Europe Travel

Lake Garda: Malcesine and Val di Sogno

When you realise that either Milan, Verona or Venice is only a two-hour flight away from Amsterdam, and you get invited along for a girls weekend in Italy, it’s impossible to say no. A last-minute ticket was booked without blinking twice, I met my friend at Venice Airport as she flew in from London, we picked up a (upgraded πŸ™‚ ) rental car, and on our way we went. We were going to do a bit of a whistle-stop tour; we only had a weekendΒ and we wanted to explore Lake Garda and its cute little towns as much as possible.

We stayed at Val di Sogno, which means ‘valley of dreams’, and a dream it was! My friend found the most amazing hotel overlooking the lake.

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Hotel Val di Sogno is located in a lovely quiet bay close to Malcesine, and the hotel was just perfect. After driving bendy roads for a while, arriving at the hotel late afternoon, it was the perfect reward to relax with a glass of wine, enjoying the views from our balcony.

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The lake is perfect for a swim, butΒ if you like knowing what’s below you, the inviting pool is great for a refreshing dip too.

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The town of Malcesine is a 5 minute drive away, it’s really quaint and it has a lot to offer. Cute streets and even cuter inhabitants.

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The only aim you should have in Malcesine is to get lost,Β follow thatΒ cute alley to find another lovely store or great view.

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We were lucky to be here early morning; I reckon in high season it gets rather touristy here.

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It’s a great place for photographers too: the light is really special.

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If you want to get a bit more adventurous, you can take the cable cart up Monte Baldo. You change half way and get in a hugeΒ rotating gondola to enjoy 360 degree views.
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When you reach the top after 20 minutes, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views over the Italian Alps.

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You can even take your bike or hike down if you want to get active. Something I will most certainly do next time!

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And I am certain that aΒ next time won’t be long as it’s the perfect spot for a romantic weekend with my man. πŸ™‚

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I’ll share more travel stories soon, butΒ if you really need an Italy-fix, you can always check out my stories about Como last year here and here. Oh, and here. πŸ™‚
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    tallfashionadventures
    12 September 2016 at 19:39

    Such gorgeous photos!

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