October 2023

Padenghe sul Garda

Lying on the south-western shore of Lake Garda, Padenghe sul Garda is a jewel of history, culture and natural beauty. This charming municipality, located in the province of Brescia, is a perfect blend of ancient traditions and modernity, of breathtaking landscapes and lively tourist activities. With its medieval castle dominating the landscape, historic churches and a lido inviting relaxation and fun, Padenghe is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Lake Garda.

Padenghe Castle

Padenghe Castle, the oldest in Valtenesi, dominates Lake Garda from the top of a hill. Built around the year 1000 for defensive purposes, it has undergone several transformations over the centuries, also becoming an important centre of jurisdiction. Its walls enclose the small town centre, with stone houses, cobblestone alleyways and characteristic low arched doors and windows. The main tower, more than twenty metres high, offers a breathtaking view of Lake Garda and the Sirmione peninsula.


Padenghe sul Garda boasts a rich religious and architectural heritage. The parish church of Sant\'Emiliano, dating from medieval times, stands near the castle and is a fine example of religious architecture. Other noteworthy churches are the Church of Our Lady of the Snows and the Church of St John the Baptist Taken Off, located in the hamlet of Villa.

Sport activities

Padenghe offers a wide range of sports activities. From swimming to hiking, mountain biking to golf, with a nearby club with several courses, sports enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice.


The town boasts a small harbour and a long pebble beach, enhanced by the presence of cosy bars. Here, tourists can relax and enjoy the mild climate and typical Mediterranean vegetation of southern Lake Garda. The surrounding area is characterised by meadows, vineyards, olive groves and cypress trees, creating an idyllic landscape. Padenghe is also home to numerous accommodation facilities, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, residences, holiday flats and campsites, ready to welcome the many visitors who choose this splendid location for their holidays.

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