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Discover the Morainic Hills of Garda


The strip of territory that extends between the southern shore of Lake Garda and the Mantuan plain, closed between the Mincio river to the east and the Chiese river to the west, offers the visitor a suggestive habitat with natural and landscape characteristics of great value and originality. These are the Morainic Hills of Garda: a territory that presents unique and very particular aspects and which encompasses the municipalities of Castiglione delle Stiviere, Cavriana, Goito, Guidizzolo, Marmirolo, Medole, Monzambano, Ponti sul Mincio, Pozzolengo, Solferino and Volta Mantovana, each of them dominated by a castle or its remains, which rise majestically from the top of the highest hill around which the real town grew, with the houses of its citizens, stately villas and elegant residences built according to the refined style Renaissance.
The area is so rich in natural and panoramic beauties that it is considered of considerable public interest and, in various areas, subject to environmental restrictions. A succession of rolling hills and sinuous profiles alternate, in a game of basins and reliefs, with arid meadows, shallow depressions and fragments of mirrors of spring water that peep here and there, an extreme memory of the ancient glacier that in the last 500,000 years has deposited debris in its repeated thrusts and withdrawals, modeling the shapes of today’s landscape. A green environment, "of the most beautiful emerald" of Virgilian memory, consisting of hornbeam, oak and juniper woods, fruit and vegetable crops, cereals and vineyards, where some ridges or tops of hills are crowned with cypresses. This territory has unique and particular aspects, due in part to its proximity to the humid environments of Lake Garda, in part to the geological events that originated it.


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