The most popular visitor attractions, places to see & things to do in & near Limone Italy.
This picturesque town is ideal for extreme sports thanks to its striking mountain landscape... and with ideal conditions for sailing and windsurfing as well this is one of the best destinations for action-packed getaways. Not only for the venturous, Limone oozes history and culture and foodies will love the local produce (make sure to sample the Limoncello and olive oil).
The tourist office makes a real effort to ensure that everyone enjoys the sights and sounds with guided walks, firework displays and music concerts throughout the year, so there’s likely to be something on whenever you stay. With so much to visit in the surrounding area, make sure you spend some time in the town itself; wander the cobbled streets and enjoy a variety of shops, restaurants and cafes, or relax on the lakeside - morning, noon or night, when the shore really comes to life.
Limone Walking & Hiking: Limone is fantastic for walking and hiking holidays thanks to its varied terrain. Easy routes take you through olive groves and pine forests or to Riva along the Senteiro del Sole (or ‘sun path’) - a scenic path stretches along the lake to Riva. There are some nice walks around the San Giovanni stream and WW2 sites. For some real legwork, climb craggy Val del Signol and take the steep Val Pura downhill. The tourist board provide guided walks, taking you to places like the Cima Mughera peak for a fantastic experience of Limone on two feet.
Limone Cycling & Mountain Biking: With its mountain landscape and seriously tough terrain, Limone is a top mountain biking destination, having featured in the Italian circuit and hosted various international mountain bike events including Bike X-Treme. The steeps and summits of Zenone, Preals, Carone and Tremalzo are all accessible for some serious mountain biking. Don’t be put off if you prefer a gentler gradient, there’s a lovely lakeside path that takes you towards Riva called the Senteiro del Sole or ‘sun path’ as well as leisurely rides through olive groves and pine forests. For a long ride, cycle to Lake Ledro and cool off in the water when you get there.
Limone Water sports & Lake Activities: This is one of the best towns for water sports on Lake Garda – weather conditions are perfect for sailing and windsurfing whether you’re learning for the first time at one of the lakeside schools or hiring a vessel to hone those skills. Water activities don’t stop with just sailing and ‘surfing: you can try catsailing, kayaking, stand up paddling, kite-surfing, wakeboarding and more. You’ll find some great pebbled beaches for swimming in the lake (the best months to do this are August and September) and motor-boats are available to hire for trips on the water.
Open to the public between April and October and a true emblem of Limone tradition, this dates back to the 18th century and has been home to some of Italy’s wealthiest families. As well as a museum, it has a stunning fragrant garden all kinds of citrus plants.
You’ll find some beautiful religious buildings in the area, oozing history and with some stunning interiors and priceless frescoes. Popular churches are the 11th century Parish Church, 16th century San Rocco chapel and The Church of San Pietro which is Limone’s oldest church dating back to year 1000.
Near the lakefront, the lemon house is open to visitors and the 18th century villa is used for exclusive events. It’s surrounded by stunning gardens with pathways, exotic flowers, citrus plants and cypresses and displays information all about the history and use of lemons.
If you like a bit of tradition or retail therapy, there’s an open air market here every Tuesday. Buy some souvenirs, get some presents for everyone back home, treat yourself or just soak in the sights and sounds.
Limone is famous for its Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Olives are carefully hand-harvested and pressed with age-old tools and techniques. The Oil Press is open to visitors between April and October and you can by olive oil at the cooperative shop (open all year).
For another lake experience, take a lovely hike, bike ride or scenic car journey to Lake Ledro, which is great for swimming and other water activities. Visit the remains of the dwelling village and enjoy good food in various restaurants.