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Limone is a town on the edge of Lake Garda.


Sandwiched between looming rocky massifs over a thousand meters high, and stunning views of the mountains above Malcesine on the opposite shore of lake, Limone is one of the most idyllically situated towns on Lake Garda. The narrow, stone-paved streets that wind their way between the high, stone walls of the ancient buildings, and a long promenade, fringed with cafes and restaurants, that culminates in a beach only add to the appeal, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations on the lake.

This popularity means that Limone is also one of the most touristy places on the lake, which, depending on your perspective, may be a good or a bad thing. It has an abundance of cafes, restaurants and shops selling all manner of souvenirs, food and clothing, and the streets in summer are thronged with tourists. The cafes vie with each other for business and there is often music and even videos blaring from the various establishments.

The town was popular with writers such as Goethe, Ibsen and Lawrence, and more recently was used for filming parts of the James Bond film Quantum of Solace.

One of Limone's more obscure claims to fame comes from the discovery of ApoA-1 Milano, a mutant form of apolipoprotein, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, and is claimed to be responsible for the high number of people aged over 100 in Limone; more then a dozen for its roughly 1000 inhabitants.

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The main road from Salo to Riva del Garda goes through Limone.

Ferries [1] sail between all the major towns on the lake. There is a regular ferry between Limone and Malcesine which costs about €7.

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The official website for Limone [2] has a fairly comprehensive list of accommodation.


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