Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Derby & Lake Garda
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No house, just the motorhome here. I did cancel the order for the new Swift - and the saga just drags on. Still, the local dealers are getting good at effecting repairs! LOL
Winter - difficult to answer. I visited Garda in January 2006 - and was offered beautiful sun by day with fanstastic views of the lake and mountains. Temps were about +10 by day and about - 10 by night.
This winter - we arrived on the 4th of January - days were mixed - sun, rain, cloud and a lot of fog. Night times went as low as -7. Not a problem for the Kontiki though.
The Lake is not really a place to over winter if you are looking for winter sun.
Winter seemed to end at the end of February and I have worn shorts most days since then. Mild weather can be had as far as late November - again based on previous visits.
I am not an Italian resident for reasons I won't bore you with. I will not however rule it out and I admit to looking in estate agents windows. Property is overpriced in my opinion - properties are not selling. With the "season" on us however, maybe the influx of tourists will force some to open their wallets.
For winter 07-08, I am considering northern Italy again - Sept - Dec, UK for Christmas and then either Spain or Southern Italy for Jan/Feb before returning to Garda.
For me, the Lake is being where I want to be rather than a winter tan.