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08/09/2019

Which is the BEST TOWN to STAY in LAKE GARDA?

Which is the best area to stay in lake garda? 

  • Sirmione
  • Salò
  • Peschiera
  • Lazise
  • Desenzano
  • Riva del Garda
  • Garda city

These are the best places to stay in lake garda for a long or short breaks.

Which is the best town on Lake Garda?
Which is the best town on Lake Garda?

Let's start our trip...

Which is the best town on Lake Garda?


Hi I'm Moira, born and grew up in Italy. Today I'll talk about one of my favorite resort in Northern Italy for holiday.

where to sleep at Lake Garda
Sirmione

Best places to stay in lake garda


Personally I prefer 👉 to stay in Desenzano as a base for visiting the lake and going out in the evenings. There are various accommodations: apartment, starred hotel, and the downtown is full of bars, ice cream parlors, pizzerias, restaurants, events ...

⇨ If I want to sunbathe and swimming in the lake, I prefer to Manerba del Garda. I really like the view in this area: it was love at first sight. In fact I have already booked 2 weekends in July and August at this lakefront hotel. 👉 Manerba del Garda.

The beaches are pebbly, free or with the possibility to rent sunbeds and deckchairs, there is a kilometer walk along the coast and on the other side there are all the residences and campsites full of tourists.

👉 Self-catering lake Garda

Also nice to visit the "island of rabbits" (The island of San Biagio): an island far 200 meters from the coast can also be reached by walking through the stretch of water that separates it from the mainland. To do during the low tide.

What is the best neighborhood to stay at in Lake Garda?
Manerba

In the picture I was in the middle of Lake Garda just near the island of San Biagio. From here you can see a wonderful sunset.


Best town to stay in lake garda

  • Sirmione

Best place to stay in lake garda for couples

For those who prefer lively places, the most beautiful place in Garda is certainly Sirmione.
The village of Sirmione is as fascinating as it is crowded with tourists. One of the most famous and visited places of Garda thanks to the famous Aquaria Thermal SPA with its outdoor swimming pools heated in winter.

In the evening Sirmione lights up like a little Paris, there are numerous restaurants and bars for all tastes so if you want to stay in a lively center, even if small, I suggest you stay here. In summer it is very crowded especially on weekends. The season starts at Easter and lasts until the end of October.

Scaliger Castle, Sirmione


Tip: Choose an accommodation with parking included otherwise you will have to pay a parking space in this area and they are quite expensive.

If you are traveling in the summer, I suggest you to stay in this Holiday Village near Sirmione where the parking space is included in the price and you can enjoy a beautiful swimming pool.
Staying in the center of Sirmione is not comfortable, the area is a ztl (Limited traffic zone).
Better to stay just outside the Scaliger castle or in neighboring towns like Colombare and Lugana, it is less expensive. However, if you want to experience the magic of staying in the center of Sirmione, prefer this structure where you can park in the backyard, for free: ⇨ stay in Sirmione peninsula.

To know: There is a convenient shuttle bus service that from Colombare takes you directly in front of the Sirmione castle gate. The cost is € 1 each way per person (simple travel ticket can be purchased on the ground for € 1.00 or € 1.50 if you buy the ticket on board the bus).


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What are the best cities to stay at in Lake Garda?

  • Salò

Salò is located in the south-west part of Lake Garda in the zone known as the Riviera dei Limoni: among the mountains, natural landscapes and tranquility.

The most touristic area of Salò, and the most characteristic, is enclosed in the historical center composed narrow streets, alleys and squares with ancient noble palaces, elegant shops, numerous restaurants and hotels. Surely, together with Riva del Garda, it is one of the most chic areas of the lake with its Art Nouveau buildings.

Salò, Garda lake


Beaches: In Salò you will find free beach equipped with sunbeds and umbrellas (if you want to pay the rental) and a part of the beach allowed for dogs.

Staying on Lake Garda can be quite expensive. If you want to save money, I advice you to look for an accommodation not just in front of the lake but in the neighboring countries. If you are looking for a place with reasonable prices to be on Lake Garda, with a nice terrace overlooking the lake and a garden overlooking the mountains, I suggest the House of one of the group members I manage on Facebook: Elsa Anselmini. She and her beautiful family are local experts who will help you by giving you tips on things to do and visit. Check availability 👉 Lake Garda holiday apartment.

  • Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda is surrounded by mountains, the climate here will be more variable and cool compared to the southern countries of the lake (Desenzano, Sirmione ...) so if you are looking for a location with a more tolerable climate in summer, head here.

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Riva del Garda view from the lake

Riva del Garda is the area indicated for those looking for a wide beach and / or a lover of water sports. The city is cosmopolitan, there are many German tourists. The historic center is as characteristic as all the villages on Lake Garda. There are a good number of accommodation, facilities and is a good starting point to see the upper part of Lake Garda and the neighboring Trentino towns.

alloggiare sul garda
Riva del Garda

I recently stayed in Riva del Garda (early January), I stayed in a very comfortable hotel near the lake and the historic center (but not in the ztl area).
It's called 👉 Grand Hotel Liberty.

There are various rooms with affordable prices to be a Grand hotel. Included in the price there was the use of the internal SPA (swimming pools and saunas) and the abundant breakfast with a very inviting buffet: mini krapfen (delicious), cakes, speck jams and local cheeses. There are often discount offers for booking a room. Good location for a romantic weekend.

best place to stay on lake garda
Hotel Liberty, Riva del Garda

  • Desenzano

Best area on Lake Garda for shopping


There are a few beaches in Desenzano and rather small. The most comfortable equipped with a bar and a sunbed and deck chair is located just outside the historic center and it is called "Desenzanino Sea side resort".
The local market takes place every Tuesday morning along the street overlooking the lake in the downtown core.
Along the coast there are also the most popular discos, pubs, clubs... for nightlife lovers.
I always stay around via Olimpia in one of the many apartments in this area because there are convenient parking lots (free in low season ). The accommodation along this area are near the beach like this B & B overlooking the lake. See the accommodations in the recommended area, in the map below ⇩:


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  • Lazise and Peschiera

Garda where to sleep for theme parks


Lazise and Peschiera are the best places to stay to reach the most popular amusement park in this area from the best known Gardaland (located in Ronchi in the town of Castelnuovo del Garda) to Movieland (Lasize), Caneva world aquapark (located in Pacengo, fraction of Lazise). A few kilometers away from each other, as you can see in the map below.


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They are 2 very pretty places. Villages full of narrow alleys, shops, restaurants, hotels. Both in Peschiera and Lasize you can find a corner where you can lie down to sunbathe but if you really want to suggest the widest and longest beach area, choose, without a doubt, Peschiera del Garda.
This apartment is 200 meters from the lakefront Mazzini ⇨ B & B in Peschiera .


  • Garda city


Garda is a village located on the east coast of the homonymous lake.
As you can see in the pictures, there is a nice old town also full of shops, bars, restaurants, hotels like all the villages of the lake as they are very touristy and visited.

garda piazza
Garda downtown


From the historical center a road runs along the lake where people, in some area without rocks, sunbathe. The photo below is not retouched, colors are just those of the lake that I photographed in one of my beloved walks.
If you want to stay in this area for a weekend, I recommend a modern B & B with parking included ⇨ best are to stay in Garda.

lago di Garda
Garda lake panorama

Well, my tips are finished. I guided you to discover the 6 most popular villages of Garda where to stay.
Whatever your choice, I'm sure you'll be fine because they are all wonderful places.
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Apdated December 2019
by Moira Tips

01/09/2019

BEST AREA TO STAY IN DUBAI EXPO 2020

Let's see what is the best area to stay in Dubai for EXPO 2020.

Counting on the detailed information of a friend who lives in Dubai with her husband and children, I transcribed everything to facilitate your choice.
Dubai is quite large and divided into several neighborhoods.

Where is the location of Expo 2020 in Dubai?
  • If you want to quickly reach the Dubai expo, which will start on October 20, 2020, it is better to look for accommodation in the neighborhood called Dubai Investment Park.
Let's see them...

best place to stay in dubai

BEST AREA TO STAY IN DUBAI FOR EXPO 2020?


Expo 2020 where in Dubai?


  • The expo area will rise on an area called: Dubai Investment Park. It is located in the southwest of Dubai. 

It is an industrial and residential area where there are large skyscrapers, towers, renowned recreational attractions such as IMG Worlds of Adventure, Legoland Dubai, Miracle Garden, Global Village and Dubai Parks.
 

