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Garda, Verona

Garda
Comune
Comune di Garda
Garda
Garda
Location of Garda in Italy

Coordinates: 45°34′N 10°43′E / 45.567°N 10.717°E / 45.567; 10.717Coordinates: 45°34′N 10°43′E / 45.567°N 10.717°E / 45.567; 10.717

Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province Verona (VR)
Frazioni -
Government
 • Mayor Antonio Pasotti
Area
 • Total 16.11 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Elevation 67 m (220 ft)
Population (1 June 2007)
 • Total 3,802
 • Density 240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Demonym Gardesani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37016
Dialing code 045
Patron saint Assumption of the Virgin Mary
Saint day 15 August
Website

Garda is a comune on the shore of Lake Garda, in the province of Verona, region of Veneto, Northeastern Italy.

It is one of the more characteristic towns on the east Coast of the homonymous biggest lake in Italy: the Lake of Garda. Garda is only 32 kilometres (20 miles) from the city of Verona, and is one of the smallest towns in the whole province.

Sights

  • The old village of Garda: narrow streets where you can walk between the promenade, Villa Albertini (16th century), the Captain's Palace which is a Venetian Palace (14th century), Villa Carlotti and the 18th-century church dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary.
  • The old Rock of Garda: it stands 300 m over the town and offers to visitors a wonderful sight over the whole lake, over the same rise it is located the 15th century Carmelite monastery.
  • San Vigilio: The name of the village comes from Saint Vigilius (San Vigilio), the Bishop of Trento from 385 to 402 A.D. It became famous in 1540 when Agostino Brenzoni built his villa within a small park. Many famous people have stayed at the Brenzoni Villa, including Tsar Alexander, the King of Naples, Winston Churchill, Laurence Olivier, King Juan Carlos and the British royal family. The peninsula of San Vigilio, on which the villa formerly stood, was described by Riccardo Bacchelli as "the most radiant, airy place." The villa was built in the 16th century for Count Agostino Brenzoni and the designer was Michele Sammicheli (1484-1559).

Bounding communes

Gallery

References

External links

  • Garda Tourist Guide
  • Comune di Garda
  • Interactive 360° panorama of Garda

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