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June 2021

A short holiday at the lake Garda.

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More than a week ago I spent some days in Gargnano.

Gargnano is a village on the western shore of lake Garda; in the Lombardy region. It if formed of thirteen districts.

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There is a nice harbour surrounded by a number of colourful houses in Gargnano.

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There is a good choice of shops on the main street in Gargnano. There is also an hotel and a some cafes.

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I spent four nights at hotel Lido. It is very near the lake and it is situaed in Villa; a district of Gargnano.

My room was nice; the food served at dinner was good.

In 1912 the English writer D. H. Lawrence lived with his lover Frieda Weekley von Richthofen for six month in Villa.

The house where Lawrence stayed is still there. It is quite near the hotel Lido. It was refurbished and it is used as flats to let.

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Bogliaco is a district of Gargnano. Its old core is really beautiful.

Even Bogliaco has a harbour with colourful houses.

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Every september the Bogliaco harbour is the starting point of a famous boat race; the Regatta Internazionale della Centomiglia.

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I spotted some beautiful frescoes in the old core of Bogliaco.

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I liked a lot the old core in Bogliaco.

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The old core in Bogliaco is made of a few streets. It doesn' t take long to explore it.

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From the harbour in Bogliaco you can see a beautiful ladscape over Gargano.

The main sight in Bogliaco is a very large mansion. Villa Bettoni. It was built between 1764 and 1767.

It is possible to visit it inside only on guided tours. You have to book it beforehand.

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Another place I visited 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).

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In Gardone di Sopra you can find one of the highlights of Gardone Riviera; il Vittoriale degli Italiani.

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

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

There is also its burial place and a large outdoor theatre here.

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Before my visit to the residence of d' Annunzio I took a short stroll in the gardens of the Vittoriale.

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La Prioria (the priory) is the mansion where d' Annunzio lived from 1922 until his death in 1938.

Into this dimly lit villa the rooms are crammed with books, art objects, musical instruments and lost of other things.

Into the Prioria you will visit the writer' s workshop, the kichen, the music room, the bathroom and several other rooms.

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Unfortunately it is not allowed to take pictures into the Prioria.

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Near the Prioria there is a large room; the Auditorium. Inside you can watch a movie about the life of d' Annunzio.

Morever; into this room; hanged to the roof there is a two seated S. V. A. airplane. D' Annunzio reached Vienna on its board in 1918.

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Gardone di Sopra (Upper Gardone) is a beautiful old small village.

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In Gardone di Sopra there are some small shops.

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There is a good choice of restaurants and cafes in Gardone di Sopra.

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Most of the hotels and other accomodations in Gardone sul Garda are located in Gardone di Sotto.

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This is he Grand Hotel. A old and long palace.

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Gardone di Sotto has a nice, but quite short lakeside promenade.

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I liked a lot this holiday, even if it was too short!

Posted by Maurizioagos 17:22 Archived in Italy Tagged lake italy garda brescia gargnano lombardy. Comments (7)

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