Nestling deep in the hills on the right bank of the Mincio river, Monzambano is framed by cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards.

Monzambano

"Nestling deep in the hills on the right bank of the Mincio river, Monzambano is framed by cypress trees, olive groves and vineyards.
The historical centre stands on a 90m-high Morainic headland, commanding magnificent views over the surrounding area. The ancient roots of the town can be seen in the 12th century castle built by the Veronese in the era of Matilde di Canossa, and the Saint Michael Parish Church, designed and built by Domenico Rossi between 1743 and 1777. The late Baroque church contains a variety of artworks by local masters such as Cignaroli and Ugolini. Of much more recent fabrication is the town square, known as the Piazzetta delle Arti e dei Mestieri; this veritable bijoux overlooking the Virgilio Canal is the ideal setting for concerts and cultural events.
An important landmark in and around Monzambano is the Villa Conti Cipolla, one of the finest examples of 19th century liberty architecture in the Mantua highlands, along with the historical centre of Castellaro Lagusello, designated one of ""Italy's prettiest villages"" and awarded an Orange Flag by the Italian Touring Club. Much celebrated for its rare flowers and pile-dwelling sites, the Castellaro Lagusello nature reserve is part of the Mincio Regional Park and has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 2011.
Many different events are organised in the area, offering a cultural diary of wide appeal. Another feather in Monzambano's cap are the many restaurants, farmhouses and inns catering to lovers of good food and wine. Last but not least are the highly popular traditional local fairs and festivals that attract crowds every year."


Patron Saint: Saint Bartholomew
Weekly market: Sunday (8:00 – 13:00) in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele III and Piazza Tito Zaniboni