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Padenghe sul Garda

The town of Padenghe sul Garda is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda in the province of Brescia. The village has 4,200 inhabitants and, thanks to its location on a hill, offers its visitors a wonderful view of Lake Garda and the picturesque surroundings.

The town of Padenghe sul Garda is part of the well-known Valtènesi region, the wine-growing region that stretches from Portese to Salò and until after Desenzano extended.

The mild climate, the Mediterranean vegetation, the small port and the beach have made the town one of the most popular tourist centers on southern Lake Garda.

history and culture

The history of the tranquil village goes back to the Neolithic Age, as archaeological finds from settlements prove. Traces of Romanesque people have also been found here, because in Roman times Padenghe sul Garda was an important trading port, where some wealthy families built magnificent villas and temples. During the barbarian invasions, the inhabitants had to flee from the shores of the lake to the hilly hinterland. Padenghe Castle was built during this period, and a beautiful residential area was built in its inner courtyard.

From the tower of the castle you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Lake Garda and the surrounding villages. One of the most beautiful buildings is undoubtedly Villa Barbieri, which is now the seat of the municipal administration.


Coppelia Beach Bar

One of the most beautiful beach bars on Lake Garda. Here you can find great food and drinks at affordable prices, the finest ice cream, great people and music until you drop. On the weekends often DJs or small bands. A really great place to stay and enjoy the lake. 


Villa Garuti

Charming 4-star hotel on the clear waters of Lake Garda, overlooking the port of Padenghe. Villa Garuti is located in the beautiful park of an ancient residence and is characterized by the typical architecture of ancient medieval castles.


Burg von Padenghe

The castle ruins enthroned on a hill above Padenghe represent the remains of a fortress built from rubble and field stones as early as the 10th century.Lake Garda sloping side of a moraine hill protected by a ditch. Two square wall towers and two corner towers were probably added to the circular wall only in the first half of the 14th century. The wall on the steeper south-east side, up to about 9 meters high, remained without towers. After 1330, under the rule of the Veronese Scaligeri, an independent aristocratic castle was built on the north-east flank, which was reinforced in the north by a round tower 17 meters high and around 9 meters in diameter. This castle, which covers an area of around 350 square meters, had a total of 11 light openings on the ground floor. Otherwise, its walls, which are about 11 meters high and 2 meters thick, do not show any further openings. Access to this castle, known as Castellino, was via a raised ramp that led to the double castle gates. Further conversions and extensions took place in the late 15th and early 16th centuries. Among other things, a new gate was created, access for pedestrians and carts via drawbridges and built-in loopholes on the ring wall, which also had a battlements. Even after the 16th century, the original function of the fortress as a protective structure for the rural population was retained.

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