Cassone

Cassone
Cassone
Cassone
Cassone

Cassone is one of the 24 small towns belonging to the municipality of Brenzone lying along the beautiful lake shore at the foot of Monte Baldo.

They are all small and nice villages and districts. 

Cassone is a picturesque place and this is proved by the fact that the famous painter Gustav Klimt chose to paint, in the summer of 1913, two of his most famous landscape paintings taking inspiration from  Cassone and Malcesine.

Here we find the source of the shortest river in Italy, the Ri, that, after forming a pond, flows into the lake. Nearby there is the hermitage of Saints Begnino and Caro, who according to legend, during the reign of Pippin, were the only worthy to transport St. Zeno’s body to Verona.  

The “Festa dei Ciclamini”, with its traditional “Gara delle bisse”, a rowing boat race, is held in August. 



Its history
is connected to Brenzone, a relatively ‘young’ comune born in the mid-twentieth
century. The development of these areas was slower due to the topography of the
area, its steep and rugged slopes and a few narrow paths which limited the
construction of roads.   The first documents proving its existence date
back to the 12th century, when the municipalities began to develop,
influenced by some historically important and influential families, as the
Rangoni family. During the medieval period, the area was dominated by several
powerful families, such as the Scaligeri, the Visconti, the Carraresi and the
Veneziani.


37018 Malcesine (VR)
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