Affi, a gateway to Lake Garda for tourists from Northern Europe
The rapid commercial and urban development of Affi has been due to the opening of the ‘Affi-Lago di Garda Sud’ tollgate on the Brennero motorway in the 1970s, thanks to which the town became a real gateway for Italian and foreign tourists from the north. The terrain configuration in the municipality offers some outstanding landscape elements such as Mount Moscal, a summit that dominates the territory, the morainic amphitheatre of Rivoli, which testifies to the glacial phase that shaped the territory of Affi in the Quaternary, and the Valsorda that from Incaffi descends to Bardolino on Lake Garda.
What to do in Affi
In addition to the beauty of the area, it is also possible to visit and learn about many historical, artistic and architectural facets of Affi which are an expression of a socio-cultural heritage and testimony to people and civilisation of the past. Worthy of mention are the beautiful 17th-18th century villas built according to architectural and decorative elements of diverse styles, and the flourishing gardens. Some examples are Villa Poggi, Villa E. da Persico (renowned Spiritual Centre), the 16th century Villa Fracastoro in Incaffi, the medieval Castle of Incaffi and the 19th century Villa Sant’Andrea.
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Points of interest in Affi
Via Pozzo dell'Amore, 85, 37010 Caorsa, VR, Italia
This small 13th-century church is located halfway between the municipalities of Affi and Cavaion Veronese, and safeguards numerous historical and artistic artefacts of past civilisations. Owned by a private individual until