San Zeno di
Montagna is located on the western slope of Mount Baldo at an average height of
600 metres, that is why it is called the balcony of the lake. Surrounded by
green olive groves, pinewoods and chestnut trees, it is the ideal place for
mountain and nature lovers, to relax and also for hiking and sports, in all
seasons of the year that make the town always different. The Roman presence is
testified by tombs and funerary urns dating back to the first century BC, while in the fourth century A.D. the Lombards
tried to control the paths to stop the barbarian invasions from the north. In 1378,
the town came under the control of the Scaligeri family who built a castle on
the remains of a Roman villa.
other towns along the coast, San Zeno di Montagna came under French rule from
1797 to 1814, and after the defeat, it
was assigned to Austria. It became an Italian municipality only in 1918,
after the First World War.
From May to
September, the town hosts several festivals, such as the festival of flowers,
the festival of chestnuts, the festival of livestock, which offer visitors the
opportunity to taste local products.