On your third day at Villa Tre Angeli, we will be visiting Lake Garda.
Breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. We want to get an earlier start to have plenty of time on one of Italy’s most beautiful lakes. The panorama is to die for (Departure time 9:00). We will stop at a lovely hotel overlooking the other little towns nestled in the mountains on the other side of the water. We will have a cappuccino or a drink while we sit on their dock and watch the boats sail by (included).
The town that we choose to visit is Sirmioni. It is the only peninsula on Garda and has so much to offer. The fortress is surrounded by a mote and was used in the past as the protector by land and sea. This ominous structure stands tall at the town’s entrance. We must cross over what was once a drawbridge to enter the heart of the city. Once inside the walled city, the shops beckon you with wonderful artwork, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, and leather goods. There are ruins of the villa of a famous Roman poet “Catulla”. We can walk through these ruins as though we live there. It is over 2000 years old and you can still see the layout of the mansion and the way the rooms were separated. There is also a small museum with artifacts found in the area. Anyone interested in taking a swim can do so here. The beaches are lined with sand and offer refreshing, blue/green water.
The balconies of the homes in this area are laced with an array of flowers. The Italians have a natural green thumb. Around every bend, there are treasures of colors bursting from flower pots. They make gardening seem simple!
We will be back to the villa in time for dinner (on own).