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Toscolano Maderno Lake Garda things to do

TOP 7 Toscolano Maderno Lake Garda things to do

Toscolano Maderno Lake Garda things to do – Toscolano Materno is a beautiful town on Lake Garda located on the western shore of the lake in Lombardia and the province of Brescia.

Toscolano offers a good combination of beaches, nature, and interesting and historical places to visit to expand your cultural baggage.

But we ask ourselves, what are the best things to do and see in Toscolano Maderno? Are there any beaches where you can sunbathe and swim in the summer? Let’s see together some of the best things you can see and do in Toscolano Maderno.

TOP Toscolano Maderno Lake Garda things to do

Toscolano Maderno Lake Garda: what are the best things to do and see? Here is our list:

  1. Walk along the lake Giuseppe Zanardelli
  2. Beaches
  3. Roman villa of the Nonii Arrii
  4. Paper Museum
  5. Monumental church of Sant’Andrea Apostolo
  6. San Josemaria Escrivà Walk
  7. Vittoriale of the Italians

Lakefront Giuseppe Zanardelli

The Lungolago Giuseppe Zanardelli promenade, which is located on the lakefront of Toscolano Maderno, is paved and well-maintained. Part of the paved walk is elevated over the lake, so you can hear the sound of the lake water below you. This effect is very pleasant and relaxing.

As you walk along the Lungolago Giuseppe Zanardelli promenade, you have the lake on one side and the cycle path on the other, and a limited-access road that can only be traveled by cars that need to go to the villas facing the lake. In fact, this road is mainly overlooked by beautiful villas and very few restaurants or bars. As a result, this stretch of lake is very quiet except for weekends and holidays when there are many people.

Toscolano Maderno Lake Garda things to do: Lakefront Giuseppe Zanardelli

The part of the lakefront that we have just described, the Lungolago Giuseppe Zanardelli, is the central part. Before the beginning of Lungolago Giuseppe Zanardelli, we have the beautiful beach of Toscolano and the San Josemaria Escrivà promenade. At the end of the Lungolago Giuseppe Zanardelli, but before the Toscolano pier, we have another free beach and an equipped beach that is the Lido Azzurro Beach.

Beaches Toscolano Maderno 

Among the strengths of Toscolano Maderno are its beaches. In Toscolano Maderno, there are wide beaches both at the beginning and at the end of this Lake Garda resort. Let’s see them better together.

Toscolano beach

The beach of Toscolano, which is located at the beginning of the lakefront, in the northernmost part of the coast, is a free beach which, however, has the convenience of having a few bars behind it and a tourist village-campsite open all year round.

In this beach, you can swim, and the beach is made up of pebbles.

Lido Azzurro beach

Instead, the beach that you find further south along the coast (in the direction from Limone sul Garda to Salò) is made up of a first part of a large free beach of pebbles, and then, immediately after, you will find the Lido Azzurro restaurant and bar. 

This bar-restaurant overlooks the beach, which is also equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds that you can hire. 

Toscolano Maderno sandy beach

The good news for all those who prefer sand to pebbles when walking on the beach is that this beach, the Lido Azzurro beach, in addition to being equipped, is also sandy. Only the areas closest to the shore remain gravel and pebbles.

Toscolano Maderno sandy beach Lake Garda Italy | Toscolano Maderno Lake Garda things to do
Lido Azzurro beach Toscolano Maderno prices

In May 2023, the cost of a sunbed on this beach is €10, and the cost of an umbrella is instead €8.

Can you swim in Lake Garda Toscolano Maderno?

Yes, this area of Lake Garda is suitable for swimming. Of course, you also have to consider the seasonal temperatures. It is usually pleasant to swim in Lake Garda in the summer and sometimes even in late spring or early autumn. In Italy, however, nobody bathes in the lake in winter.

Paper Museum

An interesting museum to visit here in Toscolano Maderno is the Paper Museum. You can reach this museum by car, but you have to drive quite a narrow road to get there as it is not in the center, but up the hill.

Alternatively, you can park your car in Toscolano and walk to the Paper Museum in about 10 minutes. Indeed, you can park, for example, in the following car park.


Parkplatz in Maderno Lake Garda: Via Valle delle Cartiere, 35, 25088 Toscolano Maderno BS.

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If you go by car, however, you can use a parking lot closer to the museum. Here is the parking location to use in this case.

Quattro Ruote Parking

Quattro Ruote Parking in Maderno Lake Garda but very close to the Paper Museum.

Address: JJW3+RX, 25088 Toscolano Maderno BS.

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Vittoriale of the Italians

Not far from Toscolano Maderno, there is also a very important museum and historical point of interest: the Vittoriale degli Italiani. You can reach the Vittoriale degli Italiani by car in a few minutes.

Roman villa of the Nonii Arrii

Interesting ruins of an ancient Roman Villa. Unfortunately it can only be visited on weekends.

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When to visit Toscolano Maderno?

The best time to visit Toscolano Maderno, as well as the other towns on Lake Garda, is spring, summer, and autumn.

In spring, you can better appreciate the nature that surrounds the towns of Lake Garda. You can see swans with their young, ducklings, and flowers in their full glory.

Minivideo Toscolano Maderno in May

Here is the following video of about 30 seconds showing you Toscolano Maderno, its beaches, and the nature you can see here at the end of May.

Toscolano Maderno beaches and nature in May | Toscolano Maderno Lake Garda things to do

Summer is an excellent time to come to the lake, especially for those who love swimming, but also relaxation and visiting and discovering interesting places.

What to see near Toscolano Maderno?


Toscolano Maderno is located about twenty minutes away by car from another beautiful location on Lake Garda: Salò. Do you want to know something more about Salò? Go to the following post: Top 10 Lake Garda Salò what to see?

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