The town of Solferino sits atop gentle rolling hills and enjoys panoramic views over the plains towards Lake Garda. The landscape is dotted with water courses in the valleys as a result of the layer upon layer of impenetrable earth in the ground. For this reason, there are also many damp areas, ponds and small lakes to be found

Solferino

"The town of Solferino sits atop gentle rolling hills and enjoys panoramic views over the plains towards Lake Garda. The landscape is dotted with water courses in the valleys as a result of the layer upon layer of impenetrable earth in the ground. For this reason, there are also many damp areas, ponds and small lakes to be found. The lower-lying areas often have peat bogs, a vestige of the ancient lakes between the moraines.
It is best known for the Battle of Solferino on 24 June 1859, which was a critical part of the Italian Risorgimento. During the Second Italian War of Independence, Solferino and San Martino were bloody battlegrounds in the fighting between the allied Piedmontese and French troops, and the Austrian army. A group of monuments was erected in memory of these tragic events, including the Museum, Vault, Rock and Red Cross Memorial. The ancient castle stands in what is without doubt one of the prettiest hilltop verandas is the area. The building was originally built in the Middle Ages, but was substantially altered by Prince Orazio Gonzaga in the 16th century, when he turned it into a residence for himself. It has a rectangular layout and is enclosed in part by the ancient walls, with some sections circumscribed by rows of houses. Several high-profile events are held in the castle grounds every year.
The area is also famous for the DOC wine produced in the hills and the culinary tradition captured in Capunsèl di Solferino, a local speciality and tasty bread dumpling served as a main dish."

Patron Saint: Saint Nicholas
Weekly market: Saturday afternoon in Piazza Marconi