Monumental cemetery (Cimitero Monumentale)

The first drawings and designs for the new cemetery presented by Vantini are dated 1845, but it is in February 1853 that the architect's work, presented to the Municipality of Salò in three large tables and in 17 sheets for details, is taken in consideration and approved.

The project leads to an unusual typology: a stepped cemetery interspersed with three staircases, a kind of terraced garden on the top of which is a chapel with a balcony.

Rodolfo Vantini uses the natural landscape as a backdrop, creating a neoclassical-picturesque style as a whole, especially as a feeling towards the memory of the dead, and it is the cemetery we see now.

Tours and recommended itineraries

Itinerary S - Tour of the Gulf of Salò
30 min

Itinerary S - Tour of the Gulf of Salò

We will leave from Salò and you will have the chance to admire this historical place from the privileged position of the lake.

Itinerary 1- Garda Island Tour (Isola del Garda)
1 h

Itinerary 1- Garda Island Tour (Isola del Garda)

We will leave from Salò, sail out through the Gulf in direction Porto Portese, a nice fishermen’s village of our recent past.

Itinerary 2- Tour of Garda island (Isola del Garda) and Gardone Riviera
1h 15 min

Itinerary 2- Tour of Garda island (Isola del Garda) and Gardone Riviera

This tour is composed of itinerary 1 plus the navigation through the renowned small town of Gardone Riviera.

Itinerary 3 -Tour of the two Isles and more
2 h

Itinerary 3 -Tour of the two Isles and more

During this tour we will sail close to the main Isles of the lake: Garda Island and San Biagio Island (better known as Rabbits Island).