Toscolano rises on the western shore of Lake Garda, a few minutes from Salò.
The city boasts Roman origins, as evidenced by the remains of a villa of the time that probably belonged to the Roman consul Marco Nonio Macrino. Starting from 1300, in the valley of the Toscolano river, one of the main production centers of the Carta d’Europa was developed, hence the name “Valle delle cartiere”. In 1571 the parish church was founded, which for a long time was the summer seat of the diocese of Brescia. Inside it is possible to admire a collection of works created by the well-known Venetian painter Andrea Celesti.
Today Toscolano was united with the nearby center of Maderno in a single municipality. The village has a lot to offer for lovers of relaxation and adventure. If you are passionate about trekking, for example, you can go hiking on the nearby Monte Pizzocolo, from the top of which you can even see the chain of the Apennines on days without mist.
In Toscolano, as well as in much of Lake Garda, you can practice windsurfing and sailing, thanks to favorable winds. Every year, enthusiasts from all over Europe decide to stay on our lake to practice their favorite sports.
One of the most recent trends in the field of adrenaline sports is canyoning, which consists of driving impetuous streams without canoes or kayaks, but only with one’s legs and ropes to descend along the gorges carved by water or to cross the most dangerous stretches . In Toscolano, Tignale and Limone there are equipped canyons where you can practice this sport.
If you love rest, instead, you can relax in one of the beaches of the area.