Known as the ”land between the two lakes”, the Garda Valle Sabbia LAG covers the mountainous area between the north-western part of Lake Garda and Lake Idro. Most of the North Garda area is in the Alto Garda Bresciano Park, a place of contrasting yet fascinating features, ranging from the mild Mediterranean climate of the coast, where lemons and olives are grown, to breezy Alpine landscapes offering breathtaking vistas and an incredible vegetable and animal biodiversity.
This delightful area, with its sheer rocky cliffs, rows of terraces, network of trails and scenic routes taking in the valleys, mountains, woods and villages on the coasts and further inland, provides endless opportunities for recreation. The coastal strip is a highly popular international tourist resort, but anyone seeking to escape mass tourism can easily find unspoilt spots just a few miles inland is an entirely different rural and mountainous dimension.
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This area comprises the following towns: Gardone Riviera, Gargnano, Limone sul Garda, Magasa, Salò, Tignale, Toscolano-Maderno, Tremosine sul Garda and Valvestino.
A valley with an interesting history, Valle Sabbia links the Po Plain with the so-called Judicarian (central-eastern) Alps and has been a major communication and trade route since ancient times. It is marked by the course of the River Chiese, which is important for the life and the economy of the whole area. North of Brescia the river flows into Lake Idro, a beautiful pre-Alpine basin lying 368 metres above sea level and surrounded by peaks rising to over 1000 metres.
Valle Sabbia has always been a place of excellence in production, particularly iron and steel making, and boasts a rich archaeological and industrial heritage. Thanks to its unspoilt nature, lovely landscape and local art and traditions, the valley has much to offer tourists. Beautiful villages, hamlets and rural architecture tell the story of the people and how much they love living in an enchanting area, with no lack of woods, water and ancient traditions.
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This area comprises the following towns: Agnosine, Anfo*, Bagolino*, Barghe, Bione, Capovalle*, Casto*, Gavardo, Idro*, Lavenone*, Mura*, Odolo, Paitone, Pertica Bassa*, Pertica Alta*, Preseglie, Provaglio Valsabbia*, Roè Volciano, Sabbio Chiese, Serle, Treviso Bresciano*, Vestone*, Villanuova sul Clisi and Vobarno.
*also belongs to the Garda Valsabbia LAG