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The Strada del Ponale connects Riva del Garda and the Valle di Ledro. Originally built in the second half of the 19th century, it was replaced by a modern tunnel only 20 years ago. Since 2004 it has been closed to traffic and limited to cyclists and hikers. Thanks to its position and architecture, the old Strada del Ponale is one of the most beautiful historical panoramic roads in Europe.
We start our hiking tour in the centre of the village Riva del Garda and hike along the shores of the lake, passing the old hydropower station. After about 1 km we cross the Gardesana road and follow the signpost D01 towards Ledro. Soon we reach the wonderful panoramic trail carved into the rocks and leading through small tunnels.
After further two km of steady and gentle gradient the trail turns right and we look down to the beautiful bay at the entrance of the Valle di Ledro. Here, the road divides into a bicycle track and a hiking trail. We cross a bridge before we hike up some steps to reach a forest road. From here, we continue our tour into the Valle di Ledro. After a short asphalted section (Pregasina road) we pass the village Biacesa. Crossing the village Pre di Ledro we hike upwards towards Molina di Ledro and finally reach Lake Ledro with its very interesting pile-dwelling museum.
The Sanctuary of Montecastello is located just below the peak of Monte Castello, on a spur of rock sheer above the lake, with magnificent panoramic views.
With its wonderful air of spirituality and peace, its history, artistic & architectural beauty, and marvellous location, it is one of the most famous and well-loved sacred places of Lake Garda.
For centuries it has been a place of pilgrimage and devotion, particularly to the Blessed Virgin Mary, who is portrayed in an antique and miraculous fresco behind the main altar.
The Sanctuary is open from the 25th march to the 31st october 2018, from 9.00 a.m. until 6.30 p.m.
Mass: From May to September on Sunday, 5.00 p.m.
Summer is coming and the best way to go around lake Garda is by boat, less traffic, more fun, we can suggest you 2 different options:
Bee Boat a guided trip with by a professional captain, maximum 20 people, drop off point in Salò.
if you are brave and want to discover lake Garda alone, no licence necessary, maximum 7 people for boat, drop off point in Gargnano.
We kindly recommend to book in advance, check the site and they can find the best option for you!
Situated in front of Cervano , close to the hills on the western side of lake Garda, Golf Bogliaco lies in a basin at an altitude of 100 metres, covered with oleander, laurel, cypresses, olive trees and other plants typical of Mediterranean vegetation. The raised position gives a splendid view over almost the full length of the lake and the mountains which surround it. The decidedly mild climate offers the possibility of playing all year round.
Bogliaco Golf Resort srl
Via del Golf, 21 25088 Toscolano Maderno (Brescia)
Tel. +39 0365 643006 mail: email@example.com
This is a list of some nice restaurants and pizzerias in the area , for all tastes and pockets; they were all personally tested by us, however, wandering around it is possible to find many others, buon appetito!
Pizzeria Ristorante La Macina, in Cecina at the end of the village, Via Cecina, Toscolano-Maderno, Italia 0365 643095 tripadvisor
Pizzeria Al Bertansì, pizza and meat with big garden, 15 minutes by foot from Cervano
Via Roina, 49, Toscolano Maderno (Brescia) 0365 643126 tripadvisor
Trattoria Fornico, grilled meat, donkey steak, carpacio of lake fish and local cuisine and products, country restaurant, 20 minutes by foot from Cervano
Via Sole, 13 25084 Fornico Gargnano (Brescia)
tel 0365 71058 – 72945 tripadvisor
Trattoria La Sosta, grilled meat and fish, spiedo (a local way of cooking meat on the fire for 2 hours with potatoes and sage), immediately outside our gate, 100 mts on the right at the Cecina church Via Cecina, 82, 25088 Toscolano-Maderno, Italia 0365644295 tripadvisor
L’amo bistrot, salad, club sandwich and good aperitivo, Piazza Nazario Sauro 29 Bogliaco di Gargnano, Tel 0365 190 5352
Ristorante Al Marinaio, lake fish specialties, traditional cuisine, Via Trento, 8, 25084 Gargnano Brescia 0365 71226 tripadvisor
Vicovetere, in a small court yard inside Villavetro village
Via Carpione, 11, 25084 Gargnano, Italia 036572862 tripadvisor
Ristorante Al grifo, near Bogliaco beach, out golf road, sailing club Via Alessandro Bettoni, 25, 25084 Bogliaco BS – 0365 791283
Osteria Pizzeria Al Porto di Villa, in the little Villa port
Piazza Villa, 1 | Villa di Gargnano, 25084 Gargnano, Italia 335 571 9851 tripadvisor
Pizzeria Centomiglia, on the lake in Gargnano 036572656
We await for you opinions and other suggestions!
