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Surroundings
in vacanza sul Lago di Garda

Cosa vedere e cosa fare

Find out what to see and what to do in the surroundings.

Our winery farmhouse is located on the hills of the beautiful Valtenesi, an area of ​​wine and oil production, but also a very rich area from the point of view of history and culture. You can visit museums and archaeological sites, follow paths and itineraries on foot, on horseback or by bike.

Find out which other places you can visit, including Brescia, the Alto Garda Park and the nearby towns.

And look which experiences you can live!

THE PATHS OF MUSCOLINE

In Muscoline, a very extensive network of paths that can be traveled by bike, on foot or by horse was born, with breathtaking views of the Gardesano hinterland, with the desire to increase the protection of the environment and the development of sustainable tourism, ensuring that Muscoline can become a treasure trove of colors, flavors, passions. Precisely for this reason, all the paths are marked with colored arrows depending on the ring that is traveled, all the paths of short or medium length, converge in another large ring almost 12 km long. (Maps available in the company). Along these paths you can enjoy splendid rural landscapes for several kilometers that wind through the greenery of our country, in complete safety and choosing the more or less long path according to your desire to walk ... but we are sure that you will not tire of admiring so much beauty. MuscoLinee: new horizon lines to change for the better a place that has already given us many emotions but which could offer us even more.

TREMOSINE

Eighteen hamlets: one on the Riviera, the others scattered on a lively plateau, set on hills of incomparable panoramic beauty that dominate the whole of Garda. Tremosine sul Garda is located in the heart of the Alto Garda Bresciano Park and embodies its truest essence and collects all the natural and environmental qualities of the protected natural area. First of all, the landscape one. Here the highest mountains of the Park blend with the blue of the Garda, offering scenarios that are unparalleled. Between mountains and lake, between Alpine and Mediterranean, lies the green plateau of Tremosine sul Garda, a still unspoiled natural oasis that satisfies the spirit. Opposite, beyond the lake, the grandeur of Monte Baldo. The road that runs along the deep gorge of the Brasa torrent is amazing, sometimes dug into the rock and sometimes overhanging on overhangs that leave you astonished: the wonderful Strada della Forra, immersed in an absolutely unique environment. The gentle slopes make it accessible to many enthusiasts. Defined by Winston Churchill as the eighth wonder of the world, it begins along the Gardesana Occidentale, shortly after the town of Limone sul Garda. The road, built in 1913 to connect the lake to Tremosine, is very narrow and full of tunnels. In its first part it is exposed, overlooking the lake, and offers a fantastic panorama. Later it enters a narrow gorge (called Forra), carved out by the Brasa stream. A decade ago it was chosen as the location for the filming of some James Bond scenes. But you cannot leave Tremosine before having tasted the typical cheese: the Formaggella di Tremosine.

LIMONE SUL GARDA AND THE NEW CYCLOPEDONAL WALK

Limone sul Garda (Limù in Garda dialect) is an Italian town of 1174 inhabitants in the province of Brescia. Until the 1940s the town was confined to isolation and reached only by lake or through the mountains, in any case from the south. The construction of the Garda road (completed in 1932) broke this isolation and led to a notable tourist development in the area, opening it also to Riva del Garda and foreign tourism. Today Limone is one of the most popular tourist resorts on the Brescia coast. Limone is famous for its lemon groves, its precious olive oil, and for the longevity of some of its inhabitants. Since 2018 it has jumped to the headlines for the construction of the most spectacular cycle and pedestrian path in Europe: a 2 km long track overhanging the lake that allows you to cycle or walk while enjoying a breathtaking view up to the border with the province of Trento.

TOSCOLANO AND THE VALLEY OF THE PAPER MILLS

Toscolano Maderno (Toscolà Madéren in Garda dialect) is part of the Alto Garda Bresciano regional park. Mount Pizzocolo is located in this municipality. Toscolano and Maderno are two distinct centers, divided by the Toscolano stream, which were autonomous municipalities until 1928. In addition to the splendid lakeside promenade and its wonderful beaches, Toscolano is famous for the Valley of the paper mills within which the museum of paper. The first to produce paper were the Chinese. The Arabs learned of it in 751 AD. when they conquered Samarkand; from here they exported the production to Persia, Baghdad, Egypt and Spain. Between the 12th and 13th centuries this industry spread throughout Europe. Pace da Fabriano introduced paper to the Paduan and Treviso areas, and Venice's relations with the Garda inhabitants date back to this period. A boat was wrecked in the Garda; the wind broke the mast and took the sail to encase itself in a cove of Toscolano. The force of the waves reduced the sail to a pulp but exposure to the sun returned to give it consistency. When some locals realized that the material was suitable for writing, they founded the first paper mill. This legend tells the origins of the paper mills in Toscolano. The first factories consisted of a building similar to a simple house with a wheel that moved ten or twelve pistons, a dining room, a press, a boiler, an attic and nothing more. Today, in addition to the museum, it is possible to visit the remains of the old paper mills and all around a valley to be discovered: recently some old roads have been reopened, which can be traveled on foot or on horseback: the road of the Valleys from Botticella to Gaino or Pulciano; the Contrada road from the locality Gatto to Gaino; the road of Maina that climbs to the meadows of San Martino, the walkway that connects Luseti with Covoli.

