Padenghe sul Garda is a small town located on the moraine hills that lie in the southwestern part of Lake Garda. The municipality is bordered to the east by Lonato Lido and Moniga del Garda, while to the west is Calvagese, home to a world-renowned golf club.
The town has a few thousand residents, but in the summer season the population can get may even double due to the presence of tourists who stay overnight in hotels, vacation homes, and campgrounds in the area.
Because of its proximity to Desenzano del Garda and quick access to major roads, most public and private services, such as the hospital, supermarkets, and shopping centers, can be accessed from Padenghe.
From the castle, a 12th-century construction and located at the highest point in the municipality, visitors can enjoy a splendid view of the lake and surrounding moraine hills.
To top it off, tourists in Padenghe can also visit the Church of St. Emiliano.
For those who are interested in tasting the products of local gastronomy, numerous local farms and agritourisms offer delicious wines and dishes seasoned with extra virgin olive oil.
In fact, vineyards and olive groves are the most common crops In the farmlands of Padenghe and surrounding municipalities.
Padenghe is easily accessible by car and train.
By car, driving along the Valtenesi provincial road.
For those traveling on the A4 Turin/Venice highway, the exit is Desenzano and then they must continue on SP 236 following the road signs in the direction of Salò.
For those arriving by train, the nearest train station is Desenzano del Garda, which is about 5 km from Padenghe.