Sunday, October 2, 2011

Great Train Journey to the Shores of Lake Garda Italy

The last two weeks we were on holiday on the shores of Lake Garda in a very nice town called Desenzano.  The weather was fabulous all week with temperatures reaching 30 degrees and wall to wall blue skies.  Here are a few photos to share with you.

Our overnight stay at St. Pancras was well worth doing as we had an early start by train the next morning.  Here's an interesting photo of the British Library with St Pancras Station behind.

St Pancras Station

 When we arrived in Italy we had to stay in an hotel across the road from where we had been booked in as there had been a flood in two of the bedrooms.  This hotel room had the most fabulous lake view


The pretty sheltered harbour in Desenzano

Castle in Sirmione
Beautiful wall painting on a church in Sirmione

Grand Canal Venice by the Station

Moored neaby was the Cunard cruise liner Queen Victoria

Isn't that just gorgeous!

Rialto Bridge
Gondolas in waiting

Arena in Verona

Here we are sitting inside the Arena

Amazing!!  How did the Romans build them so perfectly?
The Arena being prepared for a production of Peter Pan

One of several elephants seen around Milan.  I've seen these in London too, a couple of years ago
The beautiful cathedral in Milan

Remains of a Roman Villa were discovered in Desenzano in 1921
There were a number of beautiful mosaic floors uncovered.  It was an interesting afternoon here.

Some of the beautiful sights on a boat trip around Lake Garda

That's all for now.


  1. Fabulous photo's Irene,it looks absolutely lovely place.Liz x

  2. It was Liz, and so full of inspiration especially the tiled floors in the churches and cathedrals!