Surroundings

The holiday farmhouse is situated in a fascinating medieval village called Castellaro Lagusello, which was appointed one of the most beautiful villages in Italy in 2002.

The oldest part of the village is still surrounded by its original city walls with Guelph battlements.

In the village, the old clock tower, the baroque church, the castle dating back to the 13th century and the palace once belonged to the Taccoli marquis can still be visited today.

Close to the centre of the village you can find a natural reserve of outstanding natural beauty. From there you can have an amazing view over the fortified village and over the heart-shaped lake. 

The surrounding areas are still very popular since they were the places where the battles for the independence in Italy were fought.

In S.Martino there is a popular tower, in Solferino there is a fortress and a charnel house while in Cavriana you can visit the Archaeological Museum which hosts some interesting finds of ancient populations living in the northern part of the province of Mantua.

Particularly worth a visit is the village called Borghetto sul Mincio with its typical water mills and its picturesque alleys.

For those who are particularly interested in nature highly recommended is also a  visit to the Sigurtà Botanic Garden, where you can see an endless variety of different plants, trees and flowers

The enchanting Garda Lake and its well known lake resorts (Sirmione,Desenzano,Peschiera Bardolino,Garda,Salò,Limone) is just 10 Km away from us. Furthermore the area of the Garda Lake offers several leisure and fun parks.

Top of the list is doubtless Gardaland, a leisure park where children and adults can have the time of their lives. The Caneva World aqua park is the ideal place to spend a hot summer day.

The Medieval Times park gives you the chance to go back in time and experience a medieval atmosphere, with its tournaments and its spotless knights.

The Movieland park is where you can plunge into the film making industry and discover the secrets of your favourite film. A further tour families shouldn’t miss is the one to  Natura Viva Park  and to the safari zoo in Pastrengo. 

The Garda SPA park “Villa dei Cedri” in Colà di Lazise and the SPA centre Terme di Sirmione  with its “Aquaria” will offer you the chance to relax completely.

When lowering yourselves into the natural spring water at 36° you’ll feel in heaven.

Among the historical and artistic places worth being visited in the area, Mantova deserves a special place. Don’t miss the chance to go and see its medieval and Renaissance style palaces, arches, towers and squares. It’ll be a good chance for you to taste the delicious local food there, too.  

In Verona, besides the important monuments to be visited, you can go and see the opera in the Arena or in the Roman theatre: something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.  

Venice is at reach from the close railway stations in Peschiera and Desenzano.