• Guided tours (with aperitif) at the Villa Romana in Toscolano Maderno

    After last year’s great success, this summer sees the comeback of the guided cultural tours with aperitif at some of the most interesting historical jewels of Toscolano Maderno and Lake Garda in general: the paintings of Andrea Celesti, the 15th century Venetian painter, located in the Church of SS. Peter and Paul, and the Roman Villa of Nonii Arrii.

  • A weekend between typical products and culture by the castle in Moniga

    Art, music, culture, food, sustainable economy: these are the subjects of MonigArt Festival, another event that will take place in the magical setting of the castle in Moniga del Garda after the great success at the beginning of June with Italia in Rosa (Italy in pink). The event is scheduled on Saturday 1st July and on Sunday 2nd July in the park of the castle with a marvellous scenario over Lake Garda. More than 30 stands for 50 companies, consortia, associations, institutions with possibility of craft beer and local wine tastings and other curiosities. There will be live music with a corner dedicated to international poets and another one to speak about sustainable tourism. The MonigArt will be open from 5.30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday and on Sunday with free entrance.

  • Arena Opera Festival to start on June 24 with Carmen

    The 94th edition of Opera Festival at the Arena in Verona kicks off on Friday, June 24: it is one of the typical and unmissable events of summer on Lake Garda, which this year offers a calendar of major works proposed again in the most acclaimed and popular productions and with spectacular displays.

  • Festival "Homage to Maria Callas" kicks off in Sirmione

    Lake Garda pays homage to the "Divine": the XVI edition of the international festival "Homage to Maria Callas" kicks off today in Sirmione. It’s a now traditional event organized by the municipality and based on an idea conceived by Michele Nocera, official biographer of the great singer, as well as by the maestro Sergio Maffizzoni.

    This year the festival program is particularly rich, with no less than ten events, all with free admission, scheduled until next December. Everything begins tonight at 9 pm  in the church of San Francesco in Colombare with maestro Stefano Maffizzoni, who took over the artistic direction of the festival from his father: he will conduct the Orchestra of the International Festival "Homage to Maria Callas" in the concert "The eight seasons: Vivaldi & Piazzolla". Next appointment is scheduled for August 30 in the church of Santa Maria Immacolata in Lugana, where pianists Marco Sollini and Salvatore Barbatano will propose the "Symphonic Poems" by Franz Liszt. Info and complete schedule at

  • From Giotto to De Chirico, 7 centuries of Italian art on display in Salò

    It 's definitely one of the greatest events of summer 2016 on Lake Garda: a journey through seven centuries of wonders that recounts the evolution of styles and currents of the main figures in Italian art. Hosted at Mu.Sa. in Salò, the exhibition "From Giotto to De Chirico- 

  • From May 27 to 30 the traditional Polpenazze Wine Fair

    The most important event scheduled for this week on the Brescia coast of Lake Garda is undoubtedly the Valtènesi-Garda Classico DOC Wine Fair of Polpenazze del Garda, a now historical event which this year celebrates its 67th edition. It is a popular fair, definitely one of a kind, where you can still feel the atmosphere and the typical traditions of rural Garda. 

  • Gardone Riviera, "Liberty Festival" starts on June 17 under the sign of Naples

    Liberty Festival kicks off in Gardone Riviera on Friday, June 17, with an evening dedicated to the sounds and colors of Naples: it’s the second edition for this event which returns to animate the Gardone after last year’s success. The first appointment is on the lakefront of Gardone, and more specifically in Piazza Marconi, 

  • In Peschiera on 9th September great Lugana wine tasting with 54 wineries

    Scheduled on 9th September the traditional annual event with Lugana tasting “Armonie senza tempo”, timeless harmony. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 pm in Peschiera, in the marvellous Porta Nuova Artillery Barrack, an Italian site inscribed on the prestigious UNESCO world heritage list. 54 wineries will participate to the event. The aim of this initiative is to explain better the most important white wines of the Riviera, learning more about aspects and typologies. Free entrance subject to availability. To participate it is necessary to sign in on the website Next appointment will be on 6th October in Sirmione with "Lugana doc con gusto", an itinerant circuit with food and wine tastings.


