June 01, 2014

Desenzano, Italy (Day 2)

Hi Everybody,

On day two of the holiday we take the train journey from France into Italy and the scenery is spectacular as we cross more high,  snow covered Alps

We arrived at the hotel that will be our destination for the next five nights and this is the view from our bedroom window.

The weather is sunny and warm and the town of Desenzano on the edge of Lake Garda is very pretty.

This is looking at the pretty  harbour with the  boats all moored up.

We sat for a pleasant hour people watching and enjoying a Bacardi and Coke and Griff had a beer.

Along the front of the harbour there are some speed boats that can be hired

Once you sit at these tables they bring you dishes of pretzels, crisps, nuts or pizza slices all free of charge ....

There are many lovely squares with bars and restaurants with tables covered in bright cloths all dotted around.

This is the bar attached to our hotel,  where most of our group met each evening to enjoy a cool drink before going in to dinner.

So tomorrow we are off to discover another part of Italy.

I hope you will join me for day three as we take a coach trip to Verona .... home of ill fated lovers Romeo and Juliet

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx




22 comments:

  1. Christina,
    What a beautiful view. Great pictures! Thank you so much for the tour, can't wait for tomorrow.

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  2. Looks wonderful Christina and the weather looks like it was fab, just hope you've brought a bit home with you. Look forward to tomorrow's installment. We're off to the Great British Craft Festival in Bolton this morning so I'm really excited to see what bargains I can find and to pick up a few essentials as well.

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  3. B&C my fave tipple, pics are spectacular. xxxx

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  4. Good morning Christina
    Fabulous pictures you can almost feel the lovely warmth from the sunshine.
    Hugs
    Margaret corgi owner

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  5. Good morning Christina
    Fabulous pictures you can almost feel the lovely warmth from the sunshine.
    Hugs
    Margaret corgi owner

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  6. Great travelogue Christine - looking forward to further episodes. Pat x

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  7. We have been to Lake Garda twice and I would go back again, I just love it, would love to do it by train like you did....It is an amazing place, and looks like you enjoyed it too....luv Ursula xx

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  8. HI Christina,
    Loving the photos, Italy is my most favoutite place to visit. Bring back so many lovely memories for me. Thank you. Don't manage to get away anymore as I'm not very mobile now. Look forward to seeing more.
    Lydia
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  9. Good afternoon Christina,
    Thank you so much for putting up your beautiful photographs of your fabulous holiday. I used to sell Lake Garda in a past life but have never had the opportunity to see it, only from holiday brochures and the gazateer that the travel industry uses(its called their truth book). Somehow i had no trouble in selling it as it so lived up to its hype and more. I am glad that you had a lovely time, even with the wee blip at the start. Wow the rep that you had was a gold medal winner.
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  10. You are bringing back happy memories for me Christina and lake Garda is just beautiful ,Enjoy !
    Elaine H X

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  11. So pretty! What a wonderful view from your hotel, too. I can't wait to see Verona! BethAnn M.

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  12. How lovely, Christina. Looks like you both had a really lovely time. For me .... a week would not be enough ... don't think 2 would be either to be honest! lol! Hugs, Karen xx

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  13. What beautiful scenery. Enjoy your holiday and thanks for sharing...

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  14. Beautiful pics again Christina. Not the same as going myself but enjoying the journey in your pictorial. Looking forward to tomorrow.

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  15. Hi Christina.wow, sounds like you had a fantastic holiday. What a beautiful place you went to. Have a great week. Hugs. Jan. xx

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  16. Hi Christina
    I went to Desenzano last year with great rail journeys and had a fabulous time. Enjoy.

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  17. What a lovely vacation, thanks for sharing. Dianne

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  18. Your pics are great Christina,it's nice to be able to share some of your holiday with you!

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  19. hello christina, all very nice pictures! what a beautifull country it is.
    rinda

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  20. Beautiful pictures...glad that the weather is nice so you can enjoy your vacation...
    enjoy

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  21. This looks like such a beautiful and relaxing place to be. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. It looks wonderful and that you had good weather too!

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