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A picnic amid history, nature and ancient architecture

City walking tour · Pastrengo
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  • Fortino Belvedere - Pastrengo
    / Fortino Belvedere - Pastrengo
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin
  • / Telegrafo Ottico - Pastrengo
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin
  • / Forte Nugent - Pastrengo
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    Photo: Giulia Pesarin, Unpli Verona
  • / Panorama da Forte Nugent - Pastrengo
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin
  • / Forte Benedek
    Photo: Pro Loco Pastrengo, Unpli Verona
  • / Borgo San Zeno - Pastrengo
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin
  • / Lungo il percorso
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin
  • / Chiesa Parrocchiale di Pastrengo
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin, Unpli Verona
  • / Chiesa Parrocchiale di Pastrengo
    Photo: Giulia Pesarin, Unpli Verona
  • / Il complesso del Pio Ricovero durante la Festa della Zucca di Pastrengo
    Photo: Pro Loco Pastrengo, Unpli Verona
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Pastrengo is a village situated in the Verona area, just a few kilometres away from Lake Garda. It is a perfect spot for a relaxing day, strolling along the historical paths, surrounded by high-quality landscapes.
Distance 6.3 km
1:45 h
67 m
63 m
251 m
184 m
Along the path you will discover several historical sights and landscapes. It is worth visiting Fortino Belvedere, which celebrates the Carabinieri attack of 30 April 1848: a battle against the Austrian vanguards during which the Carabinieri on horseback saved the life of the King Carlo Alberto.

Starting from the centre of the village, we head towards the Parish Church dating back to 1700. From the churchyard you can admire the Benedek Fort, one of the four Austrian castles bearing witness to the area's Risorgimento past.

The Telegrafo Ottico (Optical Telegraph), built by the Austrians in 1865 on the San Martino hill, deserves a visit and a special mention. Then, you can continue uphill towards Forte Nugent, where you can enjoy a view over the green hills.

Coming back to Pastrengo, along a path through the olive groves, we reach Borgo San Zeno with its ancient tower-dovecote dating from the late middle Ages. A little further on, we can see Villa Randina, dating back to the 13th-14th centuries.

Expenditure incurred under funds subject to Regional Law n.34 / 2014 DGR n.554 of 27/04/2021

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The Fortino Belvedere houses engraved brass plaques, which narrate the event of the Charge in four languages and give the structure a monumental value.
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Update: January 19, 2022
Highest point
251 m
Lowest point
184 m
Best time of year

Safety information

Remember to assess carefully the type of path you are going to take, the places you are going to visit and the current season. Did it rain? Caution! The paths will be much more slippery and therefore you will need to be very careful.

Be sure to tell someone where you are going and how long your hike is supposed to last. 

112 is the telephone number for emergencies.

Local authorities and associations in the areas concerned do not assume any legal responsibility for any damage, or accidents, to people and things that may occur along the signposted routes.


  • Do not throw on the ground paper towels, cans, glass or plastic bottles, candy wrappers and much less cigarette butts or packs.
  • Take your waste with you or wait until you find a litter bin.
  • Respect the flora, fauna and crops, do not pick fruit or wild plants; they may have received phytosanitary treatments.
  • Report any disorder or abnormal behaviour in the town hall.

Tips and hints

Consorzio Pro Loco Baldo Garda
Via Fontane, 22 - 37010 Pastrengo (VR)
+39  348 4424694 – 347 8883907  


Piazza "Alle Poste" - Pastrengo (Vr) (185 m)
45.492149, 10.798631
45°29'31.7"N 10°47'55.1"E
32T 640540 5039197


Piazza "Alle Poste" - Pastrengo (Vr)

Turn-by-turn directions

It is always recommended to download the gps track to avoid unpleasant situations and live a great experience.


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Getting there


If you are travelling by motorway, the closest exit to the centre of Pastrengo is:

Uscita Affi - Lago di Garda Sud | A22 autostrada del Brennero | Brennero-Modena | 7,29 km from the centre

Uscita Sommacampagna | A4 autostrada Serenissima | Torino-Trieste | 10,75 km from the centre



To get to Pastrengo by train the best solution is to use a train with destination or stop at:

Domegliara station| located in Domegliara Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella is managed by rfi (600s) and it is 3,50 km far from Pastrengo

Domegliara - S.Ambrogio, 37015 Domegliara VR, Italy

Peschiera del Garda Station| Peschiera del Garda is managed by rfi (600s) and it is 9.81 km far from Pastrengo

Peschiera Del Garda Station, 37019 Peschiera del Garda VR, Italy

Verona Porta Nuova | Verona station is managed by rfi (600s) and it is 16.03 km far from Pastrengo

Verona Porta Nuova, 37138 Verona VR, Italy


At the station you can take buses and shuttle services to get to your destination, so with the train, Pastrengo is connected to all major Italian cities.



Piazza "Alle Poste", via Gen Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa - Pastrengo (Vr)


45.492149, 10.798631
45°29'31.7"N 10°47'55.1"E
32T 640540 5039197
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Hiking requires suitable clothing and equipment. Even on relatively short and easy walks, it is preferable to be well equipped to avoid unpleasant surprises and to face unexpected events such as a sudden thunderstorm or a power outage: unexpected events are part of the fun as well!
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6.3 km
1:45 h
67 m
63 m
Highest point
251 m
Lowest point
184 m
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