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Gastronomy in Gargnano

La Tortuga

Despite its homey appearance Michelin-starred La Tortuga serves a sophisticated menu without undue pomp and ceremony. Appreciative diners at its handful of tables enjoy Garda classics such as pasta with lake perch i…
Beach in Gargnano

Parco la Fontanella

A 300m stroll north from the ferry landing brings you to a beach where gleaming white pebbles fringe shallow crystalline waters. The shore, bar and restaurant are backed by olive groves that look out directly at the…
Contemporary Italian in Gargnano

Ristorante Lido

The sleek, modern Lido is a perfect lunch location, its terrace thrust out over the lake shaded by a pergola and ancient olive tree. Chef Gramatica's dishes are similarly simple and pared back: fish carpaccio drizzl…
Church in Gargnano

Chiesa di San Francesco

The Franciscans were Gargnano’s first inhabitants, and their modest 13th-century Romanesque church is the village's main monument. They were also some of the first farmers to cultivate citrus fruits in Europe, and y…
Sports in Gargnano

Centomiglia

In September, Gargnano hosts the lake's most prestigious sailing regatta, the Centomiglia, which starts in Bogliaco and circumnavigates the lake. It attracts international sailors and throughout the week the village…