MARKET DAY: Tuesday in Castelletto di Brenzone
PORT: Porto - Via Fossà
PHARMACY: Zaccaria - Via Cristoforo Colombo, 18
HOSPITALS: Pronto Soccorso Malcesine - Via Gardesana, 37; Ospedale Orlandi di Bussolengo - Via Ospedale, 4/6
Marniga is one of 24 small villages forming part of the municipality of Brenzone along the beautiful shores of the lake on the slopes of Monte Baldo. They are all small hamlets and districts on a 'human scale'.
In the beautiful historic centre of Marniga, the ancient popular festival of San Rocco takes place on 16 August, initiated in 1836 when the village was freed from cholera. The custom is to decorate the narrow streets of the contrada, which has become a symbol of the contrade's collaboration, attracting more and more tourists who take part in the decoration work. The festival has a religious character, and after the Holy Mass celebrated in the parish church, a procession is held with the relic and statue of the saint.
Its history is associated with Brenzone being a relatively 'young' municipality born in the mid-twentieth 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 first documents proving its identity date back to the 12th century when the municipalities developed during the medieval period and passed under various dominations such as the Scaligeri, Visconti, Carraresi and the Venetians. In the 19th century, the economy was mainly based on coal and lime mining, livestock breeding and olive cultivation.