Events and guided tours

VALEGGIO SUL MINCIO: Paintings, sculptures, drawings rich in poetry and love for a territory that has made art one of its flagships. Every Sunday in May and June and September and October.

Every 4th Sunday of the month “Antiques Market” from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm. Sunday 12 May 2019 “Valeggio wears the Vintage” Fashion market show, vintage accessories, design and modernism, music and tastings by artisan pasta makers in the historic center. Thematic exhibition in the atrium of the Town Hall “ALL’INSEGNA DEL VINTAGE”, a vintage workshop with the signs of Diego Polenghi – Piacenza, waiting for the Mille Miglia on May 15th. Throughout the day, retro sounds and the open-air coiffeur salon of Ketty’s Vintage Style – Milan. In case of bad weather, the event will be held at the fruit and vegetable market. Valeggio Veste the Vintage is FREE ENTRY.

DESENZANO DEL GARDA: Every 1st Sunday of the month ANTIQUES MARKET about 60 exhibitors selected with various modern and collectible objects meet in Desenzano excluding the months of January and August. Noteworthy are Russian icons from the 18th and 19th centuries, books and prints from the 16th century, ivory objects, dolls from the second half of the 19th century, French, German and Italian.

MANTUA: Every 3rd Sunday of the month ANTIQUES MARKET is held the market of antiques, from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm: during the winter period it is set up in Piazza Sordello while during the summer it is moved to the nearby Piazza Virgiliana, the city’s green airplane .

Sunday 15 December 2019 FIERA DEL BROCCANTE a flea market of antiques, curiosities, clothing and used books, open from 10.00 am to sunset for all those who wish to become “brocanteur” (seller) for a day but also and above all for enthusiasts or just curious. The Fiera del Broccante offers the visitor the pleasure of rummaging through hundreds of objects and, perhaps, discovering the unexpected or much sought-after rare piece. A good reason to take advantage of a walk among objects and curiosities of other times.
Events in hinterland…

SIRMIONE: Sunday 1 March 2020 CASTLE SCALIGERO DI SIRMIONE FREE OPENING from 8:30 to 13:30 The visit of the mighty manor, completely surrounded by water, provides access to the courtyards through an internal portico where a Roman and medieval lapidary is set up and , crossing the drawbridge that leads to the second enclosure, the possibility to climb the keep and the walkways of the walls from which you can admire the suggestive dock, ancient refuge of the Scaliger fleet, and a beautiful panorama.

CAVES OF CATULLO from 8:30 to 14:00 At the end of the Sirmione peninsula, in an exceptional panoramic position, the remains of the largest and most luxurious private residence in northern Italy are preserved. Since the Renaissance, the structures have been called “Grotte di Catullo” to indicate the collapsed rooms, covered by vegetation, within which you could enter as in natural cavities. The reference to Catullus derives from the verses of the Latin poet, who died in 54 BC, who sings Sirmione, a jewel among all the islands and peninsulas of the seas and lakes. The first scientific excavations of the site date back to the mid-nineteenth century but, only after the public acquisition of the area between 1947 and 1949, extensive research was carried out which led to the publication (1956) of a first guide of the complex, correctly interpreted as a sumptuous villa.

VALEGGIO SUL MINCIO: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 March from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00 OPENING OF THE SCALIGERO CASTLE The towers will remain open until October, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at the following times: 10.00 – 13.00 / 15.00 – 18.00.
Prices: € 2.00 full, free up to 13 years. IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER, THE TOWERS WILL BE CLOSED
Info: 045.7951880 – tourist @ valeggio

SIGURTA GARDEN PARK: Saturday 7th March Park opening with free admission to all women, also on Sunday 8th March.

LAZISE: Sunday 10 May 2020 HISTORICAL RE-ENVIRONMENT On 10 May in Lazise the historical re-enactment of the Grant of the Privilege of Otto II is held, that is, the day on which the emperor, in 983, signed the diploma that granted administrative autonomy to the city , with permission to build the castle, defenses and battlements. Lazise thus became the first municipality in Italy.

