Gargnano

Gargnano


The district Gargnano consist of 13 towns and is situated on the western shore of Lake Garda and has about 3,000 inhabitants. The three districts Bogliaco, Villa and the chief city Gargnano are directly at Lake Garda. The other towns are located in the hinterland between lake Garda and the artificial water reservoir Lake Valvestino.

Gargnano a natural paradise!

Typical for Gargnano is the beautiful nature with its colourful vegetation. The vegetation differs a lot, depending on where you are. You can find cypress, olive and citrus trees and plants that only grow in the mountains. To have a nice view at Lake Garda and the surrounding villages you should walk through the nearby hills in the hinterlands. The nature offers gorgeous and romantic places.

Attack on Gargnano

Attack on Gargnano
Attack on Gargnano

In 1866 Austrian warships attacked the small town. Due to those fights you can see cannonballs all over the walls. Especially at the harbour. Another sight of Gargnano is the church of San Francesco. In 1289 Francis of Assisi arranged for building the church. Over the centuries a lot has been rebuilt and nowadays only the cloister is in its original state and really worth seeing.

 

Sailing and other sports at Gargnano

Mountain biking , playing golf or tennis, surfing are just some of the sports you can do. Gargnano is well known as sailing headquarters at Lake Garda. Every year in September the sailing regatta Centomiglia starts from Bogliaco. The one hundred mile regatta is one of the largest and most important in Europe.

Because of the mountains there is almost never bad weather at Gargnano. The perfect place to spend a sporty holiday or to relax at Lake Garda.


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