The name Ferrara almost certainly goes back to the iron deposits that the Romans exploited in the valley by putting slaves to work there. During the 6th century the Baldo territory came under Lombard rule and in the next century under that of the Franks. In the 13th century, the Baldo area came under Longobard rule and in the following century under Frankish rule. The valley was the scene of warfare both during the Napoleonic campaigns in Italy and during the Risorgimento wars. The area of the municipality has always been sparsely populated. The economy, which today consists mainly of tourism, was based on the activity of woodcutters and alpine farming. In Novezzina, the hamlet situated at 1232 m above sea level, the Monte Baldo Botanical Garden has been established, where the flowers of the massif can be admired. The institution collects species that are unique in the world, because Monte Baldo is an isolated ecosystem: hence the name Hortus Europae. The botanical garden houses hundreds of exclusively native species, the result of the attention of botanists over the past centuries who identified previously unknown species on Baldo. Above the botanical garden, to the north, in a basin, the new astronomical observatory of Monte Baldo is being built, planned and managed by the Circolo Astrofili Veronesi 'A. Cagnoli' is planned and managed.
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We thought about a site where the main hiking trails could be listed together with walk paths and mountain-biking trails, that meander between coves with beautiful beaches and blooming landscapes between the green lush of the olive trees and the blue of the lake. An invitation for those who love sports in the open air to plunge in the nature of the Veneto side of Lake Garda and its rich hinterland: a multifaceted experience that is never allowed to become boring.
The vast and varied territory of the Riviera degli Olivi offers routes for all needs and for all levels. Paths that will make you discover natural jewels, historical villages that follow one another in breathtaking views, castles, coves, shores, hills and mountains where the impressive and uncontaminated nature reveals itself through trails and routes marked among the woods. Choose the trip that suits you most and discover a territory which is easy to fall in love with due to the sensations it can cause thanks to its perfumes, colours, the climate, the flavours of the wine and food tradition and the fascinating and unforgettable sunsets on the lake.
Everyone will have the possibility to take lovely walks t or cycle on our beautiful lakefront.
Thanks to the beauty of the landscape and to the welcome of hoteliers from the Garda area, it will always be a great experience!