Castelnuovo Del Garda

Castelnuovo Del Garda
Castelnuovo Del Garda
Castelnuovo Del Garda
Castelnuovo Del Garda
Castelnuovo Del Garda

Castelnuovo
del Garda extends over the moraine hills and only a small portion of the town
overlooks the lake shore. The mild climate of the hills allows a lush growth of
olive trees, cypresses and vines. It is not just the ideal place for food and
wine lovers,  having some of the most
beautiful parks in Italy, where to relax and have fun. Archaeological finds
attest that this area has been inhabited since prehistoric times.



For all we
know, its first name was “Beneventum”, then changed into “Quadrivium” by the
Romans, a name deriving from its position in the middle of the square area
formed by Verona, Brescia, Mantova and Trento. According to history, many battles
took place here. In 1154, it was destroyed by the troops headed by Federico
Barbarossa, who built a new fortalice called “ Castrum- Novum”,  which eventually became Castelnuovo.



It was
ruled by the Scaligeri and the Visconti first, then it underwent the domination
of Venice and  the Austrian Empire. Among
the bloody fights for independence from the Austrian Empire, we should mention
the battle of 11-12 April 1848, when the town was burned down by Austrian
troops sent by Radetzky, and the bloody assault of 11 July to the Lombard
volunteers by three thousand adversaries equipped with artillery and cavalry. After
several dominations, it acquired the present name, in 1970,  and today the “Festa della Bandiera”, which
takes place on the third Sunday of June, is the celebration of the battle which
took place during the third war of independence. Given the presence of
centuries-old vineyards and since this is the area where Custoza and Bardolino
D.O.C. wines are produced, also the popular “Festa dell’Uva” is held here, in
memory of the ancient grape-stomping ceremony  which took place during the production of “Moro
del Castel” wine.


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