Expo 2020 Dubai dates

  • Expo Dubai will take place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021. The exhibition area will be located near the Al Maktoum airport.
👉 Search for accommodation on the map below. Enter the dates of your stay to get a quote. I advise you to book in advance: prices will tend to increase. Be foresight.

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What's the closest airport to Expo Dubai?


There are 2 airports in Dubai but if you want to stay near the airport closest to the Expo, head to the Al Maktoum international airport located in the "Dubai world central" district in the area called Aviation City of Dubai. As you can see in the map above, it is about 20km from the Dubai 2020 expo.

dove alloggiare a dubai per expo
Expo Dubai in costruzione

How to get to Expo Dubai?

The Dubai expo, will be held in an exhibition area of 45,000 square meters (so put your comfortable shoes on) and will be easily accessible from any hotel thanks to the "Metro Expo" (line under construction) or by taking an "Expo Riders" bus dedicated to the event. Do not worry that wherever you are staying in Dubai, they are very organized here and everything will be done to make access to the expo very easy.

Where is the best place to stay in Dubai

  • Al Barsha - budget accommodation
  • Jumeirah Beach / Marina area - beach holidays
  • Burj Al Arab of Dubai and / or Jumeirah Beach Hotel or luxury hotel
  • Trade center Dubai for shopping


- quick summary -

  • The best place to stay to visit the expo in Dubai is the - Dubai Investment Park.
  • The area where I recommend staying in Dubai for beach holiday is Jumeirah beach in front of Dubai Marina which is one of the most beautiful areas in Dubai. 
  • The best location to stay in Dubai for cheap hotels is Al Barsha.
  • If you want to go shopping in Dubai, stay in the Downtown Dubai area. Here is also the largest shopping center in the world: the Dubai Mall.

Where to stay in Dubai on a budget


Dubai cheap accommodation

If you want to stay in Dubai on a budget, you have to head to the neighborhood called Al Barsha. Book an Accommodation in this District if you want to stay close to Mall of the Emirates and the Sharaf DG subway, convenient for seeing all of Dubai by public transport.

👉 The cheapest hotels in Dubai are located in this area which is also convenient for business travel.
👉 My tip: Ibis Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Road.


Dubai's best area for shopping


The best area of Dubai for shopping is located in the district called "Trade center Dubai": here is also the largest shopping center in the world, the Dubai Mall. One of the best locations to stay in the heart of Dubai: along the Sheikh Zayed Road, here is the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Center - DICEC. The Trade Center - Downtown Dubai area, is a great choice if you are interested in designer stores, entertainment and restaurants

👉 Trade center Accommodation tip

The best time to visit Dubai 


Dubai is not an economic destination. It is divided into several neighborhoods and temperatures often rise above 40 degrees.

  • The best time to visit Dubai is in winter season from November to March. It is in Asia, in the Arabian peninsula overlooks the persian Gulf.

Best time to visit Dubai
Which is the best location to stay in Dubai?
Well, I hope I helped you choose the best area to stay in Dubai for Expo. I am sure you will be fascinated by this city of many facets and opportunities.

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Last updated December 2019
by Moira Tips

28/06/2019

Où séjourner dans le nord de la Sardaigne?

Principaux pays touristiques où loger dans le Cotè D'émeraude: 

Leggilo in italiano 👉 Costa Smeralda dove alloggiare
Read it in english 👉 Where to stay in Costa Smeralda
Dans quelle ville loger en Sardaigne?
Dans quelle ville loger en Sardaigne?

  • Cannigione
  • Porto Cervo
  • Baja Sardinia
  • Arzachena
  • Golfo Aranci
  • Poltu Quatu
  • Olbia
  • Palau

Je suppose que vous êtes intéressé par cette partie de la Sardaigne qui, vous le savez déjà, n'est PAS la moins chère de l'île. Cependant, outre le logement à Porto Cervo pour 2000 € par nuit, il existe encore des solutions plus abordables.

👉 Liste des hébergements les moins chers sur la Costa Smeralda.

Si votre budget pour des vacances en Sardaigne est faible, laissez la Costa Smeralda derrière vous et concentrez-vous sur la zone sud.

