If you missed part one of my girly holiday in Lake Garda, catch up here.
Day 3 of our little Italian adventure took us on another ferry trip, this time to Sirmione. Again, Sirmione had been recommended to me by a good friend and both my friend and I really liked it. It’s bigger than both Bardolino and Garda so there was a lot more to see and explore. We wondered through the streets, climbed the tower in the centre, and experienced each other at our hottest. And that’s saying something! A few years ago we travelled to Death Valley together in August! Our afternoon was spent trying to cool down at the hotel pool which was just what we needed.
Saturday night we headed out for dinner and drinks. Sadly this meal was probably our least favourite of the holiday. Not because of the food, it was nice, but the atmosphere and service wasn’t good at all. It felt like we were being rushed through like on a Lidl conveyor belt, and then completely forgotten about. It was very disappointing.
Sunday was our earliest wake up of the whole trip. We were up at 7 for a 5k along the Lake. I’m so glad we made the effort to get up early and go for a run, it was a really lovely way to experience Lake Garda and see it as the locals see it. The paths were wide and perfect for running. It only I could do it all the time!
The rest of the day was spent lazing by the pool and relaxing. It’s not something I usually find easy to do, but after a few busy weeks at work it was just what I needed.
Sunday evening we headed for our last evening dinner, and chose to eat at La Loggia Rambaldi. The food was really good and I’m glad we chose there for our final meal. Not to mention the location which was fantastic right on the little harbour. We then made our way to spend the rest of the evening watching Opera with a local operatic society. It was our first experience of Opera and we both really enjoyed it. The passion the singers showed in their voice was very impressive. And it was the perfect end to our stay in Bardolino.
Monday we checked out of our hotel and got the bus back to Verona. We left our luggage at the station and explored the city, just as Verona was on the start of a heat wave. It was pretty hot and unpleasant! To be honest, aside from seeing Juliet’s balcony we pretty much shop hopped for the air conditioning!
It was a fanastic little break away, and just what we were after in terms of sunshine, good food, relaxation and of course, wine!