Gargnano

Don’t confuse this Gargano with the Gargano of Apulia. They are both beautiful but could hardly be at more distant ends of the Italian peninsula. Here, you’ll discover a quintessential town of the Alpine foothills. Layered with the history of Roman settlers, the Etruscans, and the grand Republic of Venice, it’s got plenty of past. It was also once the home of DH Lawrence until he departed in 1913. The kernel of it all is at the Porto di Gargnano. Bobbing boats line the quays there as cafeterias and pizza eateries hide beneath more lemon terraces. Look north and you’ll find views all the way up Lake Garda and across to cloud-haloed Monte Baldo.

Don’t confuse this Gargano with the Gargano of Apulia. They are both beautiful but could hardly be at more distant ends of the Italian peninsula. Here, you’ll discover a quintessential town of the Alpine foothills. Layered with the history of Roman settlers, the Etruscans, and the grand Republic of Venice, it’s got plenty of past. It was also once the home of DH Lawrence until he departed in 1913. The kernel of it all is at the Porto di Gargnano. Bobbing boats line the quays there as cafeterias and pizza eateries hide beneath more lemon terraces. Look north and you’ll find views all the way up Lake Garda and across to cloud-haloed Monte Baldo.

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    There are the crags of the Prealps. There are the silhouettes of Dolomites on the horizon. You’ve got dashes of lemon orchards and vineyards. Feel the fizz of Prosecco. See the mirror-like sheen of the water. It can only be Lake Garda (AKA, one the best things to do in Italy). A gorgeous and grand […]

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