An elegant gathering place steeped in history on the shores of Lake Garda
Salò, one of the pearls of the Brescian shore of Lake Garda, is an elegant location full of stately residences and palaces of great historical and artistic value. Strolling through the narrow streets and alleyways of the centre, one breathes in the centuries of history that have passed from the foundation of the city in Roman times to the period of Serenissima rule, not forgetting the splendours of Austrian rule.
The entire old town centre winds along the shores of an inlet of Lake Garda and the best views can be enjoyed by walking along the lakefront, starting from the panoramic quay a stone's throw from the harbour. From there, in quick succession, one finds oneself in front of the Palazzo della Magnifica Patria and the Palazzo del Podestà. A little further on, you can visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Annunziata in late Gothic style, inside which are precious paintings by Moretto, Romanino and Paolo Veneziano.
Towering over the town of Salò is Mount San Bartolomeo, which can be reached via a panoramic path suitable even for the untrained. On its summit, 528 metres above sea level, you can visit the small church of San Bartolomeo and enjoy a fabulous view of Lake Garda and the many villages that dot its shores.