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Some weeks ago I spent some days in Gargnano (again!).

It is a beautiful village on the western shore of lake Garda

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Via Roma is the main street of Gargnano. Here you can find several shops and a hotel.

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Gargnano has a small harbour surrounded by some cafes and shops.

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There is even a restaurant at the harbour....

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Near the harbour there is a short wooden promenade on the lake.

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Here you see part of a building overlooking the lake.

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There are several buildings on the lake.

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The old core of Gargnano is made of several stone houses. It is uphill from the harbour.

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There are only a couple of shops in the old core of Gargnano.

Most of the shops are on the lower area of the village.

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Osteria lo Zuavo; the restaurant I mentioned before, is located at the harbour.

Here they serve various typical Italian dishes. It is a budget restaurant.

I strongly recommend you this place!

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Trofie al pesto is one of the dishes you can have at this restaurant.

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One day I took a very long walk to get to Villa Feltrinelli.

This mansion was built at the end of the 1800. From 1943 to 1945 Benito Mussolini lived here.

Today Villa Feltrinelli is a luxury hotel.

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It is not allowed to visit this mansion; except for one day a year.

This is the only picture I was able take of Villa Feltrinelli.

Surely you can see this villa from afar if you are on a boat.

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Muslone is a village on a mountain. It is some eight kilometers from Gargnano.

It is part of Gargnano.

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There are no shops and cafes in Muslone. Here you can only find a small grocery shop.

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You can enjoy a great landscape over the lake from Muslone.

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Toscolano Maderno is a commune made of two villages.

I used to visit Maderno (one of the two villages) in order to have a cup of coffe or a ice cream.

I didn' t like Maderno.

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There is an interesting thing to see in Maderno. It is saint Andrew church.

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This church was built at the beginning of the XII century. It was probably built on the remains of another building.

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A nice private garden overlooking the lake.

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Caffe Centrale is a nice cafe confectionery in Maderno. It is the right place to have an ice cream.

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This cafe is located in the main square of Maderno; near saint Andrew church.

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I didn' t visit Toscolano; the other village which form Toscolano Maderno.

I only visited the saints Peters' and Paul' s church there.

This is the parish curch in this village. It was built in the XVI century.

It houses several large paintings by a Venetian painter; Andrea Celesti.

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When I was in Gargnano I revisited Gardone Riviera a couple of times.

Gardone Riviera is a tourist resort not far from Gargnano.

It is made of two area; Gardone di Sotto (the lower village) and Gardone di Sopra (the upper village).

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There is a short lakeside promenade in Gardone Riviera. It is lined by some cafes and restaurants.

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The Grand Hotel is one of the many hotels you can find in Gardone Riviera.

It was built in 1884. It is a four stars hotel.

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The Grand Hotel is a really large and long building.

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It has more than 160 rooms; some gardens and a swimmming pool.

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Piazza Guglielmo Marconi is the main square in Gardone Riviera. It is surrounded by a yellow portico on three sides.

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There are some shops under the portico and some benches as well.

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Just behind the main square there is a street with some cafes and shops. There is also a restaurant there.

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It was really a good holiday. It was sunny every day. It seemed to be in summer even if it was october!

Posted by Maurizioagos 18:17 Archived in Italy Tagged lake garda italy. lombardy. gargnano.

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It all looks very quiet and peaceful. Thanks for all the wonderful photos. Please can you tell me what the "Trofie" is that you had with the pasta? It looked very tasty.

by Yvonne Dumsday

Bongiorno, Maurizio! I see it's a picturesque place worth visiting. Thanks for sharing your insights...

by Vic_IV

Lovely colourful buildings. Hope all is good with you.

by irenevt

Thanks for your comments!

by Maurizioagos

@Yvonne. Trofie is the kind of pasta I had. Pesto is the sauce made with basilicum, grated cheese and other things.

Ciao!

by Maurizioagos

We stopped Gargnano on our way to Madonna di Cambiglio and I rrally would have enjoyed staying there longer! Beautiful photos! :)

by hennaonthetrek

Thanks Henna!

by Maurizioagos

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