Salo’ has pretty much everything you would want for a lakeside holiday starting with a very nice mild climate….and a lake! The ‘Lungolago’, the long wide, pedestrian promenade has some lovely views of the lake, punctuated by bobbing yachts and motor boats which add to the character and colour of the scenery.
Begin walking at the far end of Salo’ where the leafy Lungolago will take you past the historic ‘il duomo’, cafes, restaurants, hotels, shops and across attractive piazzas.
As you exit the historic centre the Lungolago will take you along wooden boardwalks that hug the contour of the shore, over bridges, past the Marina, until you arrive at the far end of town where you will find a very attractive pebble beach. Jetties protrude in to the water, from which you can dive into the clean, fresh lake water, or just stretch out and soak up the sun. A choice of bars and restaurants are perfectly located for ‘il pranzo’ or ‘aperitivo’.
At the far end of the beach you will find the Mokai Beach Bar. If the jetties are full and and you don’t fancy the pebbles, the Mokai has a private beach area where you can hire sunloungers. It also has many tables right next to the lake, so you can take a break from the sun whilst listening to the waves lapping against the rocks.
It’s the ideal place for time out from the beach and in the late afternoon early evening(depending on the time of year), the Mokai is the perfect place to take you aperitivo. You can sit and watch the sun dip behind the mountains to the west as chill out music floats gently from the bar; smells from the BBQ waft past to turn your attention to what and where you going to take your evening meal.
Maybe you will take another drink so that you get served another plate of appetizing nibbles, or if you are lucky a complimentary bite from the BBQ. Besides the BBQ there is also a small menu to choose from if you fancy something light like a ‘Toast’ or a salad.
How beautiful! Every description of the lake and the wonderful surroundings just makes me want to drop everything and be there! I haven’t tried this place yet, but it looks lovely. We’ll definitely check it out next time we’re in town!
Sounds delightful, I’m on my way in a few days. Any idea of where the beach café is? Information like ‘Begin walking at the far end of Salo, or ‘At the far end of the beach’ is not really helpful in trying to locate the place.
HiPeter, thanks for your comment…..once you arrive you will see that my instructions are helpful. The lungolago (promenade) stretches all the way round the bay to where the beach is. If you look across the bay from Salo you will see a row of Cypress trees….these are where the beach is. The beach is not very big so you will easily find the Mokai beach bar at the far end(if walking from Salo). Have a great holiday. Ciao Roy
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