The Giardino Botanico Fondazione André Heller (2 acres), also known as the Giardino Botanico A. Hruska, is a botanical garden located on the grounds of the André Heller Foundation above Lake Garda, in via Roma, Gardone Riviera, Province of Brescia, Lombardy, Italy. It is open daily in the warmer months.
The garden was established circa 1901 by Arturo Hruska (1889 – 1971), an Austrian dentist and botanist, who from 1910-1971 collected many species on the grounds of his villa, organized as a dense forest of bamboo, Japanese ponds, streams, and waterfalls, as well as alpine plants in ravines. Since 1988 it has been owned by artist André Heller, and now contains interesting sculptures by Keith Haring, Roy Lichtenstein, and so forth, set among more than 500 species including cactus, edelweiss, ferns including Osmunda regalis, magnolias, orchids, water lilies, and trees.
The garden is open from March until October, every day from 9AM to 7PM
Fondazione Andrè Heller
Via Roma 2 – Gardone Riviera (BS) Italy
Mobile: +39 336.410877 – Fax: +39 0365.22065
The service, with captain and on a beautiful and elegant boat crafted with attention to the smallest details, is ideal for families, for couples looking for rest and relaxation, or small groups (max 20 Pax). The perfect mix of quality, luxury, courtesy and discretion awaits you! Transfers service for shopping, lunches, dinners in restaurants overlooking the lake..
Aperitive service on board on request. Taxi boat service on the Lake Garda for any destination.
Available services: for hour, half a day, full day, they can personalize tours according to your desires.
Family tour from 130 euro
- Street address: Lungolago Zanardelli, 11
25087 Salò (BS) | Italy
Special Place for your Special Occasions…
Flowers: Chimini Andrea
Special Place for your Special Occasions…
Poet, soldier, hypochondriac and proto-Fascist, Gabriele d’Annunzio (1863–1938) defies easy definition, and so does his estate. Bombastic, extravagant and unsettling, it’s home to every architectural and decorative excess imaginable and the decor helps shed light on the man. In the 1920s d’Annunzio became a strong supporter of Fascism and Mussolini, while his affairs with wealthy women were legendary.
The amphitheatre is the first major structure one comes across after entering the estate and was clearly based upon classic models, the architect Maroni even visiting Pompeii for inspiration. Its location, like the other buildings of the Vittoriale undeniably offers a majestic view of the Garda lake, it is still used for performances today (Patty Smith, The National, Buena vista social club)
Near you can visit the Botanic Garden A.Heller
- BB up to 8 persons (wheelchair accessible)
- Valentino up to 4 persons
- Pierino up to 6 persons
- Gino up to 5 persons
- Fiorini up to 10 persons
- Ecli up to 4 persons
- Nani up to 5 persons
- Mazzola up to 2 persons
- Terrazzo up to 2 persons
- Elisa up to 5 persons
We have a wide range of self catering apartments, from the historic Fiorini apartment, where a large family or a group of friends find the way to accommodate together, also in the kitchen (with a big fireplace) or in the dining room to the small Terrace (for 2 persons), a nest with a wonderful sight on the gulf of Salo’ and an orange bathroom.
In total we have 2 historic apartments (up to 10 or 4 persons) and 8 modern apartments (from 2 to 7 persons) : we can accommodate also 2 groups of 15 persons in 2 different buildings.
There is a very large space in Cervano and the 2 groups do not interfere each other.
In the Milanda building there is also a very large hall where also 40 persons can easily have a briefing or attend a conference.
Animals are welcome, if they do not disturb the other guests and are used to stay in an apartment.
Every apartment is fully different from the others and even if we try , as soon as possible, to mantain the spirit of the buildings and the original fittings, the Milanda Farm if fully restored in class A , with air conditioning and Mitsubishi heat pumps.
Price included bed linen, towels, wi fi, parking, final cleaning only extra cost is city tax at 1 euro per persons per night only adult; in the Milanda building the power (air conditioning and oven or dishwasher) is paid apart, we’ll try to have less impact on the environment 😉
- 2 people apartment from 80 euro
- 4 people apartment from 120 euro
- 6 people apartment from 220 euro
- 10 people apartment from 360 euro
For info sent a e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://cervano.wordpress.com/booking/ we will answer as soon as possible.
The Dwarfs apartment open both on the lake and on the mountain and it is particularly appreciated by the children, with its penthouse rooms.
While, if you are a large group , we can accommodate up to 7 persons in the Pierino apartment or up to 10 in the Fiorini historic apartment , an apartment of 360 sq meters, 5 bedrooms, all original of 1800, except the bathrooms, that are brand new.
In the Terrace apartment, there is a romatic nest for a couple, while in Gino and Elisa apartment, with a breathtaking view on the lake, we can accommodate up to 5 persons.
The Valentino historic apartment ( all 1800 original) , 2 adults and 2 children are at their easy.
For any special need , please ask for!