The village of Gargnano is located in Lombardy, on the Brescia shores of Lake of Garda.
 
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Village of Gargnano
Municipality of Gargnano

Province of Brescia
Lombardy Region

Population: 2.878
Altitude centre: 66 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Comunità montana Parco Alto Garda Bresciano

Protected natural areas:
Brescia High Lake Garda Regional Park

Municipality of Gargnano
Via Roma 47 - Gargnano (BS)
Tel. +39 0365 798811

The name of the village appears for the first time in a document of 937 as Garniano, perhaps derived from the latin staff Garenius. Documents of Tito Livio and tombstones, testify to the presence of the Etruscans, Celts, Cenomani and Romans. From 1350 to 1426 the territory of Gargnano was Visconti domain as the main town square in the Magnifica Patria, then follow the history under the rule of the Republic of Venice. Since the demise of the Riviera will be annexd to the Republic of Brescia which will follow the fate under the napoleonic domination, as the capital of the canton, and then the Hapsburg up to the Reign of Italy.

Gargnano possesses one of the most beautiful historical centers of Lake Garda. Certainly deserve a visit the Palace and the Villa Feltrinelli and Villa Bettoni. Not far from Gargnano, Toscolano Maderno, within the Valley of the Cartiere, where a time stood the ancient industrial center for the production of paper, rises the Paper Museum. Through a path divided into four zones allows to discover the long and elaborate process that a time was scrupulously followed in order to obtain the production of paper.

To discover the flavors of Gargnano, there is no better place than the Lemon Groves. Here, more than in any other place of the lake, are still running limonaie conducted in the traditional manner, some of which retain copies of old trees of the variety 'Madernina', Lemon Lunario or rare cedars of Salò. Gargnano also boasts, in addition to the refined lake fish caught each night by the family of the Dominici (the famous 'Frans') and sold the following morning in Piazza, the renowned cheeses of the coast and Briano, as well as the famous oil extra virgin olive oil, produced by variety Casaliva and Leccino and by rare varieties Gargnà. Do not underestimate the production of capers, that here spontaneously by stone walls that embellish the landscape with their flowers.

Video by Michele Campanelli

Other destinations nearby

Gardone Riviera
Gardone Riviera
Gardone Riviera, located on Lake Garda, is known for the Vittoriale degli Italiani, the monumental citadel home of the poet Gabriele d'Annunzio
Brescia - 10.37 KM from Gargnano
Tremosine sul Garda
Tremosine sul Garda
Tremosine sul Garda, known for the Strada della Forra, with its 18 hamlets overlooks Lake Garda from above
Brescia - 12.02 KM from Gargnano
Lazise
Lazise
The village of Lazise is located in Veneto on the eastern shore of Lake Garda.
Verona - 21.05 KM from Gargnano
San Giorgio di Valpolicella
San Giorgio di Valpolicella
The wine and the marble are the two constants that characterize San Giorgio di Valpolicella.
Verona - 22.35 KM from Gargnano
Pieve di Ledro
Pieve di Ledro
The village of Pieve di Ledro is located in Trentino Alto Adige on the shores of Lago di Ledro.
Trento - 22.95 KM from Gargnano
Ala
Ala
The village of Ala is located in Vallagarina and is famous for the production of silk velvets.
Trento - 27.6 KM from Gargnano

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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