– WHAT TO SEE IN PUEGNAGO DEL GARDA
Puegnago Castle – This is merely the ruins of an ancient irregularly shaped fortress built in a hexagonal shape to follow the hill on which it stands. It was probably built between the 9th and 10th centuries to guard against barbarian invasions. The tower has since been turned into a bell tower. Parish Church of San Michele – Constructed at the beginning of the 17th century, inside it has 18th century paintings by Cattaneo andZadei as well as a fabulous “Via Crucis” by Dusi. Vicentini was responsible for the altarpiece on the high altar depicting San Michele Arcangelo. Madonna della Neve Church – It is also called Church of San Michele after the locality in which it is found, near the cemetery. With a single nave and rustic facade, it is one of the most recent Romanesque churches of the Valtenesi area and probably dates back to the second half of the 16th century. The three windows and the pronaoswere probably built in the last century. San Giovanni Battista Church – In the centre of the town the church of San Giovanni Battista is to be found, its construction dating back to the 16th century: here relics of the saint, also portrayed in a painting while he baptises Christ, have been conserved since 1736. Laghetti di Sovenigo (Sovenigo Lakes) – Walking towards S. Quirico stumble across the small lakes, Laghetti di Sovenigo, where it is possible to admire wonderful water lilies and lotus’ in the months of July and August. The lotus flowers, imported from Japan, bloom first on the lakes of Mantua, where they create a truly unique setting, and then they flower later in the season on the lakes of Sovenigo, a strikingly beautiful natural oasis.
– WHAT TO DO IN PUEGNAGO DEL GARDA
The landscape of Puegnago is colorful: fields of vineyards, olive trees and green fields. It is possible to discover its beautiful landscape by long walks, horse rides and bike rides. It is ideal to taste local food cooked with ancient recipes using products of the land: olive oil, wine, honey and reputed grappas. Every first week of September takes place the Fair, where you can taste the excellent olive oil “Casaliva” and the fine Groppello wine.