Ciao my friends. Wow what a wonderful day we had. First a really relaxing morning shopping in the cobblestone alleyways, for designer goodies, they a stroll around the Piazza to take in all the sites, sounds and smells of the city. The outdoor cafes face the piazza where mimes do their thing, horse drawn carriages carry camera laden tourists and the sun literally glows with the promise of the Mediterranean warmth of the day yet to come.
We had booked a guide for the late afternoon to take advantage of perfect evening light, to drive us to LAKE GARDA which is Italys largest lake only 1/2 hour away. The mini tour took us through the infamous vineyards of the area with very old vines bursting with the fresh green foliage of spring. The vines here are about 3 weeks ahead of Oregon it looks like. We went into some hills full of history and views for some photo opportunities, then on to the Peninsula on the lake .