Peschiera del Garda — Geocache of the Week
- by Sepp & Berta
- Veneto, Italy
- N 45° 26.280′ E 010° 41.713′
The smell of coffee wafts through the air, the warm sun shines on you, and the quiet chirp of birds fills the air as you make your way to the starting coordinates for the perfect afternoon cache. Of course, one of the best ways to sightsee is through geocaching. So follow along as we travel to Italy for our newest Geocache of the Week, Peschiera del Garda, GCWGWZ!
Located on the south end of Lake Garda sits the little town of Peschiera del Garda. This 4-stage Multi-Cache will take geocachers on a walking tour of the town and along the canal. The geocache will take between 30 and 60 minutes to complete but can last longer depending on how many excursions happen during the journey.
The afternoon stroll starts in the Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia. Set up like a little town square; it is the perfect place to park and make your home base. At this first location, look for the historic Church. How many columns are located at the entrance of the church? This is the first number you need to collect.
Proceed through Via Rocca and make your way under the arch. Small boutiques and cozy gelato shops line the walk and tempt all who walk past. Continue straight until you see a brightly painted house with circular windows at the top. How many circles do you see? This is the second number you will need.
Proceed to the next set of coordinates listed on the cache page. This will take you out of the tight walkways and to the open courtyard overlooking the water. Here you will need to locate the big statue. Identify what is in the hands of the statue. This determines the third number you need for the final. Check the cache page to select the correct number.
Now, walk a little bit east to find this exact view. Study the landscape in front of you and determine what in this picture is incorrect. When you find the square that is not correct in the image based on what you see in person, take note of the number in the box; that is your final number. Take a moment to update your calculations and make your way to the final location.
Finally, look for a small container once you’ve narrowed in on ground zero. Congratulations! You’ve found the geocache! Another beautiful stroll around this charming town has come to an end. As you sign your name, take in the view and appreciate all of the architecture and character of the area. On to the next cache!
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