TOSCOLANO MADERNO AND THE PAPER MILL VALLEY

Not far from Salò lies Toscolano Maderno, a hamlet of Etruscan-roman origin which has a large number of sites to visit, a location awaiting to be discovered …

Toscolano Maderno arises from joining Toscolano of Etruscan origin and Maderno of Roman origin. This is the reason why the sites and historical buildings you can visit and admire in Toscolano and Maderno – like the important residential complex among the Roman age villas on the Garda lake, that resembles the renowned Caves of Catullus in Sirmione or the Roman Domus in Desenzano del Garda – are all very different.

Another site to visit is the park of the Roman villa, where two ancient temples lie: one dedicated to Jupiterand one to Bacchus. The first, devoted to Jupiter Ammon, was used as a base for the Madonna del Benaco Sanctuary.

Among the other historical buildings that date back to the Middle Ages, well worth a visit is the Romanic Church in Maderno (XI century) which stands on the central square, and the bell tower of the parish church. It is interesting because it’s the only building remaining of an ancient castle with four towers, surrounded by a double moat.

The famous paper production tradition comes from Toscolano. You can visit the nearby Paper Mill Valley where since the Middle Ages, paper was produced by exploiting the power of the water that from the mountains flows into the Garda. The merit goes to the Dominican friars and to local residents. Thanks to them the uncultivated land was cleared and channels to carry water to the paper mills were built.

Definitely worth visiting is the Paper Museum (Museo della Carta) that exhibits the whole history of these activities, between Renaissance production plants and workshops, ironworks and important printing presses. Inside the Museum you will also be able to see the exhibits of the valley’s archeological excavations and the Renaissance filigree, as well as books printed by the major publishers of the time.

LAKE GARDA

Lake Garda, with its sweet climate and perfect temperature, almost appears like a sea embedded between the Alps and the Po valley.

Surrounded by palm trees, oleanders, olive trees and vineyards, Lake Garda with its banks laps three different regions: Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto. The lake is surrounded by picturesque hamlets, shores and small harbours, large centres full of life, parks and natural reserves.

Lake Garda is an ideal location for a holiday that can satisfy any possible preference: from nature lovers to sport enthusiasts, from culture and history scholars to entertainment seekers, everyone will discover their favourite holiday.

TOSCOLANO MADERNO IS ALSO LAKESHORE SPORT AND RELAX

Strolling along the shores of Lake Garda transmits a feeling of relaxation and well-being. At the same time the water sports available on the lake are really many: sailing, canoe, scuba diving, paddle surf, rowing boats…

However, the Toscolano Maderno area offers much more than just the lake: trekking, walks, mountain bike routes, trekking on horses, golf and paragliding.

And for those who wish to bring their four-legged friends on holiday, there is Bau Beach, a beach dedicated to domestic pets.

The centre is doubtlessly beautiful and full of cafes, pubs, bistro’s and restaurants where to enjoy aperitifs, lunches and dinners. Lakeshore Zanardelli is the most well-known Garda “promenade”, it runs alongside the lake and takes you from the entrance of the Maderno Gulf to the Olive tree Lido in Toscolano.

Another site to visit is the anchor recovered from the lake in 2011 that dates back to the First World War. Today the Anchor of the M.A.S. Flotilla is a monument to the war dead.

Among the walks immersed in nature, the Ghirardi Botanical Gardens are a real treasure chest for learning about medicinal plants. Within the Bernini Park stands the oldest tree of the entire lake, a huge Himalayan cedar with a trunk diameter of more than 2 metres. In the Serraglio park, previously a park of the Gonzaga family, there are statues, mulberries and citrus fruits with the inebriating aromas of oranges, lemons and limes.

If you enjoy excursions and wish to see beyond Toscolano Maderno, we recommend climbing onto Monte Pizzocolo or Monte Castello. They are reachable on foot or by e-bike. From the top, a spectacular view overlooking the entire Lake Garda appears!

TIGNALE: AMONG LEMONS, OLIVE GROVES AND CAVERNS

Tignale sul Garda is made up of six hamlets: Gardola, Piovere, Prabione, Aer, Olzano and Oldesio, all reachable along a splendid panoramic road.

It stands on the western shore of Lake Garda, at the heart of the Alto Garda Bresciano Park. This lovely village overlooks Lake Garda from a plateau, immersed in woods and forests. The slopes of the hills host the typical terraces on which the famous Garda olives grow, thanks to the mild climate all year round.

Near Tignale you can find the superior Lake Garda Natural Park, which offers walks, excursions and cycle paths for both mountain bikes and e-bikes.

Families will have fun at the Flying Frogs adventure park in Tignale, which has routes of varying difficulty that suit all ages, such as “La Rana Scatenata” (the wild frog) or “La Rana Volante” (the flying frog).

Let yourselves feel the charm of Tignale’s old town centre with its homes characterised by picturesque stone portals. The Sanctuary of the Montecastello Madonna dating back to the 17th century is well worth a visit. It’s situated on a cliff about 700 metres high overhanging the lake.

Make sure you visit the lemon greenhouses on the Lemon Riviera and the many caverns surrounding Tignale. The ancient olive mill is also worth noting.

A fantastic occasion in which to visit Tignale is certainly the Truffle Fiesta that takes place each year during the last week of September and the first of October. And, last but not least, you can’t leave Tignale without having tasted the typical spongadì cake.

