The Lake Garda Hotels Guide, offer Trekking possibilities and visits, in the Island of Garda. Muche information and Service directly in our Website. The Island is situated on the Brescian side of Lake Garda, a short distance from San Felice del Benaco and it has been the expression of mysticism for centuries (St.Francis of Assisi founded a small community). Today it owes its fascination to the extraordinary Venetian neo-Gothic style villa, designed by the architect Luigi Rovelli at the beginning of the 20th century; an imposing harmonious building, rich in surprising architectonic details. It boasts a beautiful 18th century painting by Carlo Carloni. Below, the terraces and Italian gardens slope down to the lake. All around the vegetation is luxuriant and intact, rich in local, exotic plants, rare essences and unique flowers. A harmonious wood of pines and cypresses, acacias and lemon trees, magnolias and agaves. The Island of Garda is magic and mystery. The birdsong seems to be the joyous voice of the soul of those who, over the centuries, have respected, looked after and loved it.

"Centro Eccellenza Maina Inferiore"

Place of a productive tradition dating back to the 5th century, important papermaking centre of the Venetian Republic territories, a flourishing industry during the 19th and 20th centuries: today the Paper Mill Valley of Toscolano shows considerable evidence of its industrial past in a scenery in contrast with the delightful landscape of the Lake Garda Riviera.

The ruins of the old paper mills and the country house, the remains of the channels built to take water necessary for papermaking, the path built by the paper manufacturers more than a century ago: everything melts with a vegetation strongly growing since the final interruption of the industial activity in the 1060s.

Situated in the Alto Garda Bresciano Park, the Paper Mill Valley represents one of the most important symbols of Italy’s industrial and historical heritage.

Fondazione Valle delle Cartiere

Centro di Eccellenza Polo cartario di Maina Inferiore
Via Valle delle Cartiere – 25088 Toscolano Maderno (BS)
Tel. 0365 641050 – 338 9336451

www.valledellecartiere.it