Gargnano on the western shore of the Lake consists of three parts: Bogliaco, Villa and Gargnano, the main town. Some hundred years ago Gargnano was a place favoured by the rich. Today this can be seen in the fine villas, palaces and beautiful gardens which still remain.

However, the town has seen an eventful past: 1866 Gargnano was fired at by Austrian warships. Up to this day the fired cannon balls are lodged in the walls of the palazzi around the harbour. Every year during the first weekend of September the best known sailing regatta on Lake Garda, the Centomiglia (100 miles), takes place in Bogliaco. This is a unique spectacle which is well worth a trip.

General Information
Postal zip code 25084
Altitude: 100 m
Inhabitants: 3.100

Emergency call numbers
Police: 112
Fire-Brigade: 115
Ambulance: 118

Useful telephone numbers in the area
Tourist office: 0365-791172
Police departement: 0365-71000
Hospital: 0365-81347
Post office: 0365-72921 (Navazzo)
Post office: 0365-71147 (Bogliaco)

Important distances
Railway Station Desenzano: 40 km
Airport Verona: 75 km
Milan: 145 km
Motorway connection A4 Desenzano: 40 km


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Foto: - Thilo Weimar