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Sirmione, Lake Garda – Your 2022 Complete Guide (+ Map & Tips!)

If you’ve seen a brochure or website for Lake Garda, chances are you’ve seen a photo of Sirmione, a picturesque town with a castle jutting out of the lake waters.  Not only is Sirmione known for its castle (Scaliger Castle, or Castello Scaligero), it’s also worth visiting for its: unique view of Lake Garda healing …

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Venice in Winter – All the Details on Our Favorite Time to Visit

Our family loves visiting Venice in winter *, and we often bring hesitant (and later, grateful) visiting family and friends along with us.  Winter in Venice is everything it isn’t during the rest of the year – quiet, calm, peaceful.  It’s romantic (always!) and the foggy mornings and twinkling lights in the evening make for …

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14 Gorgeous Italian Lakes – Why, When, and How to Visit Them (+ Map)

When you think of Italian Lakes, you probably immediately picture the Italian Lakes District in Northern Italy and its famous lakes – Lake Como, Lake Maggiore, Lake Garda, Lake Maggiore, Lake Iseo, and Lake Orta. While those lakes are gorgeous and definitely worth a visit, Italy is home to over 1500 lakes, and many of …

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