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Desenzano del Garda

The town of Desenzano del Garda itself is scenic, relaxed, and with a tourist atmosphere that feels somehow removed from Italian magnet-areas farther south. And there are several fascinating little burgs within bus or train or bike or boat(!) range that add even more interest to our eyes.

Six nights

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Sheltered by Dolomite cliffs, a fresh-water pebble strewn  beach and a stone castle not far away—what else could anyone ask?

Maybe bicycles, for exploring.

 

No, wait, those are included, too, courtesy of our B&B!

This vintage video (2006) of mine shows a town a little to the east. Here was a tourist plaza with umbrella-ed tables and a Karaoke guy holding forth with John  Denver songs. There's a nearby park that we'll find this next visit, meant for residents to relax in, comfy benches for talking into the evening, next to a softly spraying fountain. We'd like to join them there, maybe start a friendship.

Gracious and elegant rooms
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The rail journey to the south of France from here means a punishing number of hours; we will pause to rest a few days in

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