Lazise on Lake Garda

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© Alessandro Vecchi

© Alessandro Vecchi

Lazise is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120 km west of Venice and about 20 km northwest of Verona. It is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Garda. It has a population of 6,300 and an area of 65.0 km².

Its name derives from the Latin “lacus” that it means lacustrine village. Lazise in fact was originally a group of stilt houses beyond that Roman village and market. Between 888 and 961, during the reign of Berengar II of Italy and his son, the town was subject only to the monarch, that is, it was a “free villa” not subject to some feudatory. In 961, Italy was invaded by German troops, who descended the valley of the Adige to camp on the shores of Garda.

Piazza Vittorio Emanuele © Massimo Telò Villa Pergolana © Lo Scaligero Lazise-Turm-Späth_Chr. Lazise Harbor and Customs House © Laurel Lodged Lazise Harbour © Lo Scaligero © Alessandro Vecchi
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Lazise Harbor and Customs House © Laurel Lodged
In 983, the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I granted Lazise the right to fortify itself and establish trading rights. The medieval Church of Saint Nicolò has frescoes dating from the 12th century, by the school of Giotto. The customs house from the 16th century was constructed to control trade on the lake. During the 13th and 14th centuries, Lazise was occupied by the Scaligeri of Verona who built the castle and encircled the town with walls. In 1405, it came under Venetian rule until Napoleon conquered northern Italy. After the Congress of Vienna (1815) it entered a period of Austrian rule, until in 1866, it was incorporated into the Kingdom of Italy.

The 14th century La Pergolana villa, a kilometre north of Lazise, hosts a famous honey festival during the first weekend of October.

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