Postcards from Lake Garda

Salò, ItalyIf you’ve followed my blog for a while, you know about our planned five day October adventure to tour the stunning Lake Garda region of Italy. And if you’re on Facebook, you saw just a glimpse of this incredible trip with our group of nine adventurous and extraordinarily nice people. With almost 1,000 photos on my camera and added to that the photos taken by everyone else, we have a very well documented experience. From our home base in Desenzano, we toured so many interesting places, feasted on exceptional food while consuming an abundance of remarkable local wine.  I feel so fortunate to have had such an amazing group of people who came along on our first tour.  From the bottom of my heart, I thank everyone who joined Deborah and I for our Virgin tour of Lake Garda. I hope you enjoy a few snapshots of our unforgettable trip…and stay tuned for information on our Spring 2015 Lake Garda Experience Tour.

 Mother Nature was on our side for our visit to Isola del Garda.Isola del Garda

Isola del Garda

A picture perfect day at Isola del Garda.

 And she was still kind for the 85th Bardolino Grape and Wine Festival.

Bardolino Grape and Wine Festival

Cincin! Saluti! And let’s try this!

Cooking with Flavio and Michele at the Manestrini family’s San Rocco was a real treat!


Cooking at San Rocco

Look what we made! And sautéed veal, polenta and tiramisu, too…

And a little history with a visit to the city of Brescia…

Brescia, Italy

Brescia is UNESCO World Heritage site with history everywhere we looked.

More food, wine and charming towns…

Lake Garda Experience

New friends exploring a beautiful region of Italy together for an unforgettable experience – I hope you’ll join us next year!

Sunset over Lake Garda