In this chapter we discuss the town of Garda, a place very popular with tourists for its attractions and typical products.
After the large bay, the lake begins to close in the vicinity of the town of Garda, bounded on the north by Luppia Mount, which descends to the lake to form the sublime Punta San Vigillio.
The city, thanks to its strategic position and its fortress, the Rocca di Garda, was the perfect place for defense and military observations, especially during the period of the barbarian invasions and, over time, its importance became such that it gave its own name to the entire lake, until then called "Lacus Benacus" as decided in Roman times. Instead the origins of the name Garda come from the German word warte, which means guard, fortress, in reference precisely to the use of the fortress in the Lombard period.
Throughout history, the city of Garda has managed to maintain the original appearance of the fishing village, despite the fact that it has become one of the main tourist centers on the east coast of the lake. From the medieval period, the village preserves ancient buildings, arches, vaulted passages, narrow alleys and sudden squares among which it is pleasant to get lost. Interesting to see are the elegant Capitani Palace of the XIV - XV century, in Gothic-Venetian style, which for many years was the seat of the highest civic institutions.
Among the surviving ancient city gates, the most important is the Clock Gate, so called because of the clock, it is still today the main excess in the historic center of the city. The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is among the oldest on the lake, it contains 15th-century frescoes, such as the canvas of the Holy Family by Francesco Paglia and the altarpiece of San Biagio di Palma il Giovane, as well as a beautiful fifteenth-century cloister. Continuing on the lakefront, at the end of the town, we find a panoramic path that leads to Punta San Vigilio, a suggestive three-kilometer route that can also be traveled by mountain bike.
It is the pearl of Lake Garda, where poetry and nature intertwine, enhancing a magical environment, which at sunset makes the bay a golden mirror, where the tall cypress trees trace their profiles. To welcome the most curious there is the sixteenth-century villa Guarienti in Brenzone, commissioned by the humanist Agostino Brenzoni to benefit from this place of peace and literary idleness, surrounded by a wonderful Italian garden with statues and a viewpoint over the lake.
◊ THE VERONA PROVINCE ◊
Is immersed in a truly magical area rich in resources, remarkable products and characterized by the peaks of the Lessinia Regional Natural Park, the hills embroidered by the Valpolicella vineyards and the beautiful waters of Lake Garda. It is one of the most fertile and welcoming areas of the Veneto region and every season reserves something new and evocative. Here you will be able to find what you most desire and this unique and engaging territory will remain in your hearts forever. Do not underestimate the possibility of staying for a few days in this province, the liveliness and the smiles of the locals will improve your vacation. Plan your holidays in the province of Verona, our tips and suggestive photographs will help you to take the right path for your trip.
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The Veneto Region, nestled in the north-east of Italy, is a mix of history and traditions and, all of it, is enriched by the liveliness of its inhabitants and by a wide range of typical products all to be savored. From the highest peaks of the Dolomites, he embraces and welcomes each visitor with brotherly warmth, accommodating him among the many lounges of his cities of art, giving him unforgettable emotions. Turning between the pages of this site, you can organize your next holidays in the Veneto region and thanks to the many photos published, everything will be very simple.
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