Lazise is a medieval town, located halfway between Bardolino and Peschiera. The name derives from the word laceses, meaning “lake site”. The historic centre is surrounded by town walls erected by the noble Scaliger family, then Lords of Verona, while its lovely scenery is dominated by the castle.

The picturesque harbour is lined with arcades full of shops and bars, as are the narrow winding alleys. Lazise is also well known for its numerous cafes where you can enjoy products of the region, including fish, olive oil and wine.

Sights: the Scaliger castle, the town walls, the church of San Nicolò and the church of Santi Zeno and Martin.

Sport: Mountain biking, horseback riding, tennis and fishing.

The area:

• Region: Veneto
• Province: Verona
• Altitude: 76 m a.s.l.
• Area: 64,96 km²
• Population: 6.958
• Population density: 107,11 inhab./km²
• Twin city: Rosenheim, Germany
• Postal code: 37017
• Dialing code: 045
• Local inhabitants: Lacisiensi
• Patron saint: San Martino
• Saint day: 11 November
• Wards: Colà and Pacengo