Punta San Vigilio
Punta San Vigilio is a small promontory around the Gulf of Garda it plunges into the water and can be best appreciated during a boat trip.
This place is so charming that they say Sir Winston Churchill took refreshment here after political commitments and became intoxicated by the breeze that blows from the water. He painted in the shade offered by ancient lemon groves, similar to the ones that still grow on the peninsula. During the boat trip you can admire the Renaissance villa that dominates Punta San Vigilio, surrounded by cypress trees.
On the tip of the cape is a small bar where you can sip a drink, in the quiet landscape of Lake Garda.
Since the 1500s, travellers arriving in San Vigilio and docking at the harbour have been greeted by an a marble plaque inscription, placed on the access arch, urging them to "leave business and worries to the city" and appreciate and enjoy the tranquility of the place.
Napoleon, the tsar Alexander II, Prince Charles, King Juan Carlos of Bourbon, Lawrence Olivier and Vivien Leigh are just some of the people who have sought refuge from the stresses of life in San Vigilio. This place has inspired artists, philosophers and humanists, sealed new loves and reconciled old ones.
Tours and recommended itineraries
We will sail in direction Gardone Riviera and Fasano, and then continue to north along the west side of the lake.