From Place To Space: Lago Di Garda

27 May 2012 0


Traveling inspires the mind and the heart. However it requires enough time and money. Though not here on Happy Interior Blog. Every Monday it is my big pleasure to take you on a little inspiring voyage ‘From Place To Space’. Today we are heading to the Lago di Garda and nearby Verona in northern Italy. Lean back, grab a glass of good Italian red wine and enjoy!

The scenic shores of Lake Garda are just a stone’s throw from Munich so I decided to spend a little birthday weekend in this corner of northern Italy. The lake stretches from north to south and bursts with small beaches, picturesque little towns and an abundance of Mediterranean flora. The western coast is called the ‘lemon coast’ whereas the eastern side is named the ‘olive coast’. Some of the cutest little towns are Sirmione, Garda, Salò, Limone sul Garda, Malcesine. I was staying in a little family-run hotel in the southern town of Sirmione. Renting a car is a good idea in this region since you are more flexible to discover the approximately 160 coastal kilometers of Italy’s largest lake. 

Lake Garda is an ideal place to spend a relaxed time with extensive walks, bike rides, sunbathing and savouring the delicious Italian cuisine. Don’t forge to bring home some lovely little souvenir: local, handmade ceramics are traditional in this corner of Italy and rich in colour and designs.

Moreover, the Italian city of Verona is close by. And don’t miss a day visit to this Italian gem! The spectacular Arena resembles Rome’s Colosseum, the shopping opportunities are abundant, the restaurants are great, the architecture so typical Italian and charming. But the majority of tourists travels to Verona to experience the magic of Romeo and Juliet. Shakespeare set his world famous tragedy in this city and the assumed balcony of Juliet can be visited in downtown Verona. The sight includes some quirky phones where you can listen to snippets of the story, walls covered in love graffiti and hundreds of locks that seal the love of so many couples.

So if you have a spare weekend and need some good, relaxing times, jump over to Lago di Garda and enjoy the Italian ‘far niente’ with one or two glasses of good Spritz. Happy week!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Cyndi Murdoch 28 May 2012 at 00:44

    I’m enamored with those ceramic tiles…..

  • Reply The Magical Christmas Wreath Company 28 May 2012 at 07:54

    I could spend all day looking at this post. You really have captured an essence of Lago di Garda and Verona. Love all those shuttered windows.

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily 28 May 2012 at 09:43

    LOVE the ice cream shot and all the lighters on the wall, around your head-brilliant! Thanks for another lovely mini virtual vacation! By the way Igor-I’ve tried to make comments a few times as soon as the post comes out, but the code box doesn’t move down so you can click publish-it only seems to be in the first couple of hours of the post release though-and maybe it’s just me!! Happy week! C 🙂

  • Reply holly@hvhinteriors 28 May 2012 at 11:18

    I MUST visit Lago di Garda. It’s really not far from me either. Happy to get a wonderful preview here! Grazie Igor 🙂

  • Reply Floor 28 May 2012 at 14:18

    Thanks for sharing these pictures! I fell in love with Lago di Garda 7 years ago and I’ve visited the area 4 times now. With a total of 10 weeks spent there it’s enough for now but I think I’ll go there again within a few years. Really love the vibe, the weather, the food, the people and of course the shops ;).

  • Reply Anya adores 28 May 2012 at 15:42

    WOW I love this visit Igor – we went to lago de garda only 1 month ago, and stayed in Saló – amazing places, and amazing people. Thanks for sharing these lovely pictures,

  • Reply Nina 28 May 2012 at 16:33

    Ah, my parents took us to Lago di Garda twice when I was a kid. I think we stayed in Malcesine. Of course we took a day trip to Verona as well. Good times! Your photos make me want to go back immediately…

  • Reply samantha ThisHomeSweetHome 28 May 2012 at 17:30

    simply charming, I’d love to take a visit here, thank yo for sharing, i do look forwards to seeing where your travels take you.

  • Reply Dawna 28 May 2012 at 17:49

    So unbelievably charming,I’m dying to go! Thank you for making it so real I feel like I’m there!

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 28 May 2012 at 19:04

    I feel like I’ve been just spent a weekend there myself, probably due to the hot weather and your fun shots! 🙂 That yellow car is so super sweet!

  • Reply Uncle Beefy 28 May 2012 at 23:10

    Thank goodness we can do some virtual traveling with you, Igor, since we don’t have such treasures that close by. And, it was your birthday? This past weekend? If so, then “Happy belated Birthday!” Cheers!

  • Reply traveleat 29 May 2012 at 08:56

    Ah love this post – Verona is such a beautiful city and worth visiting when combined with a trip to Lago di Garda!

  • Reply tina 29 May 2012 at 09:29

    How did I miss this? So cool. Love Lago di Garda.In fact, LOVE all Italy. I’m proposing a bloggers meet-up in Italy. Happy to organise and do the leg work. It’s a must!!!

    I LOVE all your colourful, slightly mad images.. they so capture the mood. Brilliant:)

  • Reply kelly@refresheddesigns. 29 May 2012 at 18:42

    What a wonderful little corner of the world! I’ve been to Italy once but not the northern area. So inspiring and your pics are gorgeous. I’ll definitely look forward to travelling with you on Mondays!

  • Reply LISA LIBELLE 29 May 2012 at 20:53

    Hi! so nice pics and this wonderful italian life.. this color, I like it so much! Thanks for sharing and big hug from an italian girl :), LISA LIBELLE

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt 30 May 2012 at 09:36

    I’m making coffee and then I’m going to take all this in while enjoying my cup. Thanks for sharing yet another wonderful trip with us.

    PS. Love your stripes!

  • Reply Shop Sweet Things with Jeanne 31 May 2012 at 21:33

    Verona was one of the cities I didn’t get to visit while I was in Italy, I’m happy to see photos here from you. Love the picture of that balcony!

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