Two weeks to Italy by Rail            29th May - 12th June 2014

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Day 9 - Friday 6th June 2014

We were up early and down to the ferry point in Sirmione in time to buy tickets for the ferry across to Garda. We went on a fast service on a catamaran type boat.

Catamaran Ferry on Lake Garda     Ferry approaching Sirmione.      Garda 1  Approaching Garda.      Garda 2   Further view of Garda

Garda is a quite a large town but the historic core is quite small, with narrow streets and lots of tourists. The lake front has been well developed and each Friday there is a very large market spread along it.

Garda Martket      Garda market        Garda 3   In the midst of the market can be seen a small outdoor theatre space.

Garda 3     We stopped at Lazise on the way back to Sirmione - this time on a Batello (a slower ferry boat of traditional form)

Lazise   Lazise 2   Lazise is unusual in having its historic town walls surrounding the historic centre almost the entire way round.

Hotel Continental, Sirmione     We passed by our hotel on the way back to Sirmione.