GARGNANO AND LA MALORA LIMONAIA

Lake Garda, along its western shore, still offers the visitor admirable examples of architectural structures that cannot be found elsewhere, are the lemon gardens, among these is the Limonaia la Malora. Located on the slope of a hill overlooking the lake in the municipality of Gargnano, the lemon house for five centuries has continued to produce lemons in full efficiency and in a perfect state of conservation thanks to the care and dedication to native plants, some of which are centuries old. It is possible to visit the lemon house independently, following a path among the ancient structures or book a guided tour through which you can learn about the roofing technique, the particular irrigation system, the mill wheel, the toll booth with the ancient work tools. . On this journey you will be accompanied by Mr. Giuseppe and his son Fabio who, with the passion that distinguishes them, will show you this magical place through their eyes.

THE ROCCA DI MANERBA AND ITS NATURAL PARK

The Manerba del Garda Lake Park includes 84.8 hectares of water alongside the 116.2 hectares of coastal territory. The terrestrial side includes the Rocca and Sasso nature reserve, the walls of Monte Re and the agricultural areas between Montinelle and San Giorgio. The protected waters are instead included between Porto Dusano and Pisenze. The natural park is a place where, leaving behind the haste and noise of everyday life, you can immerse yourself in a multifaceted nature full of surprises: it is the Rocca and Sasso di Manerba del Garda Nature Reserve. It, in a relatively limited space, contains a truly unique variety of plant species: plants that belong to different climates coexist united by the reassuring presence of the lake. Taking a walk in this park, following the restored paths indicated by clear signs, getting involved in the scents and colors of an environment that is always new in every season can become an unforgettable, almost fairytale experience ...

THE SEVEN CASTLES OF VALTENESI AND THE ROCCA DI LONATO

For those wishing to venture into the area it is possible to discover the many medieval castles of our region: the castles of Moniga del Garda, Padenghe sul Garda, Polpenazze del Garda, Puegnago del Garda, Soiano del Lago, La Rocca di Manerba, inserted within a natural park of rare beauty, and the Castle of Lonato, a National Monument since 1912. The Castle of Lonato, commonly known as Rocca, stands on the top of one of the reliefs of the morainic amphitheater which dominates, on one side, the southern part of the lake of Garda and, on the other hand, the historic center of the town which extends to the first lands of the Po Valley. The fortification, intended purely for military and defensive needs, is one of the most impressive in all of Lombardy; its irregular plan reveals a structure almost 180 meters long and an average of 45 meters wide. The rooms of the Casa del Capitano in the rocchetta house the civic ornithological museum full of 500 specimens that represent almost completely the Italian avifauna. The castle is accessed from its southern side through a door and a drawbridge which can be reached along the avenues and pedestrian paths of the large park that connect the fortress to the Casa del Podestà, the house museum library of Senator Ugo Da Como (1869-1941) fully furnished and open to the public with guided tours. During the year the Foundation and the Municipality of Lonato organize numerous initiatives inside the Rocca and inside the Casa del Podestà including: Cinema in the garden, Flowers in the Rocca, Lonato in Festival, Fiabe nella Rocca, citadel in celebration, theatrical visits and concerts.

PILEAFITTE LAKE LUCONE SITE AND MAVS MUSEUM

The MAVS, Archaeological Museum of Valle Sabbia, located in Gavardo, in an ancient building once owned by the Bishop's Curia, offers the visitor the constantly evolving picture of our knowledge regarding the Prehistory and the History of the human communities of the Valle Sabbia and more generally in the western Garda area. Particular attention is given to the important group of pile-dwelling settlements from the Bronze Age of Lucone di Polpenazze, registered in the World Heritage List in 2011, as part of the prehistoric pile-dwelling sites of the Alps. Thanks to the particular environmental conditions, many finds in organic material come from the site, such as wooden sickles and linen fabrics, as well as an impressive collection of ceramics, terracotta objects, such as the famous enigmatic tablets, in bronze and horn. bone. From Lucone also comes a monoxyl pirogue of which the cast is preserved.

