Welcome to Gargnano
Although they loom on the horizon for much of the lake, it's around Gargnano that the mountains really kick in. They rear so steeply it's overwhelming – you don't just look at views like these, you step into them. Thanks to its awkward location (at the point when the road north becomes a tortured set of dynamite-blasted tunnels), Gargnano has been spared the worst excesses of the tourism industry and it retains a pleasant, local feel. It is linked with the hamlets of Bogliaco and Villa, through which you pass before you reach Gargnano proper. It’s a perfect spot to spend a couple of days relaxing and exploring off-the-beaten-track nature trails. For more information on walking itineraries around Gargnano visit www.gargnanosulgarda.com.