TIGNALE, ZANZANÙ, THE BANDIT OF THE LAKE

The small town of Tignale is located at 555 metres in altitude. The villages surrounded by olive trees, orchards, meadows and forests are located on a terrace jutting out over the lake, from which one can enjoy incredible views. 

Among these, one of the most fascinating, can be admired from the Sanctuary of Montecastellowhich houses the impressive votive offerings to the Madonna for the death of the bandit Zanzanù, who had terrorized the area in 1500 with his raids,and who still today arouses curiosity and interest in those who see the imposing painting and want to know its history. From the Sanctuary, if it's a clear day, you may be able to see the other side of the lake. Many are attracted to this out of time atmosphere. For a more contemporary and exciting atmosphere, there is the harbour area of Tignale with its beach and bars.

Tignale in 4 steps

THE HARBOUR is called Pra de la Fam...

This LEMON GROVE, as in other parts of the western Riviera, had experienced an irreversible crisis, starting in the late nineteenth century...

From Tignale you arrive at the SANCTUARY OF MONTECASTELLO by means of a steep road bordered...

The towns of Salò, Gardone Riviera, Toscolano Maderno, Gargnano, Limone, Valvestino, Magasa, Tignale...

Questions and Answers

An hour's drive from Tignale (30 km) you reach the town of Magasawhere you can rent theBARNS OF CIMA REST...

From Tignale one is able to make many excursions, varying in degree...

The report of Tignale

There is a convenient bus that connects the Tignale Harbour to Tignale, running from June to September, (free of charge for residents and owners of the Tignale card) with 4 runs each day. (Information and booking at the Tourist Office, Via Europa 5, Tignale, Tel. and fax +39 0365 73354, info@tignale.org)