MUSEUM MARTES IN CARZAGO AND THE FOUNDATION SORLINI
ISOLA DEL GARDA: THE VILLA AND THE BOTANIC GARDEN

The island of Garda is located on the Brescia side of Lake Garda in the municipality of San Felice del Benaco. It is about 200 meters from the promontory of Capo San Fermo, is about one kilometer long and is 600 meters wide on average. The island was already inhabited in Roman times. Around 1220 we know that St. Francis visited many places in northern Italy, including Lake Garda and built a simple dormitory for the friars on this quiet island. In 1429 the old monastery of Isola del Garda was renovated and enlarged and the island became an important ecclesiastical and meditation center. In 1797 the monastery was definitively suppressed by Napoleon who became the owner of the island. Later the Isola del Garda became the property of the state property and in the following years it had several owners who arranged the villa and contributed to the creation of the park, building retaining walls towards the lake and importing fertile land and exotic plants. The palace was enriched by terraces arranged as an Italian garden with rare plants and unique flowers. Between 1890 and 1903 the old villa was rebuilt and became the current grand palace in Venetian neo-Gothic style based on a project by the architect Rovelli. Today the villa is owned by the Borghese Cavazza family who continue to take care of the park and the building they live in with passion and which, upon reservation, open to the public with guided tours from April to October.

ISOLA SAN BIAGIO (RABBITS ISLAND)

And after visiting the Rocca natural park, a few meters from Punta Belvedere, you can immerse yourself in the waters that surround the small and precious island of San Biagio, commonly known as Isola dei Conigli, characterized by green meadows, cypresses and flowering shrubs and one of the most beautiful beaches of Garda. As the name suggests, one of its peculiarities is the presence on the territory of numerous free rabbits now accustomed to the company of humans. You can therefore discover this hidden pearl in the Garda, Lombardy side, relaxing with them, sunbathing on the grass, immersing yourself in the crystalline water that characterizes this point of the lake, appreciating the beautiful view towards the cliff of the Rocca di Manerba or refresh yourself at the kiosk on the islet. To make it even more unique is the fact that it can be reached on foot, when the conditions allow it, through a strip of seabed that connects it with the mainland where the San Biagio campsite is located. In periods of very low water the level reaches the knees. For the less adventurous and in case of bad weather there is a paid taxi-boat service that leaves from Porto Torchio. The surroundings of Isola dei Conigli are very popular with scuba diving enthusiasts. The Scoglio dell'Altare is certainly one of the best known dive sites on Lake Garda. The wall descends to a depth of 150 meters, and is famous for two large balconies covered with yellow sponges and for a cave that shelters large specimens of king perch, pike, tench, eel and bleak.

SIRMIONE

A beautiful tourist destination, Sirmione stands on a thin strip of land that divides the lower Lake Garda between the gulfs of Peschiera and Desenzano. The Roman and medieval vestiges and the thermal waters make this Italian town a much sought-after holiday destination frequented by vacationers of all ages. Those who go to Sirmione must first of all visit the wonderful Scaligero Castle, a work built between the 13th and 14th centuries which in ancient times represented a stronghold guarding the only southern access point to the historic center of the city. Not to be missed are the Grotta di Catullo, a Roman domus whose construction is believed to have taken place between the 1st century BC. C. and the 1st century AD The thermal baths The thermal baths of Sirmione offer water of hyperthermal, spring and bacteriologically pure meteoric origin, a precious ally for health. The beneficial waters of the city of Sirmione arise on the slopes of Monte Baldo, (at over eight hundred meters above sea level), and descend to more than two thousand meters below sea level. Here the waters are enriched with precious minerals. At this point the waters pour into the Boiola spring, where - thanks to a system of pipes - they are channeled to give rise to the Catullo and Virgilio spas. These are the names, in fact, of the main spas in Sirmione together with the Acquaria Wellness Center located in the heart of the historic center of Sirmione. The beaches Sirmione is a popular holiday destination also for its magnificent beaches overlooking Lake Garda. First of all we remember the Jamaica Beach, a real natural oasis with crystal clear waters. Also not to be missed is the Galeazzi beach which offers beach volleyball courts, canoes, pedal boats and renowned refreshment points. Finally, we point out Punta Staffalo located near the historic center of Sirmione and the Lido delle Bionde.

