LIMONE SUL GARDA
A PLACE TO INSPIRE POETSI
Limone sul Garda, a beautiful jewel nestled between the mountains and the lake, has fascinated writers and poets throughout the ages; many were so inspired by its beauty, that they immortalised it in their works. J.W. Goethe, for example, one of the greatest German writers and poets, described Limone in his Italian Journey, admiring it while he was on a boat sailing from Malcesine to Torbole: 13 September 1786 – “We sailed past Limone, with its terraced gardens perched on the hill slopes: it was a spectacle of abundance and grace…”
MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE ON LAKE GARDA
Until 1931, Limone was cut off from neighbouring towns as it could only be reached from the lake or through the mountains. The population subsisted on fishing and the cultivation of olive trees; from the first half of the 15th century onwards, however, under the domination of the Republic of Venice, other forms of agricultural activity were embraced, such as the construction of lemon groves.
LIMONE, MILD CLIMATE AND MAGICAL ATMOSPHERE
These quintessential greenhouses and a particularly mild climate, even during the winter months, consented such abundant crops of lemons, citrons and oranges that La Serenissima, the former Republic of Venice, exported citrus fruits all over Europe.
Still today, Limone remains the northernmost place worldwide where citrus fruits are cultivated. When Limone was finally connected to the neighbouring towns by means of the western Gardesana road, its years of isolation ended.
TOURIST WELLNESS CENTRE
Over the years, Limone has become one of the most important tourist destinations on Lake Garda; from an architectural point of view, however, it has preserved its traditional identity as a fishing village. It’s a magical experience to lose yourself among the narrow streets of the old town, allowing all the picturesque nooks and crannies to captivate you. Limone sul Garda, with its gentle climate, is lively and event-filled and the perfect place to choose for your holiday, whatever the season.