Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda is the biggest lake in Italy, but it often gets overshadowed by Lake Como, which I blame entirely on George Clooney.

Lake Como is gorgeous and I would never encourage anyone to skip it, but I would also strongly encourage visitors to Italy to make sure and go out to Lake Garda. It is visually STUNNING and we had the most wonderful day out on the lake.

We took the train from Verona to Peschiera del Garda, a small town at the bottom of the lake. Peschiera was very quaint, but we didn’t spend much time in it, because we grabbed our boat and got out on the lake as quickly as possible.

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Lake Garda is an Alpine lake, so the water is very chilly, and the northern part of the lake is surrounded by the Italian Alps, which makes for a phenomenal scene. Plus, the day was sunny and just made for boating.

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I spent the first 20 minutes obsessively taking photos, and was a bit bummed when I couldn’t seem to get the camera to accurately capture what my eyes were seeing. It was SO much more vibrant and detailed in person.

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So, I just put my camera down. I spend so much time taking photos, because it’s something I truely love to do, but I took this as a sign to disconnect and simply enjoy the day.

But me enjoying myself with the wind in my hair doesn’t exactly translate to the blog, so here’s the best of the photos I did get!

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We attempted a couple of tripod photos of the two of us, but that didn’t turn out so well, so individual shots it is!

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If you get to go to Lake Garda, GO and make me jealous. Next time I come to Italy, I’m spending a month or so puttering around the lakeside towns.

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And because I feel like my photos don’t do the place justice, look a this one from the Telegraph (it really does look like this, by the way):

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