Monday, 10 September 2007

Parma and Lago di Garda

This rather short post covers our days spent at Lake Garda.

On Friday we headed north on the autopista towards Parma, we travelled a similar distance to our motorway trip 2 days earlier, but this time the toll was €13.60! We parked up in Parma on a scorching hot afternoon and took a walk around the city centre. While it was a pleasant enough place, there was nothing amazing to see. No shops selling parma ham or parmesan cheese either! I passed up the opportunity to go into the first gelateria I saw thinking there would be lots of them dotted about. In the end my ice cream craving was unfulfilled as we didn’t see another!

Above: Parma
Below: Sunset at Lake Garda

We stopped to do a quick bit of shopping then continued north towards Lake Garda. The campsite is in a fantastic position, right on the lake. We drove around for about 10 minutes looking for somewhere, eventually finding a nice pitch with a (small) lake view, about a kilometre from reception! The campsite is packed with mostly Germans and Dutch, with a few Brits and Italians thrown in too. Again we were surprised by how busy it was… what happened to low season? The campsite has about 4 or 5 pools, games rooms, kids entertainment, 2 restaurants, a bar and a great takeaway place that does good size pizzas for €4.50.

On Saturday and Sunday we have mostly lazed about, going to the pool, walking along the lake and watching Lost and Desperate Housewives on DVD at night. “Sarah Coiff” has made another appearance and my hair is looking neater now. Tomorrow we’re off north again to the Dolomites and from there down to Venice.

Above: Swan at Lake Garda
Below: Sarah enjoying the sun

1 comment:

Max said...

What timing, I left the beautiful Lake Garda on 5th Sept we must have practically passed each other. It sounds like you are both having a really good time and are making the most of your sabatical. We are keeping track of your progress and discuss it often in our own unique conversations. I can't believe how quickly the time is going by. Continue to enjoy and keep us informed with the commentary and photos.

Take care