Holidays in Limone sul Garda – experience the Environs
Limone on Lake Gara – a charming old town
The picturesque town of Limone is located on the north-western shore of Lake Garda. “Limone” means “lemon” in Italian and the town is known for the cultivation of lemons and other citrus fruits. But the name is a coincidence as the etymology is not related to citrus, but to the Celtic term "limo" which means "elm".
The mild climate that characterises the entire area of Lake Garda also encourages Limone’s lush growth of Mediterranean vegetation, rich in agaves, oleanders, palms and cypresses, centuries-old olive trees, and citrus fruits. Regardless of the origin of its name, lemons have slowly but surely become the symbol of this pretty town and home to countless fisherman and farmers. Nowaday, Limone is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the northern shores of Lake Garda. A holiday in Limone sul Garda invites to visit its lemon groves and ancient greenhouses made of stone and wood built to protect the delicate citrus trees during the coldest months of the year.
Discover Limone on Lake Garda on foot
During your holidays in Limone sul Garda, after a stroll along the lively main street full of bars, ice cream parlours, and shops, it’s time to discover the authentic Limone on Lake Grda,. Get lost in the narrow alleys of the old town, walk between the stone houses with flowered balconies and visit the Chiesa di San Rocco from the sixteenth century with a beautiful panorama over the town and the lake. From here you can walk along the lake promenade to the characteristic little harbour and stop in one of the typical restaurants to taste the fish specialties.