MUNICIPALITY OF Monzambano
mt. 109 a.s.l.
4500 (450 in the borgo)
San Nicola di Bari, December 6th
Town hall, Ph. 0376 800502
Castellaro was born in the 11th century as a castelliere (i..e. simple defensive walls with no building inside); later it became a Borgo. It riese near a small lake called ”lagusello”; the actual name derives from the union of ”castelliere” with ”lagusello”: Castellaro Lagusello.
The Borgo, reflecting in the lake, is pervaded by a relaxing bucolic atmosphere, with its old Guelph walls (between 12th and 14th century), the streets paved with river stones, the stone walls of the rectory and of the houses. You’ll admire one of these beautiful buildings, rising opposite Villa Arrighi-Tacoli, covered by climbing plants and whose beauty has remained intact since 1200.
Entering the Borgo from a large gateway you’ll find the tall square bell tower and going further through the nice houses you’ll reach the baroque Church of san Nicola, preserving a beautiful 15th century wooden statue of Virgin Mary. Villa Arrighi (today a private residence and open to visitors only by request), with its defense walls, Guelph battlements and mullioned windows, has a beautiful view of the lake and the surrounding countryside. The building is a transformation of the former feudal castle and houses the small church of San Giuseppe (completed in 1737 with paintings from the 17th century). The Church overlooks a square from where it is possible to reach the lake through a short stairway.
Excellent DOC certified wines are produced in this area: Tocai (white) and Merlot (red).
Another local product is the traditional salami, treated with garlic and spices and honored during an important festival.The local dish is named Capunsei, a type of small potato dumplings with bread crumbs, cheese and hot broth.
Ottima cucina con prodotti locali. Vino biologico, di alta qualità.
Via Castello, 56 – Monzambano
+39 0376 809573
+39 335 5404230
Agriturismo il Castello
Posto delizioso nel mezzo della natura. Ospitalità e cortesia, camere confortevoli ed eleganti.
Via Circonvallazione, 3
Agriturismo situato tra il verde e gli olivi. Bellissima piscina.
Strada Moscatello, 8
+39 0376 809235
B&B Al Tramonto
Situato nella campagna lombarda. Ampio giardino con barbecue, parco giochi e piccola piscina.
Via Nuova Italia, 22
+39 0376 88930
B&B Locanda Così Com’era
Situata nel suggestivo centro di Monzambano, a pochi chilometri dalle località del Garda.
Via Roma, 3
+39 335 6680816