Lake Garda at Peschiera – Travel Photo Monday

A scrumptious lunch, lake cruise and visit to  Lake Garda at Peschiera

A scrumptious lunch, lake cruise and visit to Lake Garda at Peschiera

A scrumptious lunch, lake cruise and visit to Lake Garda, Peschiera

 

After a full morning of touring around the Lake Garda region, I was getting very hungry and looking forward to a nice long Italian style lunch by a lake front restaurant. We finally made it in the late afternoon to Hosteria al Canal a lakefront restaurant in the scenic walled city of Peschiera. The restaurant fronts the canal separating the walled city from the outside and has kept the village feel intact with its and colorful architecture and cobbled streets.

 

 

Melt in your mouth meat lasagna at  Hosteria al Canal

Melt in your mouth meat lasagna at Hosteria al Canal

 

The van load of travel bloggers visiting the region from around the world were all famished and we were all looking forward to an Italian feast in one of the oldest trattorias in Peschiera at Lake Garda. We started off the mid day meal with a nice plate of antipasti, local favorites from the area which included some salty and flavorful Prosciutto from the region, three types of cheese and some delicious breads. Next came three different types of pasta with specialty sauces made from the region: a luscious lasagna in a creamy béchamel sauce, a simple marinara sauce and the finale was a seafood medley with various shell-fish and oh so tasty mixed pasta in a marinara sauce.

 

Seafood pasta at  Lake Garda at Peschiera

Seafood pasta at Hosteria al Canal

 

 

 

 

A variety of pastas and flat breads were served as antipasti below. Ah so good, I would love to eat this again.

 

 

A selection of antipasti and pastas at  Lake Garda at Peschiera

A selection of antipasti and pastas at Hosteria al Canal

 

I was in pure heaven, and then the host of Hosteria al Canal comes out to say hello and ask us if we want to sample some of the specialty deserts that they make from the restaurant. And to a resounding ‘Yes’ all these yummilicious and gorgeous desserts are presented in these huge platters.

 

Time for Italian desserts at Hosteria al Canal

 

First is this to die for and super flaky layered crème cake and puff pastry, and yes it’s heavenly sinful!

A layered crème and pudding cake with puff pastry at  Lake Garda at Peschiera

A layered crème and pudding cake with puff pastry at Hosteria al Canal in Peschiera

 

Of course one dessert is not enough so the owner brought out a series of really spectacular desserts for us to try all their in-house specialties, I know too good to be true.

 

More specialty  cakes at  Lake Garda at Peschiera

More specialty cakes at Lake Garda at Peschiera

 

 

A lunch feast of local specialties at Lake Garda in Peschiera

A lunch feast of local specialties at Lake Garda in Peschiera

 

Afterwards, a nice cruise around the ramparts and old section of Peschiera and Lake Garda made for a perfect and lazy afternoon sightseeing tour of the area. The skies started to clear from the dull gray and everything just popped with color at every bend on our cruise, here’s a few pictures below of the scenic adventure.

 

Leaving the dock and river front at Lake Garda in Peschiera

Leaving the dock and river front at Lake Garda in Peschiera

 

 

 

The fortress and ramparts at Lake Garda in Peschiera

The fortress and ramparts at Peschiera

 

The exterior ramparts to Peschiera are well-preserved and striking with all the greenery and late fall colors. The  bridge entryway to this mostly pedestrian gate and entry is festooned with flowers filled with blooms, making it a perfect photo capture from the boat.

 

One of the entrance gates to Lake Garda in Peschiera

One of the entrance gates to Peschiera

 

 

 

Bridge to the gate entrance at Lake Garda in Peschiera

Bridge to the gate entrance at Peschiera

 

 

 

A cruise around the ramparts of Lake Garda in Peschiera

A cruise around the ramparts of Peschiera

 

It’s a perfect day to be outdoors cruising the canal around the walled city and the skies were finally turning blue in around the city. Taking photos in the late afternoon light really illuminated the walled city and landscape and made image more interesting. Doesn’t if look like our group of travel bloggers below were enjoying the cruise?

 

 

Cruising the canals of the walled city of Peschiera

Cruising the canals of the walled city of Peschiera

 

Well that was a fun way to eat our way through Peschiera and also enjoy the day outside on the water cruising through the ramparts of the walled city. Thank you for visiting and checking out this post on Lake Garda at Peschiera for Travel Photo Monday.  If you enjoyed the post, please do share it with any of the social media buttons listed around the post, thank you. Also please do visit the other bloggers below sharing their post for Travel Photo Mondays today.

Thanks also to Lake Garda Tourism, the city of Peschiera, Hosteria al Canal for an amazing lunch and our event organizer Lorenzo Bonoldi for the amazing trip to this region. All opinions and thoughts were my own and I really enjoyed touring this wonderful city and lake region in Northeastern Italy.

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17 Responses to Lake Garda at Peschiera – Travel Photo Monday

  1. Johanna Bradley March 30, 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    This takes me back so many years, Noel, but what a delicious experience 🙂

  2. The GypsyNesters March 4, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

    Beautiful photos, as always, and man does that food look good! One of everything please.

  3. Carole Terwilliger Meyers March 4, 2015 at 1:18 pm #

    A walled city AND Italian cuisine–lucky you! Your first image started me salivating big time. It looks so yummy. And I really liked that last shot, too. Nice.

  4. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go March 4, 2015 at 2:11 am #

    OMG! I gained 5 pounds looking at the luscious foods and desserts and I must admit to drooling a bit! Peschiera looks so picturesque with its ancient fortress, the walled city, river and blue sky. A river cruise sounds like a wonderful way to see this beautiful city.

  5. Suzanne Fluhr March 3, 2015 at 10:39 am #

    Noel, as usual, your photos do Garda beyond justice—-not to mention that cream and pudding layer cake. OMG.

  6. Rhonda Albom March 3, 2015 at 10:18 am #

    Looks delicious, although you must have been starving by late afternoon.

  7. Patti Morrow March 2, 2015 at 5:11 pm #

    Oh my! That layered crème and pudding cake is killing me! Also loved the photo of the bridge to the gate entrance at Peschiera — stunning!

  8. budget jan March 2, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    How lucky were you. Mind you I would have been starving by mid-afternoon. The boat ride afterward would have been the perfect conclusion!

  9. Amila March 2, 2015 at 11:30 am #

    All the food look look inviting and appealing.And beautiful views and photos of the lake.

  10. Betsy Wuebker | PassingThru March 2, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    This looks to have been a perfect day: diving into delicious cuisine and cruising a tranquil lake. I love the golden light in your photos, and it especially complements the mood of this particular experience.

  11. Corinne March 2, 2015 at 7:39 am #

    Noel, Awesome photos. I’m glad I just ate or else I’d be raiding the kitchen right about now!

  12. Yasha Langford March 2, 2015 at 7:23 am #

    What beautiful photos – and lovely food. Sounds like the perfect day out at one of my favourite places in Italy – Lago di Garda. Thanks for reminding me of it.

  13. Donna Janke March 2, 2015 at 6:09 am #

    The seafood paella looks wonderful. Great photos – I especially like the one of the ramparts with all the greenery.

  14. Paula McInerney March 1, 2015 at 8:31 pm #

    Lovely photos and now I am hungry. Love the cruise photos particularly Noel.

  15. Anna March 1, 2015 at 7:43 pm #

    Great photos, especially the river/dock one. Really loving the idea of a travel photo Monday – might have to tag along in this mission 🙂

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