From 16 to 19 July 2020 3rd of July Event that takes its cue from an ancient fair once linked to the third Wednesday of July, the day on which the cattle were brought to the square to be sold. A week full of events, among which we remember Saturday 18 from 21.30 dispute of the race of the Palo della Cuccagna dell Cadenon.

From 24 to 27 July 2020 SPORT AND GUEST FESTIVAL IN PACENGO Four days of sport, music and food and wine stands.

From 30 to 31 July 2020 REWINE ReWine is the summer event with good Veronese wine, more than 100 labels including white, red, rosé and bubbles from all over the province: Valpolicella, Bardolino, Custoza, Lugana, Soave and Durello. In addition to wine, you can also taste typical local products and listen to good music in the magical and romantic atmosphere of Lake Garda.

From 1st to 5th August 2020 ANTICA SAGRA DELLA MADONNA DELLA NEVE IN COLA ‘Luna Park, charity stalls, music and more.

From 21 to 23 August 2020 FESTIVAL OF THE GUEST The traditional Guest Festival includes food stands, musical groups and games on the water, in the streets of the historic center and on the lakefront.

From 2 to 4 October 2020 THE HONEY DAYS “The Days of Honey” has been taking place for over 30 years and is the largest exhibition of Italian honeys, not only honeys but also beekeeping equipment are exhibited. Born from the passion for beekeeping of some local beekeepers, it is the most important annual event in the area. It is a meeting place for beekeeping bodies, institutions and researchers to take stock of developments in the sector. Royal jelly honey and food products, cosmetics and natural honey-based remedies are sold. Two important competitions are held on this festival: “The Golden Bee” for national production and “The Serene Bee” for regional production in Veneto.

RIVA DEL GARDA: From 3 August to 8 September 2020 EXHIBITION EXHIBITION “THE TIGERS OF THE MALORA” at the MAG Museo Alto Garda.

From 14 August to 15 September 2020 EXHIBITION EXHIBITION “5 NIGHTS – 5 FAIRY TALES” at the Casa degli Artisti (Sala Lunette) in Canale di Tenno.

From 29 August to 1 September 2020 FAIRY TALE NIGHTS Shows and narrations, workshops and games, music, gastronomy and entertainment. Sunday 1 September at 22:00 the sky is colored with fireworks, a fireworks display that can be admired from all the beaches of Riva del Garda, or from the lake!


Guided Tours:

MONZAMBANO: ”Bio Natural Tour” Every Friday from 10:30 am to 12:30 am. Guided tour and tasting of: Organic Olive Oil, Natural Wine and Medicinal Herbs. Euro 16.00 per person. Tickets available on the farm.

“Wine & Wine” Every day. 6 tastings in 3 cellars of Monzambano. Euro 18.00 per person. Tickets available on the farm.

“Visit Monzambano” Every Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:00 am. Guided tour of the castle and hidden corners. € 5.00 per person. Tickets available on the farm.

“Fortified tower Castello di Monzambano” from Easter Monday until August 31st, all Sundays and holidays, except mid-August from 15:00 to 19:00.

CASTELLARO LAGUSELLO: “Walk of June 2nd” 4.00 pm Afternoon dedicated to the discovery of the fortified village overlooking the heart-shaped pond and the Nature Reserve. Cost Euro 7.00 per person including final refreshments.

“Unesco Castellaro Lagusello” Every Saturday from 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm. Guided tour of the bell tower and the ancient village. € 5.00 per person. Tickets available on the farm.

VOLTA MANTOVANA: From November to March only on Sundays from 14 to 19, always with a guided tour on the 16th. The gardens can always be visited during opening hours or at the Enoteca or the Municipio. The gardens are free, the entrance to the Palace has a cost of € 2 while the guide costs € 3, per person. The gardens are closed only on Monday afternoons.