👉  Liste des hébergements les moins chers dans le sud de la Sardaigne.

La côte d'Émeraude est l'une des régions les plus populaires de la Sardaigne, généralement fréquentée par des personnalités de marque et des milliardaires.

Cette région regorge de plages de sable blanc, d’un magnifique littoral surplombant la mer vert émeraude d’où son nom et d’un grand afflux de touristes. Tout cela n'en fait pas l'un des quartiers les moins chers de la Sardaigne.

Mais si vous voulez rester dans cette région, nous pouvons voir parmi les différents endroits qui offrent les prix les plus bas.

Lire l'article complet 👇

Dans quelle ville loger en Sardaigne


Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips

which is better San Antonio or Playa d'en Bossa

27/06/2019

Which is the best area to stay in Ibiza?

Holiday to Ibiza 2019. If you are looking for the best area to stay in Ibiza, you can choose between these countries:

  • Playa d'En Bossa
  • Ibiza città (Eivissa)
  • Sant Antoni de Portmany
  • Cala Tarida
  • Santa Eularia des Riu
  • Es Canar
  • Cala Sant Vincent
  • Cala Portinax

best places to stay in Ibiza
Best area Ibiza

Read it the full article:


Area Trend: Wi Ki Woo Hotel Ibiza 👉 Booking a room in this area or
👉 Cheapest accommodation in San Antonio

Updated Giugno 2019
Moira Tips

28/03/2019

BEST PLACE TO STAY IN FORMENTERA

Best places to stay in Formentera:

  • Es Pujols
  • Platja Migjorn
  • La Mola
  • La Savina
  • San Ferrán de ses Roques
  • Es Caló de Sant Agustí
  • Cala Saona

Best area to stay in Formentera
best place to stay in Formentera

WHERE TO STAY IN FORMENTERA


The area in which I recommend staying in Formentera is Es Pujols which is the liveliest area, with beautiful beaches, bars and restaurants by the sea. And it is the area favored by the Vips (sockplayers, soubrette ...).

HOLIDAYS in FORMENTERA do it yourself

- 3 steps to organize the trip -

☑️ Formentera does NOT have an airport that can be reached by ferry. The easiest way is to fly with Ryanair to Ibiza.
☑️ From the port of Ibiza you can reach Formentera by hydrofoil or ferry.
☑️ Book a hotel or apartment on Booking. If you do not see the map with the prices of the various structures, refresh the page and / or enter the relevant date. 👇 Prices are per accommodation and not per person.



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BEST PLACES TO STAY IN FORMENTERA


  • Es Pujols


Formentera is a wild island completely different from the neighboring Ibiza. If you want to stay "out of the world" for a few days laying down in one of the beautiful beaches that surround the island, Formentera is the place for you.

BUT if you want to stay in a touristic place in Formentera in which there are shops, restaurants, bars, nightclubs... look for an accommodation in Es Pujols.

In this village the evenings are lively, it is the most frequented place on the island, there are many tourists.
I recommend Es Pujols to those who do NOT want to be too secluded.
Favorite area for VIPs (footballers and celebrities): you can find them in June, hardly in August, when there is the peak of the flow of tourists.

The Balearic Islands are not an economic destination in the summer months especially in Es Pujols you risk not to find anything, if you don't book early.

Es Pujols is close to the 2 most popular beaches of the island that extend into this isthmus (they are really suggestive):

  • Platja de Llevant, 
  • Playa de Illetas

Platja de Llevant, Playa de illetas
Best beaches in Formentera

If you want to stay near this area/beach, I suggest:

👉 Hotel Rosamar Playa de Llevant




  • Platja Migjorn (Playa Mitjorn)


I stayed in this part of the island on my first trip to Formentera, so many years ago in June.

This photo of Migjorn is offered by TripAdvisor

This part of the island is more windy and has consequently the rough sea than the other shore. There wasn't much to do in June. The area is quieter than Es Pujols.
From this beach you can see a beautiful sunset: one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Photos do not make the idea.

This photo of Playa de Migjorn is courtesy of TripAdvisor

In Migjorn there is a wide beach, as you can see in the picture. Since the area is "fresher" it is recommended to stay here in the hottest periods: late July - mid-August.

👉 This guest house is just 300 m from the Migjorn beach.