LAKE GARDA

Lake Garda, with its sweet climate and perfect temperature, almost appears like a sea embedded between the Alps and the Po valley.

Surrounded by palm trees, oleanders, olive trees and vineyards, Lake Garda with its banks laps three different regions: Lombardy, Trentino Alto Adige and Veneto. The lake is surrounded by picturesque hamlets, shores and small harbours, large centres full of life, parks and natural reserves.

Lake Garda is an ideal location for a holiday that can satisfy any possible preference: from nature lovers to sport enthusiasts, from culture and history scholars to entertainment seekers, everyone will discover their favourite holiday.

TOSCOLANO MADERNO AND THE PAPER MILL VALLEY

Not far from Salò lies Toscolano Maderno, a hamlet of Etruscan-roman origin which has a large number of sites to visit, a location awaiting to be discovered …

Toscolano Maderno arises from joining Toscolano of Etruscan origin and Maderno of Roman origin. This is the reason why the sites and historical buildings you can visit and admire in Toscolano and Maderno – like the important residential complex among the Roman age villas on the Garda lake, that resembles the renowned Caves of Catullus in Sirmione or the Roman Domus in Desenzano del Garda – are all very different.

Another site to visit is the park of the Roman villa, where two ancient temples lie: one dedicated to Jupiterand one to Bacchus. The first, devoted to Jupiter Ammon, was used as a base for the Madonna del Benaco Sanctuary.

Among the other historical buildings that date back to the Middle Ages, well worth a visit is the Romanic Church in Maderno (XI century) which stands on the central square, and the bell tower of the parish church. It is interesting because it’s the only building remaining of an ancient castle with four towers, surrounded by a double moat.

The famous paper production tradition comes from Toscolano. You can visit the nearby Paper Mill Valley where since the Middle Ages, paper was produced by exploiting the power of the water that from the mountains flows into the Garda. The merit goes to the Dominican friars and to local residents. Thanks to them the uncultivated land was cleared and channels to carry water to the paper mills were built.

Definitely worth visiting is the Paper Museum (Museo della Carta) that exhibits the whole history of these activities, between Renaissance production plants and workshops, ironworks and important printing presses. Inside the Museum you will also be able to see the exhibits of the valley’s archeological excavations and the Renaissance filigree, as well as books printed by the major publishers of the time.

TOSCOLANO MADERNO IS ALSO LAKESHORE SPORT AND RELAX

Strolling along the shores of Lake Garda transmits a feeling of relaxation and well-being. At the same time the water sports available on the lake are really many: sailing, canoe, scuba diving, paddle surf, rowing boats…

However, the Toscolano Maderno area offers much more than just the lake: trekking, walks, mountain bike routes, trekking on horses, golf and paragliding.

And for those who wish to bring their four-legged friends on holiday, there is Bau Beach, a beach dedicated to domestic pets.

The centre is doubtlessly beautiful and full of cafes, pubs, bistro’s and restaurants where to enjoy aperitifs, lunches and dinners. Lakeshore Zanardelli is the most well-known Garda “promenade”, it runs alongside the lake and takes you from the entrance of the Maderno Gulf to the Olive tree Lido in Toscolano.

Another site to visit is the anchor recovered from the lake in 2011 that dates back to the First World War. Today the Anchor of the M.A.S. Flotilla is a monument to the war dead.

Among the walks immersed in nature, the Ghirardi Botanical Gardens are a real treasure chest for learning about medicinal plants. Within the Bernini Park stands the oldest tree of the entire lake, a huge Himalayan cedar with a trunk diameter of more than 2 metres. In the Serraglio park, previously a park of the Gonzaga family, there are statues, mulberries and citrus fruits with the inebriating aromas of oranges, lemons and limes.

If you enjoy excursions and wish to see beyond Toscolano Maderno, we recommend climbing onto Monte Pizzocolo or Monte Castello. They are reachable on foot or by e-bike. From the top, a spectacular view overlooking the entire Lake Garda appears!

TIGNALE: AMONG LEMONS, OLIVE GROVES AND CAVERNS

Tignale sul Garda is made up of six hamlets: Gardola, Piovere, Prabione, Aer, Olzano and Oldesio, all reachable along a splendid panoramic road.

It stands on the western shore of Lake Garda, at the heart of the Alto Garda Bresciano Park. This lovely village overlooks Lake Garda from a plateau, immersed in woods and forests. The slopes of the hills host the typical terraces on which the famous Garda olives grow, thanks to the mild climate all year round.

Near Tignale you can find the superior Lake Garda Natural Park, which offers walks, excursions and cycle paths for both mountain bikes and e-bikes.

Families will have fun at the Flying Frogs adventure park in Tignale, which has routes of varying difficulty that suit all ages, such as “La Rana Scatenata” (the wild frog) or “La Rana Volante” (the flying frog).

Let yourselves feel the charm of Tignale’s old town centre with its homes characterised by picturesque stone portals. The Sanctuary of the Montecastello Madonna dating back to the 17th century is well worth a visit. It’s situated on a cliff about 700 metres high overhanging the lake.

Make sure you visit the lemon greenhouses on the Lemon Riviera and the many caverns surrounding Tignale. The ancient olive mill is also worth noting.

A fantastic occasion in which to visit Tignale is certainly the Truffle Fiesta that takes place each year during the last week of September and the first of October. And, last but not least, you can’t leave Tignale without having tasted the typical spongadì cake.

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