Garda is a town located on the northwest coast of the lake. Although its name
seems to derive from the lemon trees that characterise it, actually it comes
from the "limen", which means border. Indeed, it was only accessible
via the mountains or the water and therefore it remained a borderland of
different dominions, the Ducati, Austria and now it divides Trento and Brescia.
The new 28 km long road, built in the rock, is a real masterpiece of technology
and made Limone accessible.
of Limone followed the story of the neighbouring towns. The first inhabitants
were the Cenomani, followed by the Romans, the Lombards, the Franks, the counts of Arco, the
Serenissima and Austria. It became an Italian municipality only after the First
World War. Its mild temperatures and the rocks that protect it from the north
winds create an ideal microclimate for agaves, oleanders, palms and cypress
trees alongside terraced fields of lemons, oranges, mandarins and olives. The
first citrus greenhouses date back to the seventeenth century.
port preserves the charm of an ancient
fishing village, where small squares branches out with narrow and
colourful streets, with their craft
shops and restaurants. Some illustrious guests, such as Goethe, Lawrence and
Ibsen were fascinated by its Venetian palaces and mysterious alleys. To enjoy a
splendid panorama, just visit the Chiesetta di San Rocco, dating back to the
16th century, which is situated above the village or admire the church of San
Pietro in Oliveto, which was built around the end of the year 1400 which houses
mosaics and frescoes and witnessed some important events, like the plague of
1630 and the cold snap of 1857.
place for sailing, windsurfing and mountain biking lovers.