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Isola del Garda

Isola del Garda


The island of Garda is the largest of the islands of Lake Garda and is also known as the Isola Borghese.
The area today insular was inhabited since ancient times, as evidenced by the findings in 1864 of ancient houses and remains of stilt houses on the island.
Abandoned in the centuries of decline of the Roman Empire, the island was a refuge for pirates who assaulted the boats that crossed the routes of Lake Garda.
In 1220 St. Francis of Assisi came to visit the island and, considering it an ideal place for a community of friars, convinced the owner to give him the area.
In 1227 the Hermitage welcomed Dante Alighieri, who remembered this enchanting place in the Divine Comedy.
After passing to the State, the property changed in the following years many masters, and then came into the hands of the Cavazza family, who still lives there continuing to take care of the park and the conservation of the building. Today its charm is due to two main elements:
the extraordinary villa of the early twentieth century in neo-Gothic-Venetian style, designed by Luigi Rovelli and the wonderful Italian gardens that slope down to the lake.

Since 2002, the Island of Garda is open for guided tours and evocative events both public and private

Summer 2018 GUIDED TOURS


Visit the website for all information:

Scheduled events:

Sunday 8 July: the concert Trio Sollertinsky with music by Mozart and Mendelssohn.

18.00 departure from the port of Barbarano
18.00 departure from Portese Port
6:15 pm arrival on the Island of Garda and visit
Hours 19.15 aperitif on the terrace
20.00 concert start
9:30 pm end of the concert and return to the ports

Tickets: € 48 adult, including: boat transfer, guided tour, aperitif and concert.
Children € 25 (5 -12 years).

Reservation: – cell: 328 384 9226/328 612 6943

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