The Valtenesi region is dotted with castles and churches, giving evidence to the civil and religious life that has been in this area throughout the centuries. The pretty walled towns of Padenghe and Moniga are still lived in to this day.

The beautiful walled villages of Soiano and Puegnago, with their parapets and towers, have been excellently preserved and are host to wonderful shows during the summer months.

The religious architecture varies from Roman and Gothic even to a style reminiscent of Baroc. The interiors of the local and rural churches boast wonderful frescoes, painted by the most famous Italian artists of the 5th and 6th century.

Particularly important in the Valtenesi region is the archeological area of the Rocca of Manerba, with it's new visitor centre as well as the archeological digs around Lake Lucone in Polpenazze.

Nearby Desenzano and Sirmione are within easy reach and offer excellent sights such as an historic Roman villa and the world famous Catullo caves in Sirmione.

Thanks also to its central position, the Valtenesi region is a perfect base for cultural visits to the famous northern Italian towns of Brescia, Verona, Mantova and Venice.

Manerba del Garda
Villa Romana