• Lakes

THE GORGE ROAD

Sites of interest at Tremosine sul Garda

Where
SP38, Tremosine sul Garda

A real gem, nestled in the depths of the mountain, along the rift carved by the river Brasa. From the lake, seeing the houses of Pieve lined up on the edge of the plateau, about three hundred and fifty metres above the water, you might think that no road could ever reach them. For centuries the steep path linked the port to the capital, for centuries men have carried firewood, coal, oil, wheat on their shoulders. Then you had to plough through the wide expanse of the lake, to Desenzano, Torbole and Bardolino, before relying on boats and barges, and ferries which during the second decade of the nineteenth century also appeared on Lake Garda. Only in 1913, designed by Arturo Cozzaglio and on the initiative of Don Giacomo Zanini, the parish priest of Vesio, a road was built connecting the port with the lake. It is the Strada della Forra (The Street of the Gorge). A true jewel, nestled in the depths of the mountain, along the rift carved by the river Brasa. It's a must to follow it on foot, admiring the folds of rock like coils of a snake enveloping the infernal cave, while the narrow stream between its jaws growls in anger. The effigy of the Virgin Mary (known affectionately by the people of Tremosine as "Little Madonna") was brought in procession and placed in the Gorge by Don Michele Milesi. Proclaimed on 11 May 1960 by Mgr. G. Tredici "patron saint of Tremosine motorists". Every year in early May a solemn blessing is given to the vehicles in the area.

Where the wild horror of nature
As a star from the dark cave
As a friendly light radiates the way
The little Madonna sweet and pious.
A. CIPANI (poetry translated from Italian)

The street of the gorge is now in great demand as a film set, from the breath-taking car chase seen starring the most famous secret agent in the world, the legendary James Bond, to numerous television commercials for the European market of prestigious car manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes;

Take me here: THE GORGE ROAD

Places

CHURCH OF SAN ZENONE IN PRABIONE

  • Religious Tourism
CHURCH OF SAN ZENONE IN PRABIONE
825 mt

SANCTUARY OF MADONNA DI MONTECASTELLO

  • Art & Culture
SANCTUARY OF MADONNA DI MONTECASTELLO
1.87 km

CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO

Churches at Tignale
  • Religious Tourism
CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO
2.06 km

TIGNALE ROUTE

Trekking at Tignale
  • Religious Tourism
TIGNALE ROUTE
2.06 km

CAMPIONE DEL GARDA

Wind surfing at Tremosine sul Garda
  • Active & Green
CAMPIONE DEL GARDA
2.12 km

ANA REFUGE

Trekking at Tignale
  • Active & Green
ANA REFUGE
2.16 km

Tignale

In a splendid position on Lake Garda, within the Upper Garda Bresciano Park, Tignale is made up of six hamlets.
  • Villages
TIGNALE_Panorama_LIB_Ufficio unico del turismo
2.19 km

THE VILLAGE OF PIEVE DI TREMOSINE- THE TERRACES

  • Villages
THE VILLAGE OF PIEVE DI TREMOSINE- THE TERRACES
3.17 km

ST MICHAEL HERMITAGE

Churches at Tremosine sul Garda
  • Religious Tourism
ST MICHAEL HERMITAGE
3.63 km

Tremosine

  • Villages
Tremosine (BS)
3.63 km

CHURCH OF VESIO

Churches at Tremosine sul Garda
  • Religious Tourism
CHURCH OF VESIO
4.02 km

LAKE BONDO

Sites of interest at Tremosine sul Garda
  • Active & Green
LAKE BONDO
4.02 km

CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO

Churches at Limone sul Garda
  • Religious Tourism
CHURCH OF SAN PIETRO
7.06 km

CENTRO COMBONIANO

Sites of interest at Limone sul Garda
  • Religious Tourism
CENTRO COMBONIANO
7.15 km

THE FISHING MUSEUM

Museums at Limone sul Garda
  • Art & Culture
THE FISHING MUSEUM
7.88 km

VILLA BOGHI

Dwellings at Limone sul Garda
  • Art & Culture
VILLA BOGHI
7.89 km

Lake Garda’s limonaie

On Lake Garda to discover the ancient lemon groves between Limone del Garda and Toscolano. A taste of the Mediterranean, in Lombardy
  • Food & Wine
Lemons of Lake Garda
7.93 km

OBSERVATORY OF CIMA REST

Sites of interest at Magasa
  • Art & Culture
OBSERVATORY OF CIMA REST
8.09 km

TOURISM MUSEUM

Museums at Limone sul Garda
  • Lakes
TOURISM MUSEUM
8.27 km

LITTLE CHURCH OF SAN GIACOMO DI CALINO

  • Art & Culture
LITTLE CHURCH OF SAN GIACOMO DI CALINO
8.48 km

Where to sleep

CASA BENI BONA

Tignale
CASA BENI BONA
692 mt

OASI DA VINCI

Tignale
OASI DA VINCI
977 mt

HOUSE PRABIONE

Tignale
HOUSE PRABIONE
1.06 km

APPARTAMENTI LA QUIETE

Tremosine sul garda
APPARTAMENTI LA QUIETE
1.13 km

MEILHAUS GIULIA

Tremosine sul garda
MEILHAUS GIULIA
1.64 km

UNIVELA HOSTEL

Tremosine sul garda
UNIVELA HOSTEL
1.66 km

PANORAMA LA FORCA

Tignale
PANORAMA LA FORCA
1.67 km

MEILHAUS GIULIA 02

Tremosine sul garda
MEILHAUS GIULIA 02
1.71 km

VILLA SELENE

Tremosine sul garda
VILLA SELENE
1.71 km

BORGO LE VIGNE

Tignale
BORGO LE VIGNE
1.71 km

VILLA DINA

Tignale
VILLA DINA
1.82 km

ELISA

Tignale
ELISA
1.82 km

CASA ROSY

Tremosine sul garda
CASA ROSY
1.85 km

MIRABEL

Tignale
MIRABEL
1.87 km

LA CASINA DI NONNO BIGI

Tremosine sul garda
LA CASINA DI NONNO BIGI
1.87 km

REGINA DEL LAGO

Tremosine sul garda
REGINA DEL LAGO
1.93 km

SERMERIO

Tremosine sul garda
SERMERIO
1.93 km

BESASS

Tignale
BESASS
1.96 km

PRIMERA - ROMPALA

Tignale
PRIMERA - ROMPALA
1.98 km

MATER DEI

Tignale
MATER DEI
1.99 km