In August 2018, our family took a two week driving holiday from our home in The Hague, the Netherlands, to Lake Garda, Italy - via Austria and Germany. You can follow along here.
2018 Zomervakantie Days 13 and 14 driving home
The original plan was to take our time driving home and spend a few days along the way in Ulm and Heidelberg. However after a week camping, I was really keen to get home and the family agreed. We spent a night in Ulm on Monday 13 August.
2018 Zomervakantie Day 12 – Lazise
We visited the beautiful town of Lazise, only about 15 minutes away from our campsite. With it's impressive medieval gate and castle, it's a lovely place to wander for a while.
2018 Zomervakantie Day 11 – Medieval Dinner
We spent the day at the campsite and near the lake. There were some markets to browse as well. The girls and their cousins had fun on a rental peddleboat: In the evening, we walked about 1km to the Medieval Times restaurant: Their promo video: https://youtu.be/eNoEW6ZWodM It was fairly cheesy but fun. Hard to hear … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie Day 11 – Medieval Dinner
2018 Zomervakantie Day 10 – Verona and Gardaland
In fair Verona, where we lay our scene...a day trip, and an evening visit to Gardaland.
2018 Zomervakantie day 9 – Sirmione
At first we had planned to take a boat from Lazise to Sirmione but as I'd been feeling unwell, we thought the car would offer us more flexibility. We didn't even make it very close to the centre when we were redirected by traffic police. Soon, we realised why - Sirmione is located on a … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie day 9 – Sirmione
2018 Zomervakantie Day 8 – Lake Garda
Today we stayed at the Campground, Camping Lido. The girls love the pool. I read a book. Really, really hot. Must hit 40 in the daytime in the tent. We have a small fan but it doesn't do much. Looked into some day trips (though didn't end up taking any). The girls were excited when … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie Day 8 – Lake Garda
2018 Zomervakantie Day 7 – Parco delle Cascate waterfalls
Parco delle Cascate We took a trip to Molina, a medieval village, and a lovely walk to the waterfalls. Especially on a hot day, it was a great way to spend a few hours. It was about a 45 minute drive, much of the last part was very narrow windy roads, but with lovely views. … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie Day 7 – Parco delle Cascate waterfalls
2018 Zomervakantie – Days 6 to 12 Lake Garda Dutch camping
We left the Austrian Alps in the morning on day 6 of our Zomervakantie and headed for Italy. Around 11am, we arrived at Camping Lido, situated on Lake Garda, Italy. My husband had booked a "camping", which is a very popular type of holiday for Dutchies. What I didn't realise, and was actually quite shocked … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie – Days 6 to 12 Lake Garda Dutch camping
2018 Zomervakantie – Day 5 Reuttener Seilbahnen
We had a relaxed morning at the lodge and then walked for a short distance to the Reuttener Seilbahnen. Our accommodation gave us a 50% discount card for the return journey making it around 30 euros for a family. What a delight at the top to hear the cowbells as we stepped out of the … Continue reading 2018 Zomervakantie – Day 5 Reuttener Seilbahnen