Limone sul Garda – Lemon groves, olive gardens, and Lake Garda
Location: Postcard-Perfect Town
The charming little town of Limone Sul Garda is located in Brescia, Lombardy, in northern Italy. It sits right on the shore of Lake Garda, the largest lake in the country. The town, which is also a commune, boasts of having the most dramatic views of the lake. With its mountainous terrain and cliff-meets-water sights, Limone Sul Garda is as pretty as a postcard.
Business: When Life Gives You Lemons
As its name suggests, lemon-growing was one of the chief industries in Limone Sul Garda. As main roads made the town more accessible to visitors, however, this industry slowed down and gave way to a more lucrative business: tourism. Today, the resort’s economy depends mainly on the thousands of visitors it attracts every year.
Culture: Stop and Smell the Lemons
The pace of life in Limone Sul Garda gives you a chance to stop and smell the lemons. The town is Italian to its core: the locals are friendly and easygoing, the scenery charming, the food amazing. The Porto Vecchio (Old Port) offers waterfront restaurants, unique boutiques, and shops selling locally made olive oil, as well as other knickknacks. Two other sites to see are the Chiesa di San Rocco and Chiesa di San Pietro, both churches from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Activities: Limonaia del Castel
To get a full experience of the town, head on to an old lemon grove, Limonaia del Castel. Here, you will learn about the growing of citrus fruits as well as the history of Limone. The grove also has beautiful gardens and terraces that look out onto the water. If you have time to spare, also try to catch a waterbus. It takes you along the coast of the lake and gives you an opportunity to see the town from a different angle.