Imagine driving down along a narrow peninsula in brilliant sunshine with azure blue water on either side, finally arriving at a castle on a little island cut off from the mainland by a moat. You have arrived in Sirmione, the Pearl of Lake Garda. Let’s park the car and take a look around.
First of all, let me tell you a bit about Sirmione. It is on Lake Garda and located in the province of Lombardy in Northern Italy. Lake Garda is the largest lake in Italy and is bounded by three provinces: Lombardy to the west, Veneto to the east and Trentino-Alto Adige to the north.
I’m feeling nostalgic as I cross the moat. I haven’t been here since 2007 when I visited for the last time with my parents, now deceased. “We don’t do hills any more” my mother announced as she crossed her eightieth birthday. I travelled…
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