What to do and see near Peschiera del Garda
Gardaland is an Italian amusement park located in Ronchi in the municipality of Castelnuovo del Garda, in the province of Verona. It is adjacent to Lake Garda while not looking out over it. The entire complex covers an area of 600,000 square meters, while the theme park alone measures 250,000 square meters. Every year it is visited by about 2 million people
The structure was born in the sixties with the opening of a ballroom and the construction of sports facilities. In the first half of the eighties, the structure began to evolve in the form of a real amusement park. Following the introduction of the waterslide, in fact, a structure is opened to the public which presents a series of swimming pools in which waterways of different shapes land.
45 km long from Peschiera D / G in Mantua, it crosses the moraine hills and offers the opportunity to visit small towns and villages with ancient charm, where you can see fortifications, ducal palaces and other cultural and historical attractions.
Very suggestive is the medieval village of Borghetto sul Mincio where a stop for lunch between the mills is recommended.
BORGHETTO SUL MINCIO
Borghetto rises in the valley of the Mincio river, at the foot of the Visconti bridge. It is located 1 km west of the center of Valeggio, a short distance from the border with Lombardy (province of Mantua), and about 27 km south-west of Verona. The Mantova-Peschiera railway station stood near the inhabited center. Part of the headquarters of this line has been re-used for the cycle path that connects Mantua to Peschiera del Garda along the Mincio for long stretches.
For centuries, a military outpost, first under the jurisdiction of the court of the Monastery of San Colombano in the Priory of Bardolino and of the priory of Solarolo (Manerba del Garda), dependent on the Abbey of San Colombano di Bobbio, and then later on by splitting the western Garda lake. and territorial monastic distribution of the monastery of Santa Giulia in Brescia and subsequently of the Veronese and Serenissima dominions, it was definitively assigned to the Brescian in the Napoleonic era.
The city is home to rich testimonies of the Roman age, which include Porta Borsari, Porta Leoni, the Arco dei Gavi, which was dismantled during the few years of Napoleonic hegemony and recomposed next to Castelvecchio in the 1930s, the Pietra bridge, the theater Roman and the Arena amphitheater, symbol of the city together with Romeo and Juliet, a tragedy that the English playwright and poet William Shakespeare set in medieval Verona.
For 1100 years the city was the capital of the Serenissima Republic of Venice and is known in this regard as the Serenissima, the Dominant and the Queen of the Adriatic: for its urban peculiarities and its artistic heritage, it is universally considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world, declared, together with its lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which contributed to making it the second Italian city after Rome with the highest tourist flow.
PARCO NATURA VIVA
Parco Natura Viva is a modern zoological park, an important center for the protection of biodiversity. The park, initially called "Parco Zoo del Garda", opened to the public on June 25, 1969 thanks to the initiative of Veronese architect Alberto Avesani, the founder, and his wife Giorgia, who transformed part of their farm in the 1960s, existing since 1933, in a wildlife area, collecting animals from the local fauna to raise them and possibly show them to the public. From this initial idea, the occasion arose to temporarily welcome the animals of a circus and hence the thought of creating a park, open to the public, to host both exotic and indigenous animals.
PARCO GIARDINO SIGURTÀ
Parco Giardino Sigurtà is a 60-hectare natural park located in Valeggio sul Mincio, in the province of Verona, 8 km from Peschiera del Garda. It won the prize of the most beautiful park in Italy 2013 and the second most beautiful park in Europe 2015.
The Parco Giardino Sigurtà hosts countless natural and historical attractions: in the months of March and April you can admire a million tulips, which represent the most important flowering in Italy and the richest in Southern Europe; viale delle rose, which from May to September welcomes 30,000 blooming roses; an extraordinary labyrinth, eighteen stretches of water, where aquatic plants bloom between June and July, and immense green meadows.