Occupying a luscious location upon the banks of Lake Garda, Limone is a popular and picturesque place that will satisfy cultural cravings while also relaxing the mind and body. Renowned for its bounteous crop of juicy lemon trees, the provincial slice of perfection exudes an authentic Italian atmosphere through its art, architecture and cuisine. Take serene strolls around the old town to enjoy the classic architectural styles or simply sit upon a bench in a shady square to observe content passers-by.
With its rich agricultural heritage, a tour of Limone’s Limonaia del Castel should be at the top of every Italian itinerary. The stone columns, gorgeous gardens and luscious lake views make this former lemon grove one of the town’s most perfect and picturesque places.
Jump from the natural to the ecclesiastical with a visit to the towns compelling collection of churches. Undoubtedly the most stunning, the sacred Chiesa di San Benedetto reigns supreme from its vertiginous hilltop perch, gazing gently over the glittering lake. The beautiful baroque façade indicates the richness of its interior, where magnificent paintings and an impressive altar can be enjoyed.
The village’s spiritual centre is undoubtedly the Porto Vecchio, an ancient harbour in which the area’s illustrious maritime history began. Venture here in order to enjoy the peace and pleasantry of a waterfront terrace, a location upon which dining is dazzling and delightful; Restaurante Gemma serves traditional treats that encompass Italy’s illustrious gastronomic scene, so prepare to savour the flavour of fresh pasta and freshly caught fish. (Piazza Garibaldi 12, 25010 Limone sul Garda, Italy)