Limone sul Garda, Lake Garda, Italy
Limone is a small town on the north-western shore of Lake Garda, this picturesque town is a popular choice with day-trippers arriving daily by ferry and coach. This former fishing village now offers everything you would expect from a holiday in the Italian Lakes. Visitors can swim or even windsurf in the beautiful lake or go walking among the beautiful landscape or the lakeside paths. A good selection of shops, cafes and tavernas is also on offer.
Limone sul Garda
The town of Limone sits on a narrow strip of land at the foot of the rocky cliffs, in the past its economy was based on fishing and olive groves, and it’s now one of the most popular destinations on Lake Garda.Read more about: The Beach | Things To Do | Out and About | Limone sul Garda Reviews
A few pebbly beaches can be found to the north of the town centre, including a private beach with terraces furnished with loungers, and there is a larger stoney beach to the south.
Things To Do
For those seeking an active holiday Lake Garda is ideal for enjoying land and water sports; with plenty of options available all around the lake, where there are many sailing schools, dives centres and tennis courts to be found. Waterskiing and jet-skis are only available in the south area of the lake where it’s wider and calmer and better suited for these activities.
The southern end of Lake Garda is home to a number of challenging golf courses, most of which are within easy reach of the holiday resorts.
Rock climbing is a popular activity at the more mountainous north end of the lake in particular the town of Arco, with surrounding 2000 metre high mountains and over 2000 climbing routes its ideal for the advanced climbers, while training walls offer a great place to learn.
Windsurfing is another activity more popular at the north end of the lake, due to the dependable winds. The town of Torbole has played host to many major championships.
Out and About
Whilst driving around Lake Garda is possible, narrow windy roads and limited parking spaces mean it’s not the easiest, the simplest option is across the water by boat. There are a number of choices available; car ferry, the slowest option; hydrofoil, the quickest; motorised catamaran; and paddle steamer, though limited towns are covered, the paddle steamer is an ideal choice for a more leisurely journey.
The towns and villages around the lake offer an abundance of cafes, restaurants and ice-cream parlours; good shopping opportunities too, where the larger the town the more shops and greater variety you’ll find. Many of the towns around the lake have a weekly market, and well worth a browse for the wide selection available; Limone’s market is on a Tuesday
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