SALO’ AND THE MUSA

This wonderful village is located on the shores of Lake Garda and is part, together with other municipalities, of the Riviera dei Limoni. Many tourists know its charm and the beauty it conveys even just for a walk along the lakefront. Among the most important buildings we find the Palazzo della Magnifica Patria and the Palazzo del Podestà which today house the municipal offices but once belonged to the nobility. From here you leave the lakefront to enter the historic center which is a succession of alleys and streets, surrounded by historic buildings. Do not miss the Cathedral dating back to 1453 and dedicated to Santa Maria Annunziata. Majestic outside and embellished inside with paintings by Romanino, Moretto, Zenon Veronese, Paolo Veneziano and a 15th century gilded wooden altarpiece representing the Madonna Enthroned with the Risen Christ on top. In the Piazza del Duomo there is the best ice cream parlor in Salò, La Casa del Dolce, where you can enjoy excellent ice creams and slushes made with excellent local raw materials, among which the chocolate ice cream with our Inchino stands out. Groppello Chinato. And after this sweet break, a visit to MU.SA. is a must, a beautiful museum housed in the spaces of the church of Santa Giustina in which numerous works of art that tell the story of Salò are exhibited and temporary exhibitions are often hosted.

GARDONE, THE VITTORIALE AND THE BOTANIC GARDEN
DESENZANO

Desenzano del Garda is today a lively town located at the southwestern end of Lake Garda. At the center of a large gulf bordered to the west by the Monte Corno hill and to the east by the Sirmione peninsula, it is in a privileged geographical position from which you can admire the most beautiful European lake in its maximum extension. The name Desenzano derives from the Latin name of person Decentius, the owner of the farm and of the 4th century villa whose excavations can be visited today. There is also an etymology of popular origin: since the village stretches along the hillside, the name is connected with descent. In winter the climate is temperate and without fog and in summer the refreshment of the breeze coming from the lake is never lacking.

SERLE AND THE CARIADEGHE HIGHLAND

The Cariadeghe Plateau Natural Monument, site of community importance, occupies the north-western portion of the homonymous limestone massif in the municipality of Serle, a small town located about 20 km from Brescia in the direction of Lake Garda. The plateau expresses a typical karst plateau better than any other place in the Lombardy Region, here over time the water playing with the rock has created very particular morphologies, the sinkholes constitute the most widespread and most representative element of the landscape of Cariadeghe, they are depressions of the ground of various dimensions and depths, we find them juxtaposed to each other, between them the space only for tortuous reliefs on which the paths run. At the bottom or on the slopes of some sinkholes there are cavities that can be crossed by man, often consisting of real vertical wells; for a long time the inhabitants of Cariadeghe have been able to exploit the unique environmental conditions that characterize the caves, allocating them to the conservation of local dairy products. The study of the underground cavities conducted by generations of speleologists has shown how the Plateau represents the most productive territory of the Brescia Prealps from a hydrogeological point of view and the presence of an underground fauna rich in endemic elements. The area is the destination of fantastic walks at first glance, an impenetrable wooded barrier appears broken here and there by the few grassy areas and by the presence of clusters of tall trees or isolated trees of great aesthetic value for the monumental size, beeches, chestnuts. and hornbeams. There are numerous floristic species protected by national and international laws. The landscape is characterized by the presence of reliefs, from the easily accessible peaks you can admire a vast panorama that encompasses half the province, among them stands Mount S. Bartolomeo with its particular truncated cone shape, an important site of archaeological interest; recently some researches carried out have brought to light large tracts of the vast and imposing Romanesque monastery which occupied the entire summit of the mountain.

VISIT THE LAKE ON FERRY

An alternative way to move around Lake Garda in a relaxing and pleasant way is by sailing: travel quickly from one location to another aboard fast hydrofoils and catamarans or enjoy the tranquility of the lake on a slower motor ship. You can go to almost all the villages of the lake from mid-March to the end of October, or travel by car from Maderno to Torri del Benaco throughout the year (from Limone to Malcesine from June to the beginning of October) .

ADVENTURE PARK RIMBALZELLO

The `` Rimbalzello Adventure '' adventure park offers suspended paths between plants of different heights and difficulties, to allow users of all ages (children, teenagers and adults) to participate and live an unforgettable experience. This park offers the ideal combination of playful activity, training experience and sports practice and is located a stone's throw from Lake Garda, in the hamlet of Barbarano, in the municipality of Salò.

THE PARK OF FUCINE

Tours and experiences await you