The location of this tourist accommodation is really strategic. We are halfway between the lake and the city center of Verona (20 mins); therefore the nature parks of Lessinia and Monte Baldo are also easily reachable. Next to our structure there are also trails for walking or cycling.
From Domegliara Station by train you can reach the “Mart” in Rovereto in 30 minutes and in 45 the “Muse” in Trento.
Our structure is located in the small village of Gargagnago, part of the hilly area north of the province of Verona, called Valpolicella.
This denomination is commonly referred to the three valleys run by the torrents of Negrar, Marano and Fumane. There have been various historical reasons that have contributed on forming the geographical unity of Valpolicella.
In the first, the most commonly acknowledged, the following communes are considered: San Pietro in Cariano, Marano di Valpolicella, Sant’Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Negrar, Pescantina, Dolcè, Sant’Anna d’Alfaedo and the hamlet of Parona. The latter three municipalities are not considered in the definition of Geographical Valpolicella.
In this vast area there are three areas for morphological and geological nature: the mountainous area north along the ridge of Lessinia mountains, the hilly area at the center and the flat area in the south.
The natural landscape of Valpolicella is different in these three bands, but it is also fascinating, is able to show all the beauties and qualities, from the soft lines of its hills and reliefs to the infinity of colors, his scenario.
As a testimony to the historical importance that this territory has always had, there are many sites of architectural interest. The landscape is in fact adorned by many Venetian villas of great value, but also by capitals, churches, districts and rural courts.
From an economic point of view, this territory has offered and still offers its inhabitants many opportunities that have allowed growth and development.
First of all, the agricultural sector, which, using fertile land, has since the ancient times been the engine of the local economy with the cultivation of vines, olive trees and fruit trees such as cherry and peaches.
Over the last few decades, the wine sector has been expanding and has become the driving force behind the local economy. Valpolicella is now known and appreciated all over the world for its local excellence products, including Amarone red wines from Valpolicella, Recioto, Ripasso, Valpolicella Classica and Superiore.
Another important economy for Valpolicella is the quarrying out of its hills and the promontories of Lessinia. Local marbles such as Red of Verona, Rosé Nembro, Gialletto di Sant’Ambrogio, the Breccia Pernice are exported all over the world, as are the Lessinia Stone (or Prun Stone) and the Tufo.
To the north of Valpolicella, Lessinia is easily reachable, a land where nature, art and traditions of ancient peoples blend. With its vast forests of woods and pastures it covers the pre-Alpine area of the Province of Verona. This territory is composed of a varied and never monotonous landscape, characterized by beautiful natural landscapes but also by the stone architecture of the typical districts.
Lessinia is a place to discover, which brings with it the testimonies of a past far rich in history, archeology, naturalistic, geological and architectural aspects. Since 1990, the “Lessinia Regional Nature Park” has been established, which promotes this territory of 10,000 hectares in all its aspects. In these places you can make excursions and routes, both on foot and by bicycle, following the many paths present.
Among the many attractions, it is of particular interest to Molina, with its typical district whose houses and roofs are made of stone and the park of waterfalls, where a beautiful nature trail was equipped.
Between Lake Garda and the Adige River, stands the mountainous mountain range, with a maximum height of 2,218 m, called Monte Baldo.
Placed in a strategic position, it has over the millennia been witness to the many historical and geological events that derive from its current conformation. The climatic influence of the lake then contributed to the coexistence of many different natural environments, from the Mediterranean vegetation to the pastures and to the rocks of the highest peaks, for this particular feature Monte Baldo has earned the title of “Garden of Europe “, A true conjunction ring of the Alps with the Mediterranean.
It is therefore an ideal place for both the study and the observation of many fauna and botanical species, and for hiking enthusiasts.
The particular geographical position allows you to enjoy an amazing panorama, suspended between the earth and the sky, from a natural terrace, easily reached from the cable car of Malcesine and the chair lift of Prà Alpesina.
Lake Garda, the largest Italian lake with a surface area of 370 square meters, is hinged between three regions, Lombardy (province of Brescia), Veneto (province of Verona) and Trentino-Alto Adige (province of Trento). Parallel to the Adige River, which is divided by the massif of Monte Baldo, is a very important site of natural interest, the flagship of Italian territory and of international tourism.
The landscape is variegated, in the southern and more flat one can observe a real corner of Mediterranean, while climbing northwards, close to Mount Baldo, the lake narrows assuming the shape of a fjord.
Lake Garda is also characterized by rocks and walls overhanging in defense of castles castles and ancient churches full of history, which look at picturesque and pretty harbor. Its conformation and the presence of high mountain ranges allow for a Mediterranean climate. To the south of the basin, in the heart of the morainic hills, there are some ancient villages of great interest, such as Valeggio sul Mincio, Borghetto and Custoza.
Verona, is a beautiful art city marked by a millennial history. Anyone who visits her falls in love. Literature, thanks first to Dante and then to Shakespeare, gives us romantic and suggestive visions of this city. City of refuge, city of love. Many ages and domination have seen this city and still are rich testimonies today. Remains of the Roman settlement, medieval vestiges with the power of the ancient lordship of the scaliger, Venetian testimonies, Austrian traces can be seen in the ancient palaces, squares, churches and numerous bridges of the city.
In the heart of the city and in particular in Bra Square stands the majestic Arena, a Roman amphitheater that hosts the summer lyric season every year. Over the square are other famous palaces, such as Barbieri Palace and Grand Guard. A little further we find Erbe square, the center of the city market. To join the two squares via Mazzini famous for its renowned shops. Just a few steps away you will find the Giulietta House, with its famous balcony as well as Piazza dei Signori, Cangrande Palace, testimonies of the Scaligero force and Palazzo della Ragione. To see also the Duomo, which houses the palace of Titian, the Basilica of Santa Anastasia, the Roman Theater and Castelvecchio.
- Amusement parks (Gardaland, Movieland)
- Natura viva park (zoo)
- Giardino Sigurtà Park
- Aquardens Spa Park
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