Porto di Brenzone 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.
Its old medieval port, full of colourful boats and surrounded by Renaissance buildings, its large trees and typical fish restaurants make this village a little jewel of the lake. Its history is connected to Brenzone, a relatively ‘young’ comune born in the mid-twentieth century. Its name may derive from the Brenni, a Germanic tribe that settled here even before the Romans or the Brenzoni family, some counts who used Porto di Brenzone as a feud.
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. In the nineteenth century the economy was based mainly on the extraction of coal and lime, livestock farming, olive cultivation and fishing.