Lago di Garda maybe lacks the mountainous drama of Lago di Como. Here the lake is much wider, distances across the water much greater, and the hills on the other side of the lake a distant shadow.
Against that being further from the mountains the climate is a little more reliable and perhaps a little warmer Certainly we had nothing to complain about on the weather front today.
Bardolino was very busy today with people visiting for the day as it is the May 1st public holiday. We had a wander around in the morning before meeting up with our friends in the afternoon and evening.
The main picture shows the Italia paddle steamer arriving at Bardolino. Lake Como has a paddle steamer of a similar appearance, but we do not see it very often.