Tremosine sul Garda
Travelling on the legendary Strada della Forra.
The town of Tremosine sul Garda is located in the north-western area of Lake Garda, between the towns of Limone sul Garda to the north and Tignale to the south. This municipality consists of 18 different hamlets, all of them located in the mountain area except for the hamlet of Campione sul Garda, the only one of them located directly on the lake.
The first reports of an inhabited settlement in this area date back to the Neolithic period, but there are also numerous traces dating back to the Roman period.
The history of Tremosine, like many other neighbouring communities, was for a long time linked to the domination of the Venetian Republic.
In more recent times, at the beginning of the 20th century to be exact, this territory was at the forefront of the events linked to the First World War. In fact, the war front was located only a few kilometres away, and for this reason, numerous defensive posts were built on the surrounding mountains. Many traces of this period, as well as the numerous paths connecting the military posts, are still visible and practicable today.
The territory of Tremosine is therefore a large one, located within the Parco Regionale dell'Alto Garda Bresciano. A natural park of remarkable beauty, characterised by a vast wooded area and a typically alpine habitat, but with a more temperate climate in the part near the lake.
This particular union between lake and mountain also continues in the gastronomy. There are in fact several food products that can be tasted in this area, such as the Formagella di Tremosine, the Garda DOP cheese, but also excellent fish based recipes and the ever-present extra virgin olive oil.
What to see in Tremosine sul Garda
A visit to Tremosine sul Garda means entering a timeless place, with ancient traditions, small villages and breathtaking views.
The Strada della Forra, the road that climbs from the Gardesana Occidentale towards the village of Pieve di Tremosine is undoubtedly a masterpiece to be travelled at least once in a lifetime.
It is a narrow road that climbs the mountain, crossing the gorge carved by the Brasa torrent, in a succession of bends and narrow passages overlooking Lake Garda.
Works for the construction of the Strada della Forra began in 1889, due to the need to provide an alternative route to the uncomfortable network of paths that until then represented the only transit routes for the local community. The official inauguration took place on 18 May 1913 and since then the myth of this piece of asphalt has grown without ceasing to the present day.
Curious fact - The Strada della Forra is visited by hikers and famous people from all over the world. Sir Winston Churchill described it as "the eighth wonder of the world".
The surprises do not end here, however, but continue with another particularly suggestive place: the Terrazza del Brivido.
Located in Pieve di Tremosine, this structure represents a panoramic viewpoint that defies gravity. It is in fact suspended at a height of about 350 metres and from it is possible to enjoy an exceptional view of Lake Garda. It certainly represents quite a challenge to those who suffer from vertigo, but in any case it is an essential stop for all tourists travelling to Tremosine.
What to do in Tremosine sul Garda
A holiday in Tremosine sul Garda is the ideal choice for those who want to spend a relaxing time away from the most crowded places, but at the same time in one of the most picturesque locations on Lake Garda.
The large area is also well suited to people looking for a more dynamic holiday, sportsmen and hikers. The hamlet of Campione sul Garda has an industrial past, but in recent years it became a very popular destination for water sports enthusiasts.
Especially during the summer period, this location becomes a true paradise for sailing, windsurfing or kitesurfing enthusiasts, but also for the more leisurely SUP (stand-up paddling).
Wellness and a lot of fun to be enjoyed in the open air, discovering one by one the 18 hamlets that make up this area of the Upper Garda. On foot or by bicycle, you can follow roads or trails that lead to truly enchanting scenic spots.
From Tremosine passes the Bassa Via del Garda, an itinerary about 70 kilometres long that, amidst woods and steep climbs, connects the town of Salò to the town of Limone.
Otherwise, you can choose for a less demanding excursion that from the hamlet of Vesio, leads towards Passo Nota, to the panoramic Cima Mughera.
If you love gastronomy and typical products, you can drive up to the Caseificio Alpe del Garda, a producer of excellent cheeses, and from here continue on foot for a pleasant walk to the hermitage of San Michele.
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Map of tourist sites
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|Patron Saint||San Giovanni Battista|
|Feast day||24 June|