MARKET DAY: Wednesday
PORT: Porto Centrale - Piazza Feltrinelli
PHARMACY: Farmacia Cremaschi - Via Zanardelli, 1
HOSPITALS: Ospedale di Arco - Viale dei Capitelli, 48; Ospedale di Salò - Piazza Sergio Bresciani, 5
Gargnano is a small Italian municipality of almost three thousand inhabitants, located in Lombardy, in the province of Brescia.
The name Gargnano first appeared in a document dated 937, written as Garniano, most likely derived from the Latin Garenius, although the foundation of this town is not certain, as other contemporary texts testify to the presence of Etruscans and Celts in addition to the Romans.
The spotlight of history turned on the municipality of Gargnano in contemporary times, particularly during the Second World War. Here, in fact, Benito Mussolini arrived on 10 October 1943. After escaping from the prison where he had been imprisoned, he founded the Italian Social Republic of Salò. The Duce lived in Villa Feltrinelli that once belonged to the family of the same name, in San Faustino, together with his wife and children, until his escape and final death sentence.