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Soave Castle Visit and Wine Tasting from Verona
"The service will privately transfer you to Soave. Soave is a middle age wine village of around 7000 people in the region Veneto Italy. It is surrounded by an intact castellation of the Veronese Scala era. You can freely explore the historical nucleus composed of 24 towers and a panoramic castle on the hilly top of the landscape which has ever been surrounded by the vineyards of t like the Palazzo di Giustizia 14th century law court and residence of the Captains of Serenissima. You will have lunch in the typical taverns where delicious Italian dishes will be served with the renowned Soave DOC or Recloto wine. In fact some of the most famous wines in the world winemaking process aging sparkling making tecnique
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Boat Tour of Garda Island
"Hop aboard your sightseeing boat in Sirmione and cruise onto the calm waters of Lake Garda with your guide. Widely considered among the prettiest spots in all of Italy Lake Garda is home to rolling vineyards and breathtaking views with colonial history dating back centuries. During your 1.5-hour cruise take in top attractions such as Greek-American soprano Maria Callas’ villa and the ancient Roman Grottoes of Catullus. Cruise gracefully around the San Biagio Island and Garda Island and gaze over the Gothic-Venetian palace and beautiful lawns for which the region is famous. Drift beneath the mighty Rocca di Manerba where sheer cliffs plummet down to the lakeside and upgrade your tour to enjoy a refreshing aperitif on Garda Island. After completing your tour of the lake
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Tour of the Sirmione Peninsula
"This is an amazing tour of the peninsula of Sirmione. During the 25 minutes of the excursion we will see the ex-villa of Maria Callas the SPA and beauty-farm Aquaria the sources of the thermal water the Grotte of Catullo that are the biggest Roman building in the North of Italy. Before finishing the tour you will admire the Castello Scaligero the port built on piles like Venice
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Garda

Garda is a pleasant walk from Bardolino along a set walking path - or a 10 minute hop in the car.
This is the town which gives the lake its name. I felt the town had more of an historic feel to it in the streets behind the waterfront. At one end of the promenade is the large Villa Alberti which takes on the appearance of a crenellated castle. Lovely pavement cafes to while away the time in and in the colourful back streets it was a shoppers haven.

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sandysmith
Jun 14, 2008

Garda

Go to Garda! It's one of the most beautiful towns on the lake, for me. There is a lovely promenade by the lake and lots of nice cafes, the pier with colourful boats and imposant villas.
In the evening there is live music in few places.
The sunsets are charming.

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Aurorae
Jun 02, 2005

Garda

The 12th century Garda gave its name to the entire lake, which until that time was called Benaco. Garda is an interesting town with lovely old houses, archways, narrow alleys and small squares.

The tourism industry is quite big in Garda. We only spent an hour there, since we changed ferries there and took a walk along the waterfront while waiting for the connecting ferry. Boy, so many hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops - but still it is understandable, since Garda and surroundings really are beautiful!

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tini58de
May 15, 2005

Garda

Garda is an upmarket town on the east side of the Lake. We went there on a Sunday & felt decidly scruffy, I have never seen so many fur coats on parade! There also seemed to be some type of motorbike meeting going on along the north waterfront. Again the leathers of the bikers were immaculate!

Until the 12th century the lake was named Lake Benaco. Garda was such a popular town at this time the name of the lake was changed to Lake Garda.

This is a picturesque place, & felt very relaxing, meandering around the streets & the odd piazza.

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Aug 13, 2004
 
 
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Garda

Garda has a very long and nice promenade (pictured), the beach isn't that great though. It's very small and stony.

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Jul 31, 2003

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Grotte di Catullo

Grotte di Catullo are the remains of a large Roman villa. It was build between to the end of the 1ste century B. C. and the beginning of the 1st century A.D. Just after the entrace to the...
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Basilica San Zeno

Slightly out of the center is the impressive Basilica de St Zeno and is one of Verona's most visited churches. Its dedicated to St Zeno who is the patron saint of verona. After taking a look at the...
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Arco dei Gavi

Originally built in the 1st century BC. by Roman architect Lucio Vitruvio Cerdone, The arch celebrates the splendour of the important Roman Gavia family of Verona. In 1805 the arch was dismantled by...
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Teatro Romano - Roman Theatre

In addition to the Arena, the ancient Romans had a smaller theater on the other side of the river, with stone steps built into a hillside. This theater is also very well preserved and is used today...
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Museo Archeologico

The archaelogical museum, situated above the roman theatre, is included in the roman theatre entrance fee so you might as well have a browse at the exhibits in the cool and then enjoy the view ouside...
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Castelo San Pietro

Above the Teatro Romano is the Castelo San Pietro, which is a good place to go for views out over the city of Verona. Second photo: I suppose it would be possible to cycle up to the castle in some...
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