Micky on Tour in Italy

We made some trips to Italy. I'm really sorry that I had no opportunity to make more photos. But at this time I didn't own a digital camera or a handheld phone.

Timmelsjoch

Passo del Rombo - 2474m / 8116 ft

It is a high mountain pass that creates a link through the Ötztal Alps along the border between Austria and Italy. The pass is sometimes called the "secret passage" because it is little-used compared to the much easier and lower Brenner Pass

Lago di Garda

short break in Riva del Garda on a sunny morning.

Lake Garda or Lago Bènaco, is the largest lake in Italy. It is a popular holiday location and is located in northern Italy, about halfway between Brescia and Verona, and between Venezia and Milano.

Malcesine - Italy

our little appartment high over the lake

The comune of Malcesine consists of (from north to south) Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. It stretches along the Via Gardesana Orientale (Strada Statale 249) and is nestled between Lake Garda and the slopes of Monte Baldo. Malcesine is the northernmost comune on the Veneto shore of the lake, immediately to its north lies Trentino Alto Adige.

Riva del Garda

short break on our way from Riva to Malchesine

Riva del Garda is located at the north-western corner of Lake Garda, approximately 70 metres (230 feet) above sea level. The town is located at the southern edge of the Italian Alps, near the Dolomites. It is bordered by Monte Rocchetta to the west and Monte Brione, 376 metres (1,234 ft) above sea level, to the east. East of Riva del Garda is the village Torbole, bordered by Monte Baldo.

Malcesine - Skaliger Fortress

Malcesine's most prominent landmark is the Castello Scaligero, which has 13th-century fortifications and an older medieval tower in white natural stone. Like the castle of Sirmione at the southern end of the lake, it is named for the della Scala family of Verona who ruled the region in the 13th and 14th centuries, and has the characteristic swallow-tail Ghibelline merlon crenallations.