Visit the city Limone sul Garda
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Limone is the first village on the western lakeshore that belongs to the Lombardia Region. The former fisher’s town counts about 1000 inhabitants.
Limone, meaning lemon, doesn’t bear its name from the widespread citriculture that is practised since the last century, but from the Latin word “limes” meaning border, for the village lies near the former Italian-Austrian frontier that went along the winding Ponale street.
Until the end of World War I this frontier stayed the same thus separating Limone and Riva but, at the same time, favouring the exchange of goods on the one hand and the slave trade on the other.
The old town, which was for a long time canvassed both from the city of Brescia and the Counts of Arco, was part of the goods of the Visconti family of Milan in the 15th century before it became a part of the Venetian Republic.
Limone gave birth to Daniele Combonis (1831-1881), bishop of Khartoum and founder of the Good Shepherd Mission.