Valeggio sul Mincio, another place which I probably never would have seen, if it wasn’t for Couchsurfing. Our amazing host offered to drive us around Lago di Garda for a bit and this was the town he had in mind to go to. With only 15 thousand inhabitants, it sure isn’t a big touristic place to go to. And yet it was very interesting to see that place, an old place which origins go back 2400 years.
Getting up at five in the morning when you’re travelling is hard, but has its advantages. Often you find locations where you only can get a good sunrise instead of a sunset. And, usually, you find a pretty quite environment. This photo I could take when we took a train early in the morning from Desenzano del Garda to Verona. We had to wait an hour for the train, so we tried to make the best of it.
That photo is taken from the old town of Sirmione. Castello Scaligero is what separates the old town from the shore. The whole area is incredible beautiful, only the masses of tourists have been disturbing. I guess next time we have to get up earlier in the morning.
When our host drove us to this place, I had no idea where we were. Those walls seemed strange to me, as i couldn’t see at all what’s behind them. I really didn’t believe that behind there is the city we wanted to visit, but it’s been true. In ancient times, those walls have been the walls of a fortress.
Lago di Garda is a place I can imagine myself to grow old at. And why not with a small boat in a small port like that one? Well, dreams are dreams, but maybe they come true one day. Until then, hopefully I’ll find time to visit the place a couple of times more.