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Limone Sul Garda

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Limone Sul Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardia (northern Italy), on the shore of Lago di Garda.

Despite the presence of famous cultivations of lemons (the meaning of the city’s name in Italian), the town’s name is probably derived from the ancient lemos (elm) or limes (Latin: boundary, referring to the communes of Brescia and the Bishopric of Trento). In 1863-1905 the denomination was Limone San Giovanni.

Until the 1940s the city was reachable only by lake or through the mountains, with the road to Riva del Garda being built only in1932, but today Limone is one of the most renowned tourist resorts in the area.

In 1979, researchers discovered that people in the town possess a mutant form of apolipoprotein (called ApoA-1 Milano) in their blood, that induced a healthy form of high-density cholesterol, which resulted in a lowered risk of atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular diseases.

The protein appears to have given residents of the town extreme longevity – quite a number of those living in the town are over the age of 100 . The origin of the mutation has been traced back to a couple who lived in the town in the 17th century. Research has been ongoing to develop pharmaceutical treatments against heart disease based on mimicking the beneficial effects of the ApoA-1 mutation. Wikipedia

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1  – Via Caldogno to Via Lungolago Guglielmo Marconi
Approximately 0.43 km – 0.25 miles

The walk starts from a carpark in Via Caldogno – Via Fontana – Chiesa di San Benedetto – Via Cortile – Via Monsignor Daniele Comboni – Via Corda – Via Concordia – Via Porto

Please note, some of the street names were taken from the Michelin Street map for Limone Sul Garda

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Via Porto to Via Lungolago Guglielmo Marconi
Approximately 0.48 km – 0.30 miles

The walk starts in Via Porto – Piazza Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Lungolago Guglielmo Marconi

Video of Walk 1 in
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Map of Walk 1 in
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Video of Walk 2 in
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Map of Walk 2 in
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