Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lake Garda and Verona, Italy

Lake Garda, located halfway between Brescia and Verona, takes honors as Italy's largest lake. Beautiful lakeside towns dot the shoreline. This is Desenzano del Garda, population 27,000.
 Lots of restaurants for tourists in Desenzano del Garda.
 Rain poured down from the sky after snapping this shot of Desenzano del Garda's shoreline.
 That's a pizza he's holding.
 Further along the lake I come upon Peschiera del Garda, population 10,000.
 Peschiera del Garda was a fortress town and its external fortifications dating from the 1400's are still impressive.
 Verona, population 260,000, ranks near the top in Italy tourist destinations. Lots of history here.
You know you're in a top tourist spot when open double-decker sight-seeing tour buses frequently rumble past.
 The Roman amphitheatre on the right seated 25,000 and is still used for various events.
Nice tower.  Lots of these elaborate towers in town as wealthy families were always trying to "one up" the other.
 Castle near the city center.
Inside the castle walls.

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