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Having just returned from a holiday in Garda here are my first impressions of the town.
Garda seems a smaller version of many of the towns around the lake and is an ideal situation to visit some of these by either bus or ferry.
The side streets were enjoyable to walk around in the evening with a lively buzz to them. Many of the shops were selling clothes, although many seemed to go to the same supplier. There were a lesser range of retailers selling a variety of items such as Italian leather handbags and jackets, brightly coloured pottery and of course Italian Olive oils and other cooking ingredients. It was nice to see that there weren't shops selling the more tacky souvenirs you find in some holiday resorts.
Along the seafront, there was a range of bars and restaurants with stunning views across the lake. Here people spent the evening enjoying food and drink or promenading along the front often with an ice cream in hand.
(This is a digital drawing I did of one of the side streets during the day)
During our stay we saw some impressive sunsets which changed every night. Normally, the sea turned a pinkish or orange colour as the sun set behind the distant mountains. On one occasion there was a stunning sky as an approaching storm gathered strength. I did a digital drawing of two of these skies, It was good practice on my iPad. The colours are slightly exaggerated a little, as I was inspired so much by the scenes.