Limone holidays

You find Limone on the north-west side of the spectacular Lake Garda. A quaint and peaceful town, it sits at the base of towering cliffs, which keep it sheltered from the winds. With secluded beaches and pretty harbours, holidays in Limone are perfect for families and couples who want to get away from it all and enjoy some quality downtime together.

You’ll get a good sense of the town’s medieval past by wandering through its narrow streets, dotted with lemon-coloured houses. Despite the area’s fame for growing excellent lemons, Limone’s name is more of a happy coincidence: the name stems from an ancient Latin word meaning ‘boundary’. Lake Garda is shared by three Italian provinces and sits on the boundary of Brescia. With plenty to explore and a plethora of attractions within easy access, you can make your Limone holidays exactly what you want them to be!

Things to do

Porto Vecchio is the little harbour in the heart of the old town with lots of shops and terrace cafes dotted around it. Stop for a spot of lunch and admire the beautiful views of the lake. The churches around here have some stunning frescos, so make sure you stop by. Take a tour of the old lemon and olive groves, and visit the local oil press to see olive oil made in the traditional way. For a relaxing day in the Italian sunshine, head to the pebble beach by the lake. A boat tour of Lake Garda is a great way to see the area and soak up the scenery.

Old-world Charm

With its incredible cliffside setting sandwiched between lake and mountain, Limone could only be reached by boat until the first road was built to it in the 1930s. The town has retained its old-world charm to this day, and it’s the ideal place to come if you want to enjoy a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Go for walks in the mountains, sit down for a long morning coffee in a tight historic street, or laze around by the lake as you soak up some sunshine.

Water Sports

Don’t be fooled into thinking there’s not much going on in Limone though. Lake Garda is renowned for its action-packed water sports, and Limone’s no different. Whether you take to the water to try out a new activity, or you’re a dab hand at things like windsurfing, there’s plenty of fun things to have a go at.

Charming Sights

When it’s time to explore, Limone has some wonderful attractions that you can visit. From stunning churches filled with history and character, to interesting museums, you’ll invariably have incredible views of the scenery while you’re making your way between the sights. There are some fantastic spots where you can make the most of this over dinner too, with bars and restaurants serving authentic home cooked Italian food with breathtaking panoramas of Lake Garda.

Map of Limone

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Whether you want a crisp, snow-strewn break or a sun-bleached summer, Limone holidays are wonderful at any time of year. Book your holiday in the spring or autumn to enjoy mild temperatures and little rainfall.

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Verona Villafranca Airport is just under an hour and a half’s drive from the resort.

Limone is best for...

Best for sporty types: If water sports is your thing, you’ll find plenty on offer at Lake Garda. Choose from a wide selection, including water-skiing, snorkelling, and kayaking.

Best for food lovers: Head to the harbour for a great selection of authentic Italian restaurants with unbeatable views of the lake.

Best for walkers: It’s a great place to walk around, from short, easy strolls to challenging mountain walks for ambitious hikers.

Fast facts for Limone

Language: The language spoken in Limone is Italian, but most of the locals and those working in hotels, restaurants and shops have a good command of English. Download a language app and give a few simple phrases a try!

Currency: You’ll need to exchange your pounds and pence for Euros, before jetting off on your Limone holidays.

Local time: Limone is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Verona Villafranca Airport. The transfer time to Limone is 1.5 hours.

Flight time from UK: The flight time to Limone is 2.5 hours.

Tourist information: Further tourist information can be found at https://visitgarda.com.

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Getting around Limone

By foot: Its compact size meaning it’s ideal to explore on foot.

By bus: Hop on a bus and visit one of the other Lake Garda towns, such as Riva del Garda, Tremosine and Salò.

By water: Lake ferries are another option if you want to visit the surrounding towns and experience Lake Garda from the water.

Events in Limone

For outdoor enthusiasts: In June to September, you can join organised walking tours. These tours will take from as little as half an hour to a whole day, dependant on the level of difficulty of the walk.

For fun lovers: If you’re visiting in May, you might be lucky enough to catch Serata Fantasia e Magia (Fantasy and Magic Evening), where performers, entertainers and magicians take to the streets for a fantastic night of fun and magic.

Limone weather

Temperature: From low single digits in winter to low 20s (°C) in summer.

Best time to visit: Spring or autumn offer mild, comfortable temperatures, with little rainfall.

This destination is great to visit all-year round. Average temperatures don’t drop below zero, even in the winter. Summer is comfortably warm and never too hot due to the cooling wind. July is the hottest month, but comes with the highest average rainfall.

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