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Cultural Itineraries
Cultural Itineraries

With its strategic location, our campsite is easy to reach all major tourist destinations to which we organize tours and cultural trips.

Staying at a campsite in Verona, means quick access to all major important cities in the area.

You can visit the main tourist attractions, monuments and historical symbols characteristic of the territory. Here are some cities that you should visit:

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VERONA

The visit of Verona can be compared with a romantic walk into history: the crenellated stone walls of the city contain traces of the rich and magnificent Roman origins.

Here you can see the unique medieval marks in the oldest streets and the glories of the past Scaligeri family’s domination.

The famous amphitheater “Arena” is the symbol of the city. It was built in the first century AD, with an elliptical shape to allow an excellent acoustic everywhere and to accommodate a large number of spectators. Also relevant are the beautiful Roman theatre and Ponte Pietra, a great bridge built on the Adige as a step for the early colonizers.

Castelvecchio, the Scaligero bridge and the Cangrande palace are inheritances of the Scala family. In the meantime, the Venetian domination has left his unmistakable signs of nobility on buildings and churches. Verona was also made famous by William Shakespeare, through the most romantic love story of all the times “Romeo and Juliet”. In fact, the Capuleti’s house, better known as the house of Juliet, built in the XIII century, is one of the most visited touristic attraction.

Today the Arena is a magnificent setting of quality theater programs, opera and concerts –for more information in detail: www.arena.it

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Brescia

The west coast of Lake Garda belongs to the province of Brescia, nice city, known for its flourishing industrial activity and for its prestigious city center.

From the ancient roman Brixia you can admire the beautiful Capitolium, built around 74AD. Some archaeological rests are preserved in the museum of Santa Giulia. This is housed in a monastery, symbol of the Lombard history (with the San Salvatore church, built in the eight century and the Medieval church of Santa Maria in Solario), declared world heritage by UNESCO since June 2011.
The museum has examples of many periods such as the Celtic, Roman, Lombard, and the period of the city-states until the Venetian domination. In Piazza Paolo VI, famous for its medieval origin, there are the Duomo Vecchio or Rotonda, example of a Romanesque circular church, and the Palazzo del Borletto, the ancient seat of the civic magistrate in the Middle Ages. In the Renaissance Piazza delle Loggia, dating back to the Venetian domination, you can admire Palazzo Loggia, Monti di Pietà and the symbol of the city: Torre dell’Orologio with “Macc dè lé ure”(mads of the hours). It’s a clock tower where two statues strike the hours on the bronze bell. The city is dominated by the Castello, fortified by great bastions and becoming now a Renaissance and arms museum. Don’t miss the Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo.

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Venezia

Venice, famous all over the world, owes its charm to the special relationship with its waters. It rises in the homonym lagoon made up of 118 small islands. Therefore it is crossed by a large number of ship canals linked by bridges.

The city is divided into six “sestieri” or rather six districts crossed by a succession of narrow and labyrinthine sidewalks. Piazza San Marco, famous for the Basilica of San Marco, the Campanile and the Palazzo Ducale, tell us more then fifteen centuries of history and art. The Grand Canal, a great ship canal, allows a unique prospective to the facades of the most beautiful palaces. Do not miss the Chiesa dei Frari and the grand school of San Rocco, decorated with Tintoretto’s works.

Art lovers will certainly visit the Gallerie dell’Accademia, real temple of the great venitian painters and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, an international reference for contemporary art. Really striking are the islands of San Giorgio and Giudecca.

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Mantova

On the southern region of Lake Garda, you can admire the ancient city of Mantova, situated in the “Parco del Mincio”. Originally it was an Etruscan town, than later Roman, and survived several occupations until the Middle Ages.

The most famous monuments date back to the age of the so called “city states” and the flourishing period of the Gonzaga family, who transformed Mantua in one of the great centers of the Italian and European Renaissance. We recommend the Palazzo Ducale, provided by galleries, courtyards and hanging gardens. Here you can admire the fifteen-century “Camera Picta”, painted by Mantegna.

The heart of the city is Piazza Sordello, with the Cathedral of San Pietro, an original mix of neo- classical, gothic and Romanesque architecture. For those who enjoy cultural tours, they could certainly appreciate Piazza Borletto, Piazza delle Erbe, Palazzo della Ragione, Torre dell’orologio, Casa del Mercante and Palazzo Te, a great work of the painter and architect Giulio Romano. Mantua is also famous for being the birthplace of Virgilio and the setting of the opera “Rigoletto”, composed by Giuseppe Verdi. The surrounding area is characterized by three lakes fed by the Mincio river (flowing out from Lake Garda), and canals, which offers an unusual landscape.