• Lakes
    • Art & Culture
    • Villages

Lakeside and centre of gargnano

Gargnano: one of the most beautiful historical centers of Lake Garda.

Gargnano lies on the western shore of Lake Garda, protected from the cold northern winds by a crown of mountains and hills.

Its territory is made up byseveral hamlets; on the slopes surrounding the village the mild weather has created the ideal conditions for cedars, lemons, olives, cypresses.

The centre of Gargnano is assembled around the harbour,overlooked by elegant buildings, including the city hall built in the late 1500s. On the side facing the lakethere arewalled cannon balls that an Austrian ship fired into the town in 1866, during the Third War of Independence.

The oldest church in Gargnano, San Giacomo, dating from the 12th century, has recently been restored. Outside, on a side wall, three 14th-century frescoes stand out. Inside, on a fine terracotta altar, enclosed in a niche, you can admire the 16th-century wooden statue of St. James.

Among the numerous villas overlooking the lake, Villa Feltrinelli , built in the late 19th century, played a role in one of the darkest episodes of the last war: it housed the offices of Mussolini at the time of the Republic of Salò. Further north,in San Faustino, stands the villa that Mussolini chose as his personal residence.

 

Take me here: Lakeside and centre of gargnano

On the same topic

Sailing

Sailing in the lakes of Lombardy with a sailboat is the best choice if you want to enjoy a breezy climate.
  • Lakes
Sailing

Lago di Iseo: the pleasant isle

Cars are not allowed on Monte Isola island, where visitors must walk or cycle as they explore the delightfully silent, narrow streets in its villages
  • Lakes
Lago di Iseo: l'amena Monte Isola

Lake Iseo Photo Gallery

A way to get to know landscapes, places, characteristics and peculiarities of a vast and very varied territory.
  • Lakes
Lake Iseo and Valcamonica from A to Z

Luino

The tourist boast of Luino is the picturesque and folkloristic weekly market.
  • Lakes
The Luino Market

What to do in Lake Iseo

  • Lakes
What to do in Lake Iseo

Lago Maggiore Unspoilt landscapes

Monteviasco can only be reached on foot or by cableway from Ponte di Piero. This village is famous for its 18th century mills placed in a natural setting.
  • Lakes
Lago Maggiore Paesaggi incontaminati

Lago di Garda: the shadow of D’Annunzio

From the Vittoriale degli Italiani to the fifteenth-century Cathedral in Salò, via the Valle delle Cartiere valley in Toscolano Maderno: all the spectacular sights around Gardone Riviera
  • Lakes
Lago di Garda, lungolago Zanardelli

Lago di Iseo: prehistory and bubbles

The Valle Camonica rock engravings are as famous worldwide as the wine made in Franciacorta. On a journey of discover what else this area has to offer
  • Lakes
Lago di Iseo Preistoria e bollicine

Discover Alto Garda bresciano

Towns perched on cliffs over the water, with dizzy views. And roads dug out of the rock, as harsh as…
  • Lakes
Lago di Garda: il lato selvaggio

Lago Maggiore Old stories

Finds from the Iron Age, evidence of the Ice Age, monuments of industrial archaeology, dolls from the eighteenth century to date: lower Lago Maggiore (the Verbano area)
  • Lakes
Lago Maggiore Storie antiche

Canoeing

Vivere i laghi lombardi in canoa.
  • Lakes
Canoeing

Lake Maggiore

The Doll Museum. The villages and the districts. Trekking, horse riding and water sports. Advice for experiencing Lake Maggiore
  • Lakes
Vivere il Lago Maggiore

Visit Monte Isola

It is perhaps unsurprising that Monte Isola was given the name it was.
  • Lakes
Monte Isola

Lake Como in 5 Villas

Como, Varenna, Bellagio. Go for Villas on Lake Como, discovering enchanted gardens and work of art
  • Lakes
Lake Como in 5 Villas

Lake Como Itinerary

  • Lakes
Lake Como Itinerary

Lago di Como: charmingly seductive

Described by Stendhal as ‘voluptuous’, the south-western branch of Lake Como charms with its gardens, villas and breath-taking views.
  • Lakes
Lago di Como: sedotti e affascinati

Weekend on Lake Garda

  • Lakes
Weekend sul Lago di Garda

From Como to Bellagio by Boat

Traveling between the two shores of the lake, between splendid coasts and the majestic frame of the Pre-Alps
  • Lakes
From Como to Bellagio by Boat

Lago di Lugano The Little World of the Past

A place of cultural interest indeed with the landscapes of Fogazzaro’s novels, the fossils of Monte San Giorgio, the fortifications of World War land the secret places of Ceresio
  • Lakes
Lago di Lugano Piccolo mondo antico

Summer in Lombardy

The best places to see, the most beautiful excursions and lots of ideas for your holiday: discover the territory of Lombardy!
  • Lakes
Live Summer in Lombardy to the fullest