Day – 1
Flight with EasyJet went ok, although late by about 45 minutes. Usual car rip off, extra insurance required at a cost plus the smallest Peugeot ever, who drives this crap? Greeted by typical UK weather, rain! Drove to Sirmione, hotel in a fabulous location on the waters edge, cross between Brugge/Prague & Venice. Had a wander, late lunch and a late meal. Knackered!

Day – 2
Woke up to a cloudy day, ok breakfast, lovely boat-trip around the peninsula. Pizza for lunch followed by the rain, so a wet trip around the Castle. Went to the spa which was very good, natural hot spring water ala Iceland, very warm and sulphurous. Very nice meal out, got talking to an Isreali couple who recommended Portofino as a holiday destination.

Day – 3
Sunshine! Set off around 10am for a drive around the island, West coast was extremely pretty, Loadsa cyclists and lots of long tunnels. Stopped at Riva Del Garda to look around plus lunch. Drove back along the East Coast which was more beachy but still pretty. Traffic busy as we got closer to Sirmione. Coffee and cake by the lake, quick spa. Watched the sunset and went for a meal, bumped into the Isreali couple and awkwardly ended up having a meal with them. Interesting couple.

Day – 4
I woke up early at 6:30 and went for a wander. Breakfast and then a stroll before heading off to the airport. Fairly straightforward trip home.

Conclusion:- Extremely pretty place, lovely hotel in a fantastic location. 

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