Tignale is situated on a scenic plateau with superb views across the olive groves and fruit orchards to the blue waters of Lake Garda. Tignale is actually made up of six small villages which are all 500-600m above sea level. The restful scenery looks across at the steep ravine of the St. Michele River. Amidst the unspoilt natural scenery are several old military installations, many in a good state of repair. With plenty of outdoors pursuits, places to visit and boat trips along the lake, the small port of Tignale makes a great self-catering base for exploring this beautiful area.
The area promotes many environmentally friendly sports including walking, hiking, sailing, climbing and rafting. There area has many walking paths which connect the quaint villages and the breathtaking scenery goes without saying.
Keen mountain walkers can ascend Piemp Peak (1208m) from Gardola on foot along marked trails, or by mountain bike along the road. The National Alpine Association has built a refuge hut and chapel at the top and it is always open for public use. It is also the starting point for many other walks in the area. Boat Trips
Boat trips are a great way to explore the area around Lake Garda. Desenzano offers many tours from its small fishing port dock. Sirmione, with its impressive fortress guarding the entrance to the town, also has many ferries which frequently run up and down Lake Garda.
The striking Pra del la Fam Lemon House was once an 18th century lemon grove. Partly restored, it is still tended using traditional farming methods. It is now a fascinating working museum where visitors can learn about the cultivation of citrus fruit and admission is free.
The Alto Bresciano Park has several points of interest and the Museum and Visitor Centre is the best place to start. The Montecastello Sanctuary was a site of religious retreats and the rocky hilltop gives great views of the lower part of the lake and Mount Baldo.
This delightful town sits at the base of the rocky cliffs just north of the Limone Riviera. Its economy was based on fishing, olives and lemons and the hot houses can still be seen. Once isolated from the rest of the towns of Lake Garda, except by boat, it has retained its small town charm with narrow streets and a historic town centre.
Tignale is a popular destination for holiday rentals and from spring to late summer the temperatures are ideal for exploring this lovely area on foot or on a mountain bike. Temperatures range from 23-29°C (74-85°F) during the warm summer days and occasional showers are possible. In the winter, temperatures drop below freezing and the mountain resorts above Lake Garda are popular for skiing, cross-country skiing and other winter sports.
Travel to Tignale, Lake Garda, Italy The nearest airport to your holiday rental in Tignale is at Verona (VRN) , which is 84km (51miles) away. The best way to explore the area from your Tignale holiday rental is by renting a car at the airport.