Lake Garda: where you can breathe the history

Land of culture, places of beauty

There are certain territories that embrace a real cultural heritage. Garda is one of them. With its numerous medieval villages, dotted amid walls and towers, the Scaligeri castles, the venetian palaces, sumptuous villas, squares and streets, you can take a virtual journey through time. Discover the legacy of the villa of Castelletto dating back to the Roman age and the fascinating origins of the nearby church of San Zeno. The Sant'Antonio house of worship in the town of Biaza has a legendary tradition and offers fascinating panoramic views.

All show the artistic value of a destination that expresses its uniqueness both through nature and through the testimony of human genius. Garda is a beauty to experience and the greats of literature remembered it fondly: Catullo selected it as a place Goethe described its wonder; D'Annunzio chose it as his last and final home.

Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona

Built overlooking the Adige Valley, the Sanctuary houses the Scala Santa, a reproduction of the Roman staircase located near the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. A destination for pilgrims who walk the steps of this monument, it is important to respect their traditions of faith.

Caprino Veronese

It became part of the Republic of Venice at the beginning of the 15th century. During its four centuries of dominion, Caprino Veronese became the property of several noble families whose presence is evidenced by the numerous villas that can still be visited today. Since 1786, it has hosted the famous weekly market, an opportunity for the local people to meet.

Villa Carlotti

A symbol of Caprino Veronese, in 1601 the villa - which in 1682 was classified as a palace - became the property of the Carlotti family until 1920 when it was transferred to the Municipality. The elegant architectural forms and the pictorial decorations reach their maximum expression in the "Hall of Dreams".

Limonaie del Garda

During his trip to Garda, even Goethe was struck by the “gardens arranged in terraces and planted with lemons”. Citrus, introduced into the local culture in the 13th century, finds the ideal climatic conditions to grow here. The "Pra' de la fam" lemon house, is remarkable; the most impressive and famous limonaia that is still in operation since the 18th century.

Castle of Torri del Benaco

A fortress likely of Roman origin, it is characterized by three towers, which give their name to the town that hosts them, and a keep that houses an ethnographic museum on local traditions. An access staircase leads to the walkways of the guards and to the upper terrace from which you can enjoy an incomparable view.