Lago di Garda Day 2: Boats, shopping and gelato

Hi everyone, buonasera di Bardolino! As promised yesterday, a short description of where I am. Sorry for all the typos and weird mistakes, I’m still working on the whole blogging-while-travelling-without-my-laptop etc. The WordPress App is quite cool, but some things just won’t work for me.

Currently I am travelling with my mom on our annual trip to Italy. We are staying in Bardolino which is located on the eastern coast of Lago di Garda in the part of Veneto. I have been coming to Bardolino for many years now, many of the best holidays have been spent here, first with my parents, later with friends and now again with my mom.

Our hotel is called Taormina, it is a two star rated hotel and I can only recommend it so far. The rooms are small, but clean, and have all amenities that are necessary. The best thing is that the hotel is located very close to the town center and also very close to the lake and everything else.

Today we took a boat to Lazise which is 15 minutes away (by boat) to visit the weekly market, look around and see the older part of the town. Lazise is as beautiful as Bardolino, but I didn’t like the crowds and I wasn’t able to take as many pictures as I wanted due to me being part of a moving crowd. It’s ridiculous, everything at the market can be bought in stores as well and still people go crazy. It’s not even a bargain, things are often cheaper in smaller stores!

So we only looked around for a little while and then escaped into a café for coffee and some people-watching. Seems like Bavaria (and Munich maybe) might be deserted with many Bavarians here. So much fun watching people! We later took the boat back again, instead of walking 45 minutes in the sun. Call me lazy, but I was so glad that I could sit down for a few minutes!

The rest of the day was spent with napping, a picnic at the lake and more shopping. It’s easy to spend time shopping in Bardolino, I guess. Many shops have similar things and you shouldn’t be to conscious about fair products as many things are most likely made in China. However, if you are on a budget, looking for a bargain and some cute summer clothing, it is the place to go. Tomorrow I’ll try to find some shoes! I love shoes!

I ended the day with my first gelato this year (as in bought and eaten outside) and it was delicious. Papaya and chocolate are a perfect mixture and can only be beaten by Mango and dark chocolate. I even decided against a glass of wine (so this is sober-me writing here) in order to be able to eat all of it. Absolutely will do that again tomorrow!
I’ll head to bed now, it truly is a holiday with lots of food and catching up on sleep.

Talk to you all later,

Eva

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