  • La Savina

Small village where ferries dock. In this place there is the tourist office so I advise you to go there to get the map of the island and some brochures.

This photo of La Savina is offered by TripAdvisor


Ideal place for those who want to stay in a quieter and economic area compared to Es Pujols but easily reach, by bus, car or scooter.

If you want to stay near La Savina it is best to look for accommodation that faces the Estany des Peix lagoon.
The suggested residence has a beautiful location overlooking the lagoon from which you can watch the sunset.

👉 Lago Dorado Residence


  • San Ferrán de ses Roques


This village does not overlook the sea but is a place in the hinterland of Formentera and I recommend it to those who want to take a touring vacation. Considering that the island is narrow, when I say "inland", It means that Playa de ses Illetes and La Savina are about 5 kilometers away.

This area is a good starting point to visit the whole island and the prices are lower than accommodation in the tourist areas. For some it may be a good compromise.
Evenings can be spent in the downtown: there are several restaurants with a nice atmosphere.

Apartment a San Ferrán de ses Roques

  • Es Caló de Sant Agustí


Here we are on the northern side of the island. The area is wilder, the accommodation are holiday apartments rather then hotel. The beach is "wild" as you can see in the picture.

The sea of ​​Formentera is something spectacular: a succession of isthmuses and coves where it is really impossible not to dip.

Apartment a Es Caló de Sant Agustí

This photo of Playa Ses Platgetes is offered by TripAdvisor


  • Cala Saona

Cala Saona is a beautiful conca beach. An isolated cove which is accessed from a road shaded by the surrounding vegetation.

Cala Saona
Cala Saona, Formentera

If your ideal holiday is a secluded place in the midst of nature where you can see romantic sunsets, I suggest you this hotel located a few meters from this beautiful beach of Formentera.

👉 Hotel Cala Saona



What to do in Formentera?


- Sunbathe on the beach,
- Diving,
- Visiting the wild island to discover coves, villages...
- Espalmador boat ride: private island near Formentera (crystal clear water).

This photo of Es Espalmador is offered by TripAdvisor

- Pilar del Mola: lighthouse with panoramic view
- Cap de Barbaria (lighthouse)

what to see formentera

- Calo Des Mort: Tropical sandy beach. Beach bordered by rocky cliffs, with clear water, fine sand and panoramic view.
- Camí de Sa pujada: trekking! Following this ancient Roman road, you will see a breathtaking panorama.

Calo des Mort

Getting around the island


The ferry that departs from Ibiza will head to La Savina. As all the tourists disembark here, you will find numerous rental agencies for scooters, bicycles... And also the bus that takes you to the main tourist resorts.

Curiosity:

Formentera owes its name to the Romans who named it Fromentaria which means the island of wheat.
The island is flat, without mountains with salt marshes, vegetation and inlets.


Well, that's all! If the article is useful to you, or you want to suggest to your friends a destination for summer holidays, you can share this article clicking the symbol of social you see below.

We will update, to the next travel guide. 😉

updated march 2019
Moira R.

26/01/2019

BEAUTIFUL PLACES near MILAN

The most beautiful places to visit near Milan: Lombardia lakes, villas, castles... Italy day trip.
Milan points of interest. Places to visit around Milan. Towns near Milan worth visiting.

Whether you stay in Milan for a pleasure trip or on business, you might consider prolonging your stay so as to see some interesting places less than 100 km from the chief-town of Lombardy. 

After visiting the Castle of the Sforzas, the cathedral, the Victor Emmanuel II gallery, the monumental cemetery and the church of Saint Ambrogio and after having the inevitable aperitif (happy hour) in the "Navigli" area, you can organize pleasant outings to 6 places that are easily reachable by car or by bus/train.

places to visit around milan
Navigli Milano ideal for nightlife
Stay close to Navigli?



To Know: If You love Leonardo da Vinci, don't forget to go and see The Last Supper in the refectory of the Convent of Saint Maria delle Grazie in Milan.
Booking is obligatory for an attraction that is in such demand.

In this post:

  1. Visit Crespi D'Adda ,
  2. Visit Bergamo,
  3. Visit Como Lake villas ,
  4. Visit Castles near Milan
  5. Visit Isola Bella, Lake Maggiore,
  6. Visit Iseo Lake e Montisola.
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