MARKET DAY: Sunday
PORTS: Porto - Piazza Guglielmo Marconi; Porticciolo di Cassone - Via Torricella, 11
PHARMACY: Farmacia Internazionale - Via Gardesana, 149
HOSPITALS: Pronto Soccorso Malcesine - Via Gardesana, 37; Ospedale Orlandi di Bussolengo - Via Ospedale 4/6
Cassone is one of 24 small villages forming part of the municipality of Brenzone along the beautiful shores of Lake Garda on the slopes of Mount Baldo.
They are all small hamlets and districts on a 'human scale'.
Cassone is a picturesque place and this was demonstrated by the famous painter Gustav Klimt, who in the summer of 1913 painted two of his most famous landscape paintings inspired by Cassone and Malcesine.
Here we find the source of Italy's shortest river, the Ri, which after forming a small lake flows into the lake. Nearby is the Hermitage of Saints Benigo and Caro, who, as legend has it, were the only ones who could bring the remains of San Zeno to Verona during Pepin's rule. In August, the "Festa dei Ciclamini" takes place with the traditional "gara delle bisse" rowing boats typical of the lake.
Its history is associated with that of Brenzone, which is a relatively 'young' municipality born in the mid-20th century. Development in this area was slower due to the morphology of the land due to steep and impervious slopes and few narrow paths that limited communication routes.
The earliest documents proving its identity date back to the 12th century when the municipalities developed during the medieval period it came under various dominations such as the Scaligeri, Visconti, Carraresi and the Venetians.