Lazise is situated at 64 m above sea level on the South-Eastern shore of the Lake Garda in the Province of Verona. Together with Colà and Pacengo, the municipality has approximately 6500 inhabitants. The lovely village is still almost completely surrounded by medieval walls and steeped in history as is proven by prehistorical, roman and medieval fSee all
With Pacengo, Colà is one of the two hamlets of Lazise, grown in the XV century around magnificent palaces and castles: Villa Moscardo, Villa Dei Cedri, Villa Monteraso, Villa Da Sacco which is also called the Castle. In August is held the traditional Madonna Della Neve Festival. THERMAL PARK VILLA DEI CEDRI During excavations in the eightiesSee all
Pacengo is a small village on the South East shore of Lake Garda positioned between Gardaland and Movieland. Which makes it an ideal base for guests who wish to visit the themeparks and also enjoy relaxing in the sun. Pacengo itself is only very small but has a wonderful pizzeria nearby called Gallehus on the main lakeside road. It also has a sSee all
Although Bardolino is a walled city, it retains very little historical rests and it has a rather modern and mundane atmosphere. From the city walls of the IX century, only the Southern entrance gate remains and one of the towers. The fame of Bardolino derives from its beautiful red DOC wines (wines with certified origin) Bardolino, Bardolino ClasSee all
Peschiera is situated at the South-Eastern tip of the Lake Garda, on the river Mincio which is the only effluent of the lake. The historical city centre is completely surrounded by imposing bulwarks forming a star with five points, surrounded by a navigable moat. The first city walls of Peschiera date back to the year 101 B.C.; during the centuriSee all
The thermal city of Sirmione has 25,000 residents, mainly living in the hamlet Colombare. The historical city centre is situated on the tip of the peninsula, well defended by the castle, the moat and the stone slabs all around the tip that made an invasion by boat impossible. The biggest Roman villa of Northern Italy has been built here in theSee all
Polpenazze del Garda is one of the central zones in the Valtenesi area and owes its fame to its historical characteristics. On an island situated at the centre of Lake Lucone (drained between the 15th and 18th century) the remains of a lake-dwelling village were found, demonstrating that the area was already inhabited in the Bronze Age by a population which lived from hunting and fishing. Fragments in the tower of Bottenago and the Church of San Pietro in Lucone testify to the passage of peoples such as the Celts, Etruscans and the Romans. Its name is thought to derive from the derogatory form of the Roman name Pomponius, Pomponocius. The people of Polpenazze were considered to be very determined, to the extent of being described as Polpenazze, warlike people, farmers. The statutes of the commune of Polpenazze, proposed by the residents, were approved by the assembly of 38 heads of families gathered together in the castle in 1454. Among famous people from the town, in addition to the Filippini family, we find Giovanni Omodeo, who implemented innovative reforms, creating an artificial lake, introducing the use of intensive cultivation and bringing the electricity supply and running water to the countryside.