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Montinelle, near Manerba, Lake Garda

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Montinelle, near Manerba, Lake Garda

I'm thinking about renting a property in Montinelle, a small village near Manerba on the SW edge of Lake Garda. Can anyone advise if this has good public transport links and also a good hiking area. Also how about restaurants? We don't want to hire a car unless we have to (I know the nearest rail station is Desenzano)

Thanks in advance AG

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1. Re: Montinelle, near Manerba, Lake Garda

I'm interested in this as well, because we are booked to stay in Montinelle in July. But we've booked a car as it seems to be about 15 Kim's from Desenzano- looks as though there is pretty regular bus though

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2. Re: Montinelle, near Manerba, Lake Garda

We have been going for many years to manerba/moniga area, but always taken our car.

To be honest we have never used the bus service, but there are bus stops all the way down the main road so cant see this being a problem.

Its not walking distance to the train though, but again good links through.

Note though...when you buy a train ticket, you have to punch it on the day to "verify"as they can be bought and used on different days, and if not verified can incur a fine....yes I know !!!

Many good restaurant's around that area.

Edited: 08 March 2013, 09:12
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3. Re: Montinelle, near Manerba, Lake Garda

I suggest if you both are interested then you both give EXACT information on your properties (addresses or links to rentals)

Montinelle doesn't necessarily have "good" public transport links.

It depends on where you want to go.

From the centre of Montinelle it is a good 2 miles to the bus stop for the LN027 Bus service. This is the main West side bus from Desenzano to Riva.

This bus stops at the Crociale near Manerba

trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN027.pdf

The bus services for Montinelle are the LN006 and LN009

trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN006.pdf

trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN009.pdf

You will notice LN006 has very few connections to/from Desenzano and fewer to/from Desenzano train station

The LN009 doesn't really connect well with the LN027 whether wanting to go north or south.

If coming from or going to Brescia then the LN009 ok

These are all current schedules. The LN027 hasn't changed for years.

These schedules may of course change for the summer but the routes will remain the same.

These services are as much (sometimes if not more) to do with school services than general local transport so during school holidays weekday services will be reduced.

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4. Re: Montinelle, near Manerba, Lake Garda

These are bus timetables for the area

trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN006.pdf

trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN007.pdf

trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN009.pdf

There is also a bus to Riva del Garda from Manerba

trasportibrescia.it/upload/…LN027.pdf

Ferry services only operate to and from Manerba from June to September, if you are going before then the nearest ferry points are at Portese and Salo.

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5. Re: Montinelle, near Manerba, Lake Garda

Hi, with regard to the boats, Montinelle is closer to the port (Porto Dusano) than Manerba. As Tepore said, there is a boat service in the summer months but unfortunately it is quite limited compared with many of the other towns on the lake. The timetable for this summer isn't available yet but this is last summer's timetable to give you an idea of where you may be able to go:

navigazionelaghi.it/file2/…202012.pdf

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6. Re: Montinelle, near Manerba, Lake Garda

Thanks everyone for this info - most helpful, AG

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