MARKET DAY: Monday
PORT: Porto - Lungolago Barbarani
PHARMACY: Costabella - Contrada Ca' Montagna, 13
HOSPITAL: Pronto Soccorso Malcesine - Via Gardesana, 37
San Zeno di Montagna is situated on the western slope of Monte Baldo at an average height of 600 metres, defining itself as the panoramic balcony of the lake.
It is surrounded by greenery among olive groves, pine forests and centuries-old chestnut woods. It is the perfect place for those who love the beauty of the mountains and nature, combined with relaxation, hiking and sports.
The presence of nomadic hunters dates back to the Palaeolithic, while actual settlements to the Neolithic. The passage of the Romans is testified by tombs and funerary urns from the 1st century B.C., while the Lombards in the 4th century A.D. tried to control the trails to stop the barbarian invasions from the north. In 1378 it passed into the hands of the Scaligeri and a castle was built on the remains of a Roman villa.
Unlike the villages along the coast, San Zeno di Montagna was part of the French dominions from 1797 to 1814, and after the defeat it was assigned to Austria. It only became Italian in 1918 at the end of the First World War.
From May to September, the town hosts various popular festivals, such as flower, chestnut and cattle festivals, with excellent opportunities to sample the goodness of local products.