Where do you think you’ve been?

0N8A5034Hi there sorry there was no blog last Friday but Moya and I decided to head off into the unknown. Well not quite the unknown – it was to Italy – a country where neither of us had been before. Lake Garda ( bet you’re impressed with my pronunciation! – all said with an Italian accent)

No you’re not going to get a travelogue. Maybe in a week or so I’ll mention some of the other places we visited but this week you have pictures around the lake itself.

Lake Garda was fabulous and just a touch exotic. Of course the good weather helped, but the small towns around the lake all have a life and a character of their own.

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Gardone we reached by boat and that can be an adventure in itself. But it was reputed to have a rather unusual botanical garden. Me thinks its creator 0N8A5234had a few Buddhist leanings – even so what a splash of colour.

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Another small town was Bardolino. “It has a small market” we were told. Small? – it was vast in fact we never managed to find one end of it.

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Vast and such colourful stalls selling everything you could ever want but would not be able to get in your suitcase for the return to the UK.

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No I couldn’t work out what it was either!

Perhaps the most unusual was Sermione. A touch busy, but the whole town was enchanting. It was like stepping back into one of those Little World of Don Camillo books. It could only be Italy.

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Fascinating shops

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And secret places

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the great points about our little continental escapade was that we decided to go by rail instead of flying. It really gives you a sense of distance. Terrific trains and stations whose names I only ever knew from my geography book (Yes they had invented geography when I was at school.) More about that and more about Italy and other time. Venice was spectacular – maybe I’ll log that in a week or so.

See you next Friday.

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