The region around Gargnano is rich in museums aimed to let the visitor discover the roots of this land that, in centuries, thanks to its strategic position, is considered a crossroad of primary importance.
The Vittoriale degli Italiani, In Gardone Riviera, is a monumental compound which was home of great poet Gabriele D’Annunzio which made of his house and park, after his death, a “present” to all Italian people.
The Vittoriale is mainly divided into two parts: the Priorìa, the house of the poet inside which are guarded his personal belongings, some of incalculable value, and the Gardens, with the Monumental Tomb, the ship Puglia , the amphitheatre, the MAS battle boat. The Vittoriale, for its beauty and originality, is a magic place that calls every year thousands of tourists from all countries. Not far from Gargnano, in Toscolano Maderno, nestled in the Valle delle Cartiere (Paper Mills Valley), where time ago was operating the a real industrial paper production center is the Paper Museum: a tour in four zones allow the visitor to discover the long and complicated process which is necessary to obtain the paper.
The city of Brescia offers numbers of museums: The most importants are: The Santa Giulia Museum, an ancient benedictin monastry, sprang up for the will of Longobard King Desiderio, which collects historical and artistic pieces from medieval times to XVIII century and the Museum of the Castle rising on the hill that dominates Brescia.
Other interesting places to deepen the knowledge of this territory are the Ugo da Como Foundation, the Museum of Lake Water Dwellers in Ledro and the Scaligeran Castle Museum of Torri del Benaco.
At Andrè Heller Botanical Gardens, art and nature lovers will find art masterpieces of artists such as Keith Haring or Roy Lichtenstein nestled admist rare and luxuriant plants. Garda territory offers also a wide choice of theatre performances: by the Teatro del Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera and the Arena di Verona , theatral season counts on numbers of shows for every taste, of historical and modern authors.