An absolutely magnifico blue sky, hot Italian summer day was a perfect way to venture to Sirmione on Lake Garda. Another picture perfect location!
We then wandered the narrow lane-ways to the Lido Public where the girls experienced the pebbled beaches of Europe. That certainly did not detract them from leaping into the crystal blue water of the lake. In true Aussie style, albeit not a footy, a ball was the entertainment of the swim whilst balancing on the rocks below us.
A stunning way to refresh topped only by the giant sized gelato to followed the swim!
The group then wandered back to the bus to head to the Festival farewell lunch, via a slight detour to collect yours truly, who was left behind at a bathroom stop! (When I realised the bus had gone I was contemplating which of the magnificent hillside villas overlooking the lake to stay in…not so sure home would appreciate the extended stay, however!!)
Back to the hotel for a quick change into formal wear for the final singing of the tour – a Mass with the Chinese choir.
A fabulous sound to finish an incredible experience. Much emotion was expressed at the end with the realisation the tour is fast coming to an end.