Sirmione del Garda


“Let us live and love, nor give a damn what sour old men say.
The sun that sets may rise again, but when our light has sunk into the earth it is gone forever.” Catullus

And not in the last, here comes Sirmione, a small and dearest town which meant a lot to me and perhaps still does.
They say Sirmione is famous for its thermal water with its healing properties and because “some” writers as Catullo (Catullus), Stendhal, Lawrence and Ghoete made it even more famous by honouring its artistic and environmental beauty.
Visiting Sirmione in December 2010 and without knowing its notable background, it simply conquered me. The walks, those petite coffee shops, those bruschettas were amazing. And how cool is that having a hot bath outdoor when are zero C degrees? I wish all of you to have a chance to be there not only on this virtual trip.

“Life is too short, and the time we waste in yawning never can be regained.” Stendhal

“Only great minds can afford a simple style.” Stendhal


“Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.” Goethe

Peschiera del Garda

100_3503“Citta turistica e d’Arte” offers visible historical testimonials from Roman period to Napoleon’s siege to Habsburg’s occupancy when Peschiera was one of the fortifications of the Quadrilateral fortress along with Verona, Mantua and Legnano.

Peschiera del Garda is the single commune of Veneto awarded (2012-2017) with “Gioiello d’Italia” for the touristic development and valorization of the teritory. The video is in Italian language:

It’s official website is:

Another useful link in English language:

Malcesine del Garda

Imag001 Okay…I have two more (besides Malcesine) on this topic even there are many towns which border Lake Garda, I don’t have pictures for them. Lucky you, I guess…! Malcesine’s pictures are taken three years ago with a Nokia phone…so excuse me for unclear views but you can get the charm of town from a Castle (Castello Scaligero) built between 5th-6th centuries A.D. by Langobards.

More info for those who… at one point want to visit Malcesine:

Albisano del Garda

100_3220 “What spirit is so empty and blind, that it cannot recognize the fact that the foot is more noble than the shoe, and skin more beautiful than the garment with which it is clothed?” Michelangelo  ” I live and love in God’s peculiar light.” Michelangelo

“Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.” Michelangelo

“It is necessary to keep one’s compass in one’s eyes and not in the hand, for the hands execute, but the eye judges.” Michelangelo

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.”

Desenzano del Garda

100_3586This is the second post regarding Desenzano, a beautiful town from Lombardy (Italy), one of many interesting places which borders Garda Lake (Lago di Garda). Here is the link for the first post:

If you ever have time to visit Italy make it to the North, you have plenty to do ( Florence, Venice, Verona, Milano, Padova). These are the big cities but there are many outstanding places to be visited like ( Sirmione, Desenzano, Mantua, Peschiera, Albisano etc.)

I said time, because for visiting visit Italy we need more than one opportunity. Yes, we can visit Venice in one day, second day make Florence so on… but it isn’t right. We all will be dizzy, too much to cover, enough for what we have seen and at the end too tired to remember the details. The moral of the story is: if you get retired or fired make it to Italy, but don’t wait too long, life is short. 🙂

Autumnal Veneto

Inspiring by a wordpress mate, who says “the colours of autumn are really magnificent in Germany as well” I’m sharing some old pictures (2011) of an Italian autumn. They are taken in Prada, a town situated on the slopes of Monte Baldo (Veneto, Italy). Autumn here looks different, less red more gray and reddish blue. The colors aren’t so vivid as New England’s Fall, they are just different but some how brilliant.