Morainic Hills of Garda: taste and savor history

The Morainic Hills of Garda is a historical-monumental treasure that offers the possibility of relaxation and refreshment.

Description

Discovering the historical and cultural traces of a territory populated since the Neolithic times, a land disputed by different civilizations that have alternated leaving their mark in the various localities of the area. This place has a very particular ability to testify the presence of man in all his times.

The Morainic Hills of Garda is a historical-monumental treasure that offers the possibility of relaxation, refreshment for foodies to combine with the discovery of cultural heritage in museums, churches, and towns of an ancient civilization!

Itinerary

Day 1 - CASTELLARO LAGUSELLO
Arrival in Castellaro Lagusello, check-in, and hotel accommodation. The rest of the day will be used to explore the charming medieval village of Castellaro, which has been included in the ranking of the most beautiful villages in Italy. Its name derives from the ancient fortified enclosure that overlooks a “laguesello”, a small lake. Castellaro unleashes its charm by leaning on a small hill You will be amazed by the Clock Tower, the enchanting Church of San Nicola, and Villa Arrighi.

The walls dating back to the 11th century incorporate the village, which is very characteristic of its cobbled streets. Free dinner and overnight stay in Castellaro.

DAY 2 - Solferino and Cavriana
Breakfast at the hotel and departure by car for the guided tour of Solferino: located in a panoramic position towards the plain and Lake Garda, Solferino has a breathtaking landscape. It is rich in history because it is strongly linked to the memory of the battle of June 24, 1859 for the unification of Italy. To remember the historical events there is its monumental complex including the Museum, the Ossuary Chapel, the Rocca, and the Red Cross Memorial. Free lunch in Solferino.

In the afternoon departure for Cavriana, to visit the village and the “Vecchio Mulino Antichi Mestieri” museum. Free dinner and overnight stay.

DAY 3 - Volta Mantovana and Monzambano
Breakfast at the hotel and departure by car to Volta Mantovana. The town of Volta Mantovana has very ancient origins as evidenced by its historic center and in particular by the remains, surrounded by greenery, of the ancient castle built in the 11th century and then transformed by the Gonzagas in the 14th-15th centuries. Guided tour of the Gonzaga Palace. Free lunch in Volta Mantovana.

Afternoon dedicated to visiting Monzambano, located in the heart of the hills on the right bank of the Mincio river, and immersed in a landscape with cypresses, olive groves, and vineyards, with subsequent wine tasting at the Ricchi winery. Return to the hotel, free dinner, and overnight stay.

DAY 4 - Pozzolengo and Ponti sul Mincio
After breakfast, check-out, and departure for Pozzolengo with a guided tour of the medieval village. The town is dominated by the mighty Castle, built on the top of Mount Fluno around the year 1000, inside which there is a fortified medieval village still inhabited today.

Departure then for Ponti sul Mincio, with a guided tour of Forte Ardietti, one of the fortifications that were part of the famous “Quadrilatero” and still today is in excellent condition. Free lunch in Peschiera and end of the services.

Price: starting from 350 € / person. Price based on 4 people

Tour duration: 4 days / 3 nights

The trip includes:

  • 3 nights including breakfast in a 3-star hotel
  • Car rental for the entire stay
  • Guided tour of Solferino
  • Cavriana museum entrance
  • Gonzaga Palace Ticket
  • Wine tasting in the local cellar
  • Monzambano tower entrance
  • Guided tour of Pozzolengo
  • Guided tour of the Ardietti Fortress

The trip does not include:

  • Tourist tax to be paid directly on the flight
  • Travel insurance
  • All meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses and everything that is not mentioned in the section “The trip includes”Note:

    This itinerary includes travel with your own means and can be customized to suit your needs.

    Private transfer from the airport is available upon request.

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