Subject: Re: Lake Garda
Hi Joel:

I agree with the other Ziners. Sirmione is a MUST on Lake Garda. On a clear day you might want to take the short and totally enjoyable ferry ride from Sirmione to Garda. Lunch by the lake in either location is lovely.

You'll be close to Verona and it is not to be missed. Do stay within the old city and spend some time watching the world go by at one of the delightful restaurants near the Arena. (It's too bad that the Music Festival at the Arena will be over when you are there in September. There is nothing quite as magical as an evening, open air performance of a Verdi opera at the Arena.)

For a grand dinner in Verona do try to eat at Re Teodorico and/or Dodici Apostoli. The clippings below are from the web - to give you a 'taste'.

" Ristorante Re Teodorico is perched high on a hill at the edge of town, with a panoramic view of Verona and the Adige.
>From its entrance, you descend a cypress-lined road to the ledge- hanging restaurant suggestive of a lavish villa. Tables are set out on a wide flagstone terrace edged with classical ... "

" Ristorante Dodici Apostoli - Operated by the two Gioco brothers, this is Verona's oldest restaurant, in business for 250 years. It's a festive place, steeped in tradition, with frescoed walls and two dining rooms separated by brick arches. Giorgio, the artist of the kitchen, changes his menu daily, while Franco directs the ..."


Lesley Toronto, Canada