  • In Salò great appointment with the Italian lute music On 6th September at 9 pm, free entrance

    A concert to pay tribute not only to the Italian lute music but also to the genius, Gasparo da Salò that invented the violin. This is the event scheduled on 6th September from 9 pm in the Town Hall in Salò.  
    The Salone dei Provveditori will host the concert of the Ensemble Incontr’Arti coordinated by Dante Milozzi, first flute in the national orchestra of Rai that is formed by Japaneese musicians from the best orchestras in Japan. The great curiosity is that musicians will play instruments made by Francesco Bissolotti, one of the most famous lute maker all over the world. He was inspired by Gasparo da Salò, historic lute maker born on Lake Garda in 1540 and considered the inventor of the violin. In the programm will be performed music by Mozat, Fauré and Brahms: free entrance.

  • In Sirmione a summer "for all senses"

    Sirmione is an absolutely essential destination for any traveler who comes to visit Lake Garda: one of the major tourist spots of the lake, but also a real charming village, one where history and beauty come together in a fascinating and very impressive context.

  • Jazz, rock, dance, classical: the Vittoriale Festival promises a summer of great emotions

    It’s a festival now known and appreciated throughout the world, with well over 8,000 tickets already sold online in 25 countries, ready to turn Gardone Riviera into one of the cultural Garda capitals: the 2016 edition of Tener-A-Mente, the Vittoriale Festival, was presented in Brescia by artistic director Viola Coast together with the president of the Vittoriale Foundation Giordano Bruno Guerri,

  • May on Garda, many events about food, wine and culture

    Many events are intended to enrich the experience of those visiting Lake Garda in the second half of May: in the foreground especially food and wine with appointments suche as “Castello in Bianco", a new event dedicated exclusively to white wines (local and not) who makes its debut this year with its first edition scheduled in the beautiful Desenzano del Garda Castle. About 40 wineries from all over Italy 

  • Puegnago Fair, a good chance to discover Garda red wines and extra virgin olive oils

    The traditional appointment with the Puegnago del Garda Fair is renewed, a perfect opportunity for those who want to discover and taste the red wines and the extra virgin olive oil of the Valtènesi, the hills area on the Brescia Riviera of Lake Garda.

    The fair will take place from August 26th to August 28th: ​​the historic frame of Villa Galnica will host the event "Groppello & Casaliva Experience", a great banquet for the two native cultivars of the Brescia Garda Riviera (wine and oil).

    Tasting time: 6.30-10 pm. Entrance 5 euros including sack and glass. There are also two masterclasses conducted by experts, devoted to the evolution of Valtènesi's red wines in the last ten years (saturday 26 to 21.30) and monocultivar oils (Sunday 27-21).

    But there will also be space for the Chiaretto: Saturday 26th from 7.30 pm the terrace of Villa Galnica will host the Rosé Night, gourmet evening with the producers and restaurateurs of Passione Valtènesi.



  • Sailing and gastronomy: Salò is waiting for the Garda Cooking Cup

    A unique competition of its kind, combining in a single sailing format, the quality cuisine, sports and Lake Garda excellence: these are the basic ingredients of the Garda Cooking Cup, a new event that on the days of September 24 to 25 will present its first edition in the waters of the Salò Gulf. The race will include forty boats equipped with kitchen and oven, on board of which forty chefs will compete in the preparation of a dish and a dessert to undergo an evaluation of a gastronomic jury, which will be chaired by the great chef Davide Oldani and hosted on a boat moored near the Victory square. The general classification will be determined by the combination of the result of the race with the evaluation of the dishes. During the two days Piazza Vittoria will host the Village Cooking, dedicated to the promotion of the territory and its products and to hot several cultural events during the two days.

  • The "Notte Fondente" is back in Gardone Riviera

     The appointment with the Notte Fondente is back as every year  in Gardone Riviera: the ninth edition of the gourmet circuit dedicated to chocolate and typical flavors of Lake Garda is scheduled for the evening of August 24th.

    Starting from 7.30 pm on Vittoriale Square with the starters, the circuit will continue through four routes (blue, fuchsia, green, yellow)

    The tasting includes two appetizers, two pasta or rice dishes, two main courses, water, three desserts, seven wine tastings and a coffee, in addition to the tasting kit. The wines come from some of the best winerìes on the Brescia Riviera of Lake Garda. In total there are 24 chefs of the area involved.

    Booking is required at or on the website at 


  • Two weekends in Villa Alba dedicated to design

    The magnificent setting of Villa Alba in Gardone Riviera will host for the next two weekends the event Icon Design, sponsored by the City of Gardone in collaboration with Pialorsi furnishings and Monsieur Vatel. Design, sounds and showcooking are the ingredients of this unique exhibition, designed to rediscover the charm of Villa Alba: the atmosphere of the place is indeed at the heart of a journey dedicated to the history of the great Italian design, which will be completed through music and culture, creating a unique experience of its kind. Icon Design will be open on Saturday 17, Sunday 18, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 September from 3 to 8 pm with free admission.

  • Vittoriale, a Botta fountain for the 2016 edition of "The Garden of Pan"

    It has arrived in these hours by helicopter in the skies of Gardone Riviera the magnificent fountain designed by famous italian architect Mario Botta, who will be inaugurated on Saturday, June 4 at 4.30 pm at Vittoriale in Gardon: the work, dedicated by Botta to the memory of Gabriele D'Annunzio, will be one of the great surprises of the third edition of "D'Annunzio and the Pan Gardens", 

  • Warda Garda, the Festival of PDO Garda Oil is back in Cavaion Veronese

    After its debut last year, the festival of PDO Garda Oil is back. The event will take place on Saturday 17th and on Sunday 18th June in the ancient courtyard Corte Torcolo, headquarter of the consortium for PDO extra virgin olive oil in Cavaion Veronese. A very rich program that includes workshops about olive oil and its origin, guided tastings and meetings. Moreover, there will be a market with typical PDO and PGI products like PDO Asiago cheese, Lusia salad and white garlic from Polesine. On Saturday 17th there will be two cooking shows at 5 p.m. and at 6 p.m.: the first show will be with the “Fogassa de Cavaion” and the second with the butcher from Treviso, Bruno Bassetto that will propose recipe with PDO Garda oil and high-quality meat. From 7 pm there will be an aperitif with PDO Garda oil featuring Alessandro Lunardon, professional barman, member of the IBA (Italian Bartenders Association). On Sunday 18th at 10 am is scheduled “A walk through olive groves and history” with starting point at 10 am from Piazza Fracastoro and return at midday in the courtyard Corte Torcolo (for bookings, please ring 3408258834). In the afternoon at 4 pm workshop on how to taste and pair PDO Garda oil, at 5 pm cooking show with Bassetto then aperitif with Lunardon at 7 pm. During the event it will be possible to visit the exhibition dedicated to olives and oil organised by the Associazione Nazionale Donne dell’Olio and the exhibition of the photographer Maurizio Rovati with his 360° Panoramic photos of Lake Garda.

  • Weekend on Lake Garda at the discovery of citrus fruits


    Thanks to its unique, Mediterranean influenced microclimate, Lake Garda is historically known for its production of oranges and lemons and to this ancient culture, documented since the fifteenth century, Gargnano is dedicating the event "Giardini d’Agrumi” (or Gardens of Citrus), taking place this weekend from Saturday 22 to Tuesday, April 25.

    Now in its third edition, the event organized by the Association of Social Promotion Terre & Sapori dell’Alto Garda will have as its main focus the splendid cloister of San Francesco, where a trade show will be held with the main varieties of citrus grown on high Garda and tools once used for citrus cultivation in the area. Some panels will illustrate the landscape and the constructive character of the typical lemon groves of Garda, monumental greenhouses built to defend the plants from the harsh winter that still are a recurring element in the architectural landscape of the Brescia Riviera del Garda. And the visitors, during the days of 22 and 23, will have the chance to visit the places where the citrus are cultivated following the historical paths of of via del Crocifisso and San Giacomo, where a dozen owners and private farmers have agreed to open their properties and make their sites visitable. Do not miss a market of typical and traditional products of the territory, reflecting the fact that the cultivation of citrus fruits, maybe not so important as in the past, is indeed experiencing a rebirth linked to the needs of the modern local gastronomy or to the production of liquors, jams and other goodies closely linked to the territory. The complete program is available on site, and also includes workshops, lectures and guided tours.


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