Costermano, green glory.
The small treasure on the seven hills.
Costermano, just like the "Eternal City" of Rome, spreads across seven hills: Castello, Montegolo, Are di Sopra, Le Guardie, Boffenigo, Murlongo and Baesse.
Nestled between the hilly slopes and the blue Lake Garda, the village of 4.000 inhabitants is home to many prestigious architectural buildings such as Villa Pellegrini, a Baroque-style villa painted with rural scenes and now used as a venue for concerts, shows and cultural events. During the Battle of Rivoli, Napoleon resided here and Luigi Einaudi used it as his residence during his visits to Verona.
More architectural and scenic beauties are the Villa Torri-Giuliari, the church of Santi Fermo e Rustico and the German military cemetery, the third most important one in Italy with 22.000 bodies.
Once crossed the large gate in beaten bronze, you will take the staircase to reach the highest point with an 8 metre high steel cross, from where you can enjoy a fantastic view over the splendid landscape of Lake Garda.