Limone Travel Summary

Clinging to the rocks on the north-western shore of Lake Garda, the picturesque town of Limone is renowned for its dramatic picture-post card setting and fragrant lemon groves.  Limone, or Limone Sul Garda, is characterised by its collection of pastel coloured stone houses, villas and hotels clinging to steep, rocky slopes that are perched above the shores of Lake Garda.


The Limone Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Limone:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town:

The village is characterised by narrow cobbled lanes and steps that wind around its shops, restaurants and traditional shuttered houses. Wander through the bustling promenade and you’ll catch some spectacular views across the lake, to the imposing peaks of the Monte Baldo. And don’t miss out the lemon gardens and museum, for a glimpse into the history of Limone’s citrus groves.  You will find a number of shops selling the famous lemon soap and Limoncello (an Italian lemon liqueur.)


The immaculately kept lakeside centre of Limone offers a beautiful wide promenade leading into the historic part of the village, which is teeming with Charming shops, boutiques, Gelaterias, Cafés and restaurants.

The central ferry stop, which is situated in the heart of this pedestrianised area, allows you to discover the Lake Garda. Attractive Riva del Garda is close by and you may be tempted to take a ‘Malcesine by night’ boat trip across the lake and enjoy the tipple of your choice as you marvel at the lights flickering off the water.


Overall Limone makes a great stop if you have bought a ferry day ticket with some great restaurants to sit down and watch the world go by.


2. What to See:

Chiesa di San Benedetto:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The Church of San Benedetto in Limone sul Garda was built by Andrea Pernis, originally from Como in 1691
  • Inside the church there is a single nave with numerous decorated bays
  • There are some artistic masterpieces starting from the early sixteenth century such as the altarpiece depicting the “Deposition of Jesus” by Battista d’Angolo called il Moro of 1547, located above the high altar.
  • Also noteworthy are two large canvases depicting “The Supper in the house of Simone Pharisee” and “The adoration of the Magi” both works by Andrea Celesti


Strada del Ponale:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The Strada del Ponale connects Riva del Garda and the Valle di Ledro
  • Originally built in the second half of the 19th century, it was replaced by a modern tunnel only 20 years ago
  • Since 2004 it has been closed to traffic and limited to cyclists and hikers
  • Thanks to its position and architecture, the old Strada del Ponale is one of the most beautiful historical panoramic roads in Europe


Limone Beaches:

  • There are several beaches in Limone sul Garda:
  • Tifu is south of Limone sul Garda
  • Cola is close to the promenade
  • Foce Torrente San Giovanni is next to Spiaggia Cola
  • Grostol is close to the centre of Limone sul Garda


Limone old town:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The fishing village of Limone sul Garda will enchant you with its classical Italian style, fine gastronomy and its atmosphere
  • It has been able to maintain its old village charm, with many ancient houses, narrow cobblestone streets, and tiny harbour framed by mountains
  • The picture-perfect old town has lovely cobblestone streets filled with a feast of small shops selling local specialties, boutiques and great restaurants
  • Take a look at the small ports of Porto Vecchio and Porto Nuovo and take a look at the stately Palazzo Gherardi, which was built in the 15th century


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