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 SIRMIONE  

 The peninsular of Sirmione stretches out from the southern shore of Lake Garda and enjoys a Mediterranean type climate. The 13th century Scaligeri Castle, with it's inland dock, stands sentinel at the entrance to the town. Inside the old town the colourful, narrow streets are full of interesting shops, bars, and restaurants. There are panoramic walks along the shore to the tip of the peninsular. Sirmione is well served by frequent steamer and hydrofoil services to other lakeside towns.  

  

 

 


 LAZISE  

 Lazise is a small, fortressed town lying on the south east side of the lake a few miles south of Bardolino. Modest in size, it has a small harbour, a pleasant waterfront, and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

 

 

 


 
We continued our full day "Tour of Lake Garda" excursion from Gardione by a rather crowded ferry, travelling south eastwards across the lake to our next stop, SIRMIONE, spectactularly located at the northern end of a narrow strip of land northwards from the south of the lake. The town was extremely busy, as we made our way past the castle and along the shoreline almost to the very end of the peninsular. Returning into the town, we had the usual Coffee and Ice Cream, and explored the narrow streets, the shops, and the harbour area. Then it was time to meet our coach, for the road journey down the narrow strip of land, through the town of Peschiera, onwards past Gardaland (A theme/adventure park) to LAZISE, our final call of the day. During our short stay, we took an immediate liking to this small, friendly town, and decided we would return to it on another day. So our tour finished with the short onward drive to Bardolino, nicely in time for our evening meal. In fact a couple of days later, we did return to Lazise, by boat, a spent a few hours exploring this very pleasant town.

 

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