Comune di Gargnano

Coat of arms

Location of Gargnano in Italy

Coordinates: 45°41′20″N 10°39′50″E / 45.68889°N 10.66389°E / 45.68889; 10.66389Coordinates: 45°41′20″N 10°39′50″E / 45.68889°N 10.66389°E / 45.68889; 10.66389
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Brescia (BS)
Frazioni Bogliaco, Costa, Fornico, Formaga, Liano, Musaga, Muslone, Navazzo, Sasso, Villa, Villavetro, Zuino
  Mayor Gianfranco Scarpetta
  Total 78 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)[1]
  Total 3,033
  Density 39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Gargnanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25084
Dialing code 0365
Website Official website

Gargnano is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. It is situated on the western shore of Lake Garda. The municipal territory includes the artificial Valvestino Lake, created in 1962.


The name of the village appears for the first time in a document of 937 as Garniano, perhaps derived from the Latin stem Garenius. Passages of the Roman historian Titus Livius and inscriptions on headstones testify to the presence of Etruscans, Celts, Cenomani and Romans.[2]

From 1350 to 1426 the territory of Gargnano was a dominion of the Visconti of Milan, later a dominion of the Republic of Venice.[3]

In 1866 Gargnano was bombarded by the Austrian navy during the fighting on Lake Garda which formed part of the Third Italian War of Independence.

Notable residents


Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Gargnano.
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gargnano.
  1. "ISTAT". Retrieved 30 September 2016.
  2. Gargnano, a cura della Provincia di Brescia, (DeAgostini, Novara), 2008.
  3. "Gargnano". LombardiuBeniCulturali. Retrieved 2 December 2013.

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