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Another holiday at the lake Garda.



Almost a week ago I spent some days in Gargnano. I had been to this village last may.

Gargano is a nice village on the western shore of lake Garda; In the Lombardy region.


A visit of the village could start from via Roma. It is the main street in Gargnano.

Via Roma is lined with several shops, some cafes and a hotel.


Almost all the buildings in this street are tall and colourful.



At the end of via Roma there is the harbour. It is by the main square.


I took this picture from a wooden walkway; near the harbour.


Villa di Gargnano is a district of Gargnano. There are some hotels, a couple of shops and some cafes here.

Even this time I booked a room at hotel Lido in Villa di Gargnano.


I explored quite well Villa di Gargnano. I did it in the evening.


Villa has a small and nice harbour.


Another place I revisited was Gardone Riviera. This is a tourist resort not far from Gargnano.

It is made of two areas; Gardone di Sopra (upper Gardone) and Gardone di Sotto (lower Gardone).

In Gardone di Sopra I revisited il Vittoriale degli Italiani.

It is a hillside estate; a monumental complex commissioned by the writer, poet, jounalist Gabriele d' Annunzio.

At Il Vittoriale you can visit various museums, the last residence of d' Annunzio (the Prioria) and the park.

Gabriele d' Annunzio lived in the Prioria from february 1921 until his death in march 1938.


Quite near the entrance of this estate there is a large amphitheatre.

It it still used for performances today. It can hosts around 1500 people.

You can' t surely miss this huge statue of a blue horse at the ampitheatre.





This park is really large. I think it takes a couple of hours to visit it at leisure.


The rose garden.


There is the bow of a ship on the grounds of the estate. It is named Puglia.


This military vessel was donated in 1921 to d' Annunzio by the Italian navy.


On the highest point on the estate there is the Mausoleum.

D' Annunzio and some other people are buried here.


I also visited the Heller garden in Gardone Riviera. It is also known as the Giardino Botanico Arthur Hruska.


This garden was created in 1903 by Arthur Hruska. He was an Austrian dentist and botanic.

In 1988 the Austrian singer Andrè Heller bought it.

He also added a good number of sculptures made by artists as Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein and Mimmo Palladino.


Some big koi carps live in one of the lakes of the garden.


There are more than 3000 species of plants into this garden.


A beautiful stilt house. I checked if I could enter, but it isn' t possible.


A nice Buddha.


This statue should represent the god Ganesh.


There are the lavatories at the garden...and a water trick before these.


Almost at the end of the garden there is a cafe.

This garden is opened from march to october.


It was a good holiday.

Posted by Maurizioagos 17:25 Archived in Italy Tagged lake riviera garda gardone gargnano.

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Hi, i've stayed twice on Lake Garda, Riva and Peschiera , at opposite ends of the lake It really is lovely. But i must have missed Gargano, which looks great. Thanks for posting.

by alectrevor

Lovely photos Maurizio, they certainly make me want to visit!

by Anne Marie Byrne

Looks fantastic. I love all the statues.

by irenevt

Thanks for all your comments!

by Maurizioagos

Lovely buildings and beautiful

by Ayuri Yuasa (AyurinHiro on VT)

We stopped at Lake Garda on our way to Madonna di Cambiglio and was sorry I couldn't explore it more!

Your photos looks beautiful!

by hennaonthetrek

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