If you like Garda but you want to keep away from the bustling towns of tourists I suggest a day out at Castellaro Lagusello.
Castellaro is situated only few kilometres away from Peschiera Del Garda, near Mozambano, overlooking the river Mincio, on the borderline between Lombardy and Veneto.
Castellaro is a real jewel that reflects in a tiny romantic heart-shaped river. The village that was a modest stronghold in the 11th Century has ancient origins; in fact there have been found here traces of lake dwellings from the Iron Age .
The small village is dominated by Villa Arringhi, a transformation of the former feudal castle, and it incorporates the small church of San Giuseppe dated back to the 1700s.
This wonderful village has recently been included in the list of the “”THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN ITALY”, promoted by the association “Borghi Card”.
The village is very small and tourists are very welcome here. Castellaro has managed to promote it self and advertise its town in best ways, thanks to its web site that has had a million and a half of visitors in less than a year.
On the website Castellarolagusello.it, you’ll find useful information about how to reach the village and also local recipes, info about flora and fauna, excursions, weather forecasts and a list of restaurants. Among these is the Fattoria Pepe, an agriturismo where you can taste juicy wild fruit, jam, marmalade and honey.