• Take off! - Let the adventure begin, but 05:30 (meh!)?
  • Caffe Dersut, Padua - our first Italian espresso in Italy!
  • Torri del Benaco - porto
  • Torri del Benaco - Centro Antico
  • Torri del Benaco
  • Plenty of parking! Torri del Benaco
  • Funivie del Monte Baldo - 1800m at the top!
  • Patio of Locanda Monte Baldo - above Lake Garda, Halfway station for the Funivie del Monte Baldo
  • Scaliger Castle, Malcesine-Looking down from the ramparts to Lake Garda
  • Scaliger Castle -Looking down at the Centro Antico, Malcesine
  • Castello Arco - a "20 minute" climb from the Old Town center, not!
  • Cascata Varone- A refreshing spray in 30C+ heat
  • Riva del Garda looking south, of course!
  • Perfecto! Gelato AND Espresso
  • Bicycle Traffic and Triathlons around Garda!
  • Yet another beautiful sunset on Lake Garda-Bardolino
  • Giardino Botanico Heller- Gardone Riviera
  • Villa Romana - Desenzano del Garda
  • Post sun-set on Lake Garda

Our Anniversary Romp-A Photo Album

We spent almost a full week in and around Lago di Garda and were thankful it was not yet the height of the tourist season nor yet July’s temperatures (although that didn’t stop us both from getting royally sunburned). Our intentions were good, but Verona, Padua and Venice (3rd visit) will have to wait for another time.

Our vacation budget included a separate allowance for daily gelato and espresso consumption, which we quickly maxed out and gladly extended. 🍨 ☕️ 🙂

N.B. As we boarded our plane home, the flight at the gate right next to us was to Paris. Believe me, I was sorely tempted to get on the “wrong” plane. #wceu