A village forgotten by time
Explore the Morainic hills riding a Vespa and visit Castellaro Lagusello (MN) a fortified little town that is reflected in its heart-shaped lake surrounded by the landscape of the Morainic hills and wineyards. It is impossible to get lost, given that the town is really small and there is a single central street, from which short side alleys branch off.
As the name suggests, it is a fortified village, overlooking a small heart-shaped lake. The visit is very pleasant, also because the village is never invaded by tourists like the nearby (and most famous) Borghetto sul Mincio.
You leave the car just outside the village and enter the village on foot through a large door that was once equipped with a drawbridge.
Walking along quiet alleys, among ancient stone houses and narrow streets paved with river stone, you reach the small square where the nineteenth-century Villa Arrighi overlooks (private property of the Taccoli counts, which can be visited on request). The villa is the transformation of the pre-existing feudal castle and incorporates a small noble church of 1737.
Club of the most beautiful villages
The small heart-shaped lake offers an ideal environment for the fauna and flora typical of the area. Castellaro Lagusello belongs to the “Club of the Most Beautiful Villages in Italy” and has been awarded with the “Orange Flag” tourism quality mark of the Italian Touring Club for small towns in the hinterland. Castellaro is about ten kilometers from Peschiera del Garda (and therefore from the A4 motorway exit), and can be reached in about 15 minutes. From Peschiera take the road to Monzambano and then follow the signs for Castellaro.