Holidays in Tignale at Lake Garda
The district of Tignale with its main town of Gardola consists of six villages on the west coast of Lake Garda. The villages are scattered on a plateau full of meadows, fields and orchards that extend to the edge of the forest and are connected by a charming panoramic road.
Driving north of Gargnano through the first Gardesana tunnels, after a series of bends, you will reach the Tignale area on a high plateau above Lake Garda.
The landscape is characterised by exciting contrasts and unique views of the lake. On the typical, terraced green areas grow holm oaks, olive and laurel (bay) trees. Further up, at about 1,000 metres above sea level, there are also pines, ash trees, chestnut trees and beech trees.
The surroundings of Tignale are ideal for those who don't want to miss out on a sporty, active holiday and would like to spend the best time of the year hiking, biking and mountain biking. A visit to Tignale is also recommended for surfers and sailors, as it has a reputation for a good wind.
The hamlets of Aer, Oldesio, Prabione, Gardola, Piòvere and Olzano, are worth a visit. While in Piòvere there is an incredibly picturesque section of the road, Olzano is a quaint spot characterised by typical arbours. Nature lovers can also expect the nature park, which extends over the entire area around Tignale.
Sights in Tignale
Maria Nascente di Monte Castello
The pilgrimage church rises on a rock that rises directly above the water. It was built in the 14th century on the ruins of an old fortress. Inside you can see works by Palma and Andrea Celesti as well as late Gothic frescoes.
If you pass through the village of Prabione, you should make a short detour to this little church. It dates from the 18th century and has a valuable organ of the Brescian school.
Visitor Center Nature Park
You can get an insight into flora and fauna of the region around Tignale at the visitor centre of the protected area "Parco dell'Alto Garda Bresciano" through various exhibitions, reconstructions, collections from nature as well as interactive presentations.