The Charming Town of Limone in Lake Garda, Italy

by Brea

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Last year I wrote a post about how much I loved Lake Garda, the northern Italian lake I visited with my sister. This lake is amazing, and although I haven’t been to Lake Como I would bet they would be fighting for first place in the stunning scenery department. This place is gorgeous, and the towns that dot the lake each have their own charm about them.

Also Read: I Have a New Love, Lake Garda

On the first day we took the ferry from Riva del Garda (where we were staying) and went to Limone. To be honest we didn’t know anything really about the towns, so we just hopped off at a few of the towns to explore.

This town of Limone was quite beautiful, but that day I had forgotten to bring my camera along with me and only had my iPhone. Even so, it’s tough to take a bad picture in this town.

Here’s a little photo tour of our day in Limone.

These were taken inside the Castel Lemon House. Growing citrus fruits in this town dates back to the 17th century.

The town was built into a rocky cliff. I loved being able to jump on the ferry and check out some of the other towns. They all had something unique to see and do.

This is what you saw when you got off the ferry. Not a bad view!

Above: Even though we were in Italy, they still had good German beer and many towns had quite a few German tourists. With such a close proximity to Germany, it makes sense that this would be a popular holiday. Another anomoly for Italy is that they served these massive bowls of ice cream. They even had one called Spaghetti Eis (spaghetti ice cream) which looked just like a big bowl of spaghetti.

The town was fairly touristy but I only heard German and British accents, and it really wasn’t crowded at all when we were there (in May). I think I heard a few people speaking American English at one point, but nothing like what we were surrounded by in Venice. The tourists didn’t change the beauty and charm of this town (and yes I know I was one of them!).

From Limone you could look across the lake and see another town I adored, Malcesine. If I were to stay in Lake Garda again I would definitely pick Malcesine as my home spot. The town is really pretty, there were really cute cobblestone streets, and while the town is fairly small they had a fantastic Irish pub.

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Jim Ferri February 25, 2014 - 7:02 am

Did you use some filter for your photos? I really can’t tell. Or should I say it really feels different in Limone? My favorite was the view when you get off the ferry.

Brea Darnell March 18, 2014 - 8:36 am

Hey, no filter was used. These were just taken with my iphone that day since the weather kept changing from sun to rain and I didn’t want to risk my DSLR being subject to that 🙂

Elaine March 29, 2016 - 2:32 pm

I will be staying in Padenghe this weekend, but definitely plan to visit Limone! I also love Lake Garda and exploring all of its amazing little towns. P.S. I’m pretty sure Aperol Spritz originated in Italy and migrated North. I’ve had so much fun introducing it to all my family and friends stateside – but Aperol is 3x more expensive to get back in the States than here in Europe! Yeesh.


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