Favorite thing: It was nice to be away from the sun for a while .. and this close to the lake it weren t that hot in the shadow.