Perched beneath rocky cliffs on Lake Garda, Limone sul Garda is a picturesque town in the north Italian province of Brescia. Limone is the Italian word for “lemon” and while the area is famed for its cultivation of citrus fruit, the town is believed to have been named after the Latin word meaning “boundary”.
Things to do in Limone sul Garda
Enjoy a stroll around Limone sul Garda’s Porto Vecchio or relax with a coffee on one of the waterfront terraces before exploring the narrow streets that wind up the sloping hill behind. Admire the 16th-century Chiesa di San Rocco, which houses impressive frescoes, and stop by the Baroque-style Chiesa di San Benedetto. Also worth visiting is the oldest chapel in the town, the 12th-century Chiesa di San Pietro.
Gain insight into Limone sul Garda’s history of cultivating lemons at La Limonaia Del Castel, an old lemon grove that’s been beautifully restored as a living museum. Wander along the terraces and marvel at the sophisticated irrigation system that feeds not only lemon trees but also oranges, grapefruits and tangerines.
If you’re visiting in the warmer months, refresh with a swim at Cola Beach, a pebbly cove with magnificent views across Lake Garda. You can rent sun loungers or a pedalo boat to explore the lake at your leisure and there’s a wind and kitesurfing school located nearby. Once you’ve built up an appetite, there are several pizzerias backing the beach.
Getting around Limone sul Garda
Limone sul Garda is around an hour’s drive from Trento and 1.5 hours from Verona while Milan Malpensa Airport is 2.5 hours away. Both buses and ferries connect Limone sul Garda to towns along the shores of Lake Garda. The centre of Limone sul Garda is compact enough to explore on foot.