Punta San Vigilio

Punta San Vigilio
Punta San Vigilio
Punta San Vigilio
Punta San Vigilio
Punta San Vigilio

Punta San
Vigilio, is considered one of the most beautiful villages of lake Garda,
attracting romantics and artists from all over the world. Located on a small
promontory characterised by an unmistakable silhouette, it will welcome you
with its small alleys surrounded by ancient cypresses and olive trees.  



Roman
gravestones  with Latin love
inscriptions, will lead you to Villa Guarienti and to an old small port. Today
the original tombstone is exhibited at the Museo Lapidario Maffeiano in Verona.



Crossing
the Italian-style garden with busts and statues by Girolamo Campagna, you will
reach the residence dating back to the16th century, which made history thanks
to the lawyer and philosopher Brenzoni. He was a solitary man and a scholar who
wrote a famous essay “ Della vita solitaria” in which he praised the idea:
"Happy is he who lives away from all material worries". And this is a
picturesque place where you can find peace of mind.



The villa
was designed by architect Michele Sanmicheli from Verona; some famous people
like Tsar Alexander II, Maria Luisa of Austria, Winston Churchill, Charles and
many painters and poets who were inspired by this bucolic place, stayed here. Going
down towards the small port, you will find an ancient church, dating back to
the 4th century, dedicated to Bishop San Vigilio, who converted the people of
the lake, and an old inn, creating together a glimpse of pure beauty.


37016 Garda (VR)
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