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Sirmione

Yesterday we caught a ferry down the lake to Sirmione, a very lovely little town situated on a long thin peninsula jutting out into Lake Garda. Sirmione is notable mainly for a beautiful castle and the remains of a Roman Villa. Both are open Tuesday to Sunday... so we visited on a Monday!!
Despite this it is a beautiful little town, with lovely olive groves, wild flowers and lake views, once the home of Maria Callas. So here are some pictures from the day:

Gardone seen from the lake



An olive grove and beautiful wild flowers



A glimpse of the Roman villa



A view of the Lake from Sirmione



The castle at Sirmione



An impressive palm tree!!

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mintogrubb
May. 6th, 2008 10:41 am (UTC)
Thanks for sharing these lovely views.
natesmountain
May. 6th, 2008 11:30 am (UTC)
Oh, I really love the olive grove. Kind of Gethsemane look about it. I love your pics, thanks for sharing them here. You're seeing some wonderful sights.
vivh
May. 6th, 2008 07:45 pm (UTC)
It was quite a magical place really, very peaceful.
margaret_r
May. 6th, 2008 11:39 am (UTC)
Beautiful pics. It looks lovely there. Thanks for showing us.
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