Most people think that Lake Garda is a summer holiday destination but that couldn’t be further from the truth, Lake Garda is a facinating place to visit all year round!
Primavera, A Great Time for Walking in Lake Garda
The trees and shrubs are also exploding into full blossom, pinks and whites of the fruit trees and the yellow Forsythia will soon be outshone by the cherry blossom. If you like walking holidays then now is as good a time as any to visit Lake Garda, you get to walk among the beautiful flora and witness the stunning views with a comfortable temperature.
I’m not usually here this early in the year, but I came early to ready my new house for the coming season. I love to walk and I go for a couple of hours most mornings but if walking isn’t your thing then there are still plenty more things to do in Lake Garda at this time of the year.
Even with the work I’m doing on my house, I’ve still found time to visit a Marso in Trentino Adige, and an Agriturisimo and a Cantina on the Veneto shore of the lake.
Speck Alto Adige
Lake Garda Agriturisimi
We were very fortunate to sample this exquiste gastro delight when we were served up a plate as a starter to our three course lunch. Italian food never seems to amaze me, so simple yet so sophisticated, food as good as you’d get in any top London restaurant, produced using an old family recipe on a farm……I love it. In fact I love it so much that I’m also going to see if I can introduce this into the UK market. I’m also going to start advertising this quaint Agriturismo on my website, as well as the fantastic restaurant they also have 12 rooms available at a very reasonable rate. So check back for more details but for now you can find out more about Ca’ del Ponte here.
Tasting the Famous Wine of Bardolino
The Gasperini brothers, like all wine producers in this region, were very keen to show off their wine and very proud of their produce. It really doesn’t matter what time in the year you visit, the cantina doors will always be open. We were very lucky to be able to taste a number of wines including Bardolino, Valpolicella, Pinot Grigio, Merlot and a very nice Rose called Fojari, which was quite unlike anything I’ve ever tasted before. Needless to say it is my intention to introduce the amazing products of Valerio and Domenico Gasperini into the UK market. But that may take a while so in the meantime if you’re in Lake Garda you should certaimly pay them a visit.