Occupying a perfectly picturesque position upon the banks of luscious Lake Garda is Salo, a charming town whose verdant and undulating hills tumble into a colourful promenade of beautiful Belle Epoque. A rich history dates back to the Roman era and rich reminders of the past decorate the quaint and quintessential town centre. Upon the atmospheric lakeside promenade, which is considered a miniature tribute to Venice, traditional tunes emanate from the grand lobbies of elegant hotels. In the market square, colourful market stalls sell region delicacies and sophisticated souvenirs and rustic restaurant showcase an interesting culinary heritage.
A scenic scattering of stunning sights decorate the antique, the most notable of which are sacred. The unostentatious exterior of the Duomo di Santa Maria Annunziata is not indicative of the extravagant interior. Enter the remarkable renaissance portal that leads to a consecrated space of elaborate arches, prismatic stained glass windows and gothic grandeur.
Salo’s charming and charismatic promenade is ideal place to wander and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the marina; the scenic stretch also boasts the title of Italy’s longest promenade. Luscious views of the lake can be enjoyed from a quaint café upon the promenade, many of which host live music and sell signature specialities. Parallel to the promenade is a sophisticated strip of designer boutiques, all of which teem with stylish souvenirs and charismatic clothing items.
Sample some Salo specialities at the rich and refined Ristorante Sostaga, an excellent eatery that boasts stunning views of Lake Garda. The menu is inspired by the imitable and inspiring dishes of the Garda region, and the restaurants most popular plate is soft pasta with white rabbit, aubergine and roasted tomatoes. Conclude the fabulous feast with nougat and chocolate cake. (Via Sostaga, 19, Gargnano BS, Italy)