Holidays in Costermano at Lake Garda
Costermano is a small, quiet village in the countryside of Lake Garda. It is located near the famous resort of Garda and just 25 km from the city of Verona.
Those that come here can appreciate the cosy atmosphere and the close proximity to the lake. The village is well spread and set in the rolling hills. It has made a name for itself through its wooden handicrafts, which are made in the old traditional way. In the workshop ARPA, you can see how simple pieces of wood become precious toys, utensils and furniture.
- Costermano is considered the equestrian centre "Centro Ippico Rossar" to horse lovers.
- Costermano has an excellent Golf Club Cà degli Ulivi, that golfers will enjoy.
Sights in Costermano
Casa degli Spiriti
The lovely winding road to Costermano and San Zeno di Montagna leads to the Michelin star awarded Casa degli Spiriti. It's located in a hairpin bend and is a must stop for foodies and wine lovers. The late 18th-century inn was renovated not long ago, and the panoramic view from the elegant dining room and the terrace is outstanding.
In addition, Costermano is known for the large German military cemetery, in which the victims of World War II are buried. It is one of the largest German military cemeteries in Italy and was inaugurated in 1967. The cemetery in Costermano was the result of an agreement between Germany and Italy to provide a worthy final resting place for the German soldiers who died in northern Italy during World War II. Because of its easy accessibility for the numerous German tourists, Costermano was chosen as its location.
The cemetery is terraced on the hills of the Guardia, in a valley between the Caprino plain and the Garda bay. The German-speaking services that take place on the hill in the open air are very impressive. On the top of the hill is an elaborate cross formed by the artist Manfred Bergmeister.
The military cemetery has caused some controversy for a few years, as a few Nazi war criminals are buried there.