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Old January 6th, 2012, 03:51 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Surreyman[_3_]
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Any views, please, on the best centre on Lake Garda in which to stay
for 2 weeks, regarding:

Good resort in itself re restaurants, cafe life, scenic, local
architecture etc.
Good centre for Lake Garda ferries/transportation
Good centre for public transport re other lakes, Verona etc.
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Old January 6th, 2012, 06:18 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Mike Lane[_2_]
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Surreyman wrote on Jan 6, 2012:

Any views, please, on the best centre on Lake Garda in which to stay
for 2 weeks, regarding:

Good resort in itself re restaurants, cafe life, scenic, local
architecture etc.
Good centre for Lake Garda ferries/transportation
Good centre for public transport re other lakes, Verona etc.


Beware Lake Garda on the Whitsun week-end. We were held up for about 3 hours
on the autostrade going past on our way to Venice a couple of years ago.
There were many miles of virtually stationary German camper vans,
nose-to-tail on the motorway, all turning off to the Lake.

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Old January 7th, 2012, 05:34 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Gerrit
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"Martin" wrote in message
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On Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:18:33 +0000, Mike Lane
wrote:

Surreyman wrote on Jan 6, 2012:

Any views, please, on the best centre on Lake Garda in which to stay
for 2 weeks, regarding:

Good resort in itself re restaurants, cafe life, scenic, local
architecture etc.
Good centre for Lake Garda ferries/transportation
Good centre for public transport re other lakes, Verona etc.


Beware Lake Garda on the Whitsun week-end. We were held up for about 3
hours
on the autostrade going past on our way to Venice a couple of years ago.
There were many miles of virtually stationary German camper vans,
nose-to-tail on the motorway, all turning off to the Lake.


and no Dutch?
--

Martin


Must have been Dutch there.
When we were there in April 2008 the market stall merchants even spoke to us
in Dutch as we couldn't follow their German!
Stayed in the town of Garda and thought that a good place to stay.
Did a day trip to Venice by train from Peschiera. (drove the car to P),
Another day trip by car to Mantova.
Half day to Verona by car.
Also a round the lake trip.
The ferries call regularly at Garda.

Gerrit-Oz

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Old January 7th, 2012, 03:36 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
Mike Lane[_2_]
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Martin wrote on Jan 6, 2012:

On Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:18:33 +0000, Mike Lane
wrote:

Surreyman wrote on Jan 6, 2012:

Any views, please, on the best centre on Lake Garda in which to stay
for 2 weeks, regarding:

Good resort in itself re restaurants, cafe life, scenic, local
architecture etc.
Good centre for Lake Garda ferries/transportation
Good centre for public transport re other lakes, Verona etc.


Beware Lake Garda on the Whitsun week-end. We were held up for about 3
hours
on the autostrade going past on our way to Venice a couple of years ago.
There were many miles of virtually stationary German camper vans,
nose-to-tail on the motorway, all turning off to the Lake.


and no Dutch?


Probably. Quite a few Austrians too, unsurprisingly, and a few Italians even.
The predominant registration letter was 'D' though.

--
Mike Lane
UK North Yorkshire
mike_lane at mac dot com

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Old January 7th, 2012, 05:15 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:18:33 +0000, Mike Lane wrote:

Surreyman wrote on Jan 6, 2012:

Any views, please, on the best centre on Lake Garda in which to stay
for 2 weeks, regarding:

Good resort in itself re restaurants, cafe life, scenic, local
architecture etc.
Good centre for Lake Garda ferries/transportation
Good centre for public transport re other lakes, Verona etc.


Beware Lake Garda on the Whitsun week-end. We were held up for about 3 hours
on the autostrade going past on our way to Venice a couple of years ago.
There were many miles of virtually stationary German camper vans,
nose-to-tail on the motorway, all turning off to the Lake.


Also avoid the Sunday when they have the Marathon race.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 07:28 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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No answers to the guy's plea, just OT chitchat

"Irwell" a écrit dans le message de groupe de discussion :
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On Fri, 6 Jan 2012 17:18:33 +0000, Mike Lane wrote:

Surreyman wrote on Jan 6, 2012:

Any views, please, on the best centre on Lake Garda in which to stay
for 2 weeks, regarding:

Good resort in itself re restaurants, cafe life, scenic, local
architecture etc.
Good centre for Lake Garda ferries/transportation
Good centre for public transport re other lakes, Verona etc.


Beware Lake Garda on the Whitsun week-end. We were held up for about 3
hours
on the autostrade going past on our way to Venice a couple of years ago.
There were many miles of virtually stationary German camper vans,
nose-to-tail on the motorway, all turning off to the Lake.


Also avoid the Sunday when they have the Marathon race.

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Old January 9th, 2012, 10:44 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
Giovanni Drogo
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On Fri, 6 Jan 2012, Surreyman wrote:

Any views, please, on the best centre on Lake Garda in which to stay
for 2 weeks, regarding:


Not much direct experience but ...

Good centre for Lake Garda ferries/transportation
Good centre for public transport re other lakes, Verona etc.


Lake Garda is shared by three regions (Lombardy on the west, Veneto on
the east, and Trentino for the northern tip). So you should consult the
appropriate regional or provincial timetable. I presume the best
connections to Verona are from the east coast.

There are railways stations only on the south shore, in Peschiera and
Desenzano. I have the impression the latter is not within walking
distance from the pier.

I do not really understand your reference to "other lakes", as the two
major ones (Como and Maggiore) are on the opposite side of Lombardy. I
do not think you mean lake Iseo or Idro (which are closer).

This is the site for the Governmental Navigation on the 3 major lakes
(including Garda). You should find everything about ferry timetables
http://www.navlaghi.it/

For historical reason the shipping service on the 3 major lakes is run
by this Governmental Management. Lake Iseo is run by the Region. I heard
rumours that some ferry services (on lake Maggiore and Como) were
recently reduced because of budget cuts (Region Lombardy commented that
if they were running the service, they won't have cut it). Anyhow the
winter service is usually much reduced vs the spring/summer one.

These are the regional/provincial timetable site

Lombardy
http://62.101.84.174/trl_index.htm

despite the odd URL and the fact it does not have an english section,
this is the best site, since it covers all bus companies as well as
railways and ships, and has also an efficient route search engine (click
on Collegamento tra le principali località della Lombardia). To start
with click on Visualizza tutti gli orari, then TUTTE LE LINEE CHE
PASSANO DAL COMUNE DI ... and then enter the name of the place you want.
You will then get a list of lines, can print full timetable or access
the individual company site.

Province of Verona
http://www.atv.verona.it/flex/cm/pag.../IT/IDPagina/7
I usually prefer to look by "place" in "alphabetic order" (e.g. this
link goes to places whose name starts with B)
http://tech.atv.verona.it/atv_www/or...ocalita_B.html

Trentino
http://www.ttesercizio.it
(look for Alto Garda or Riva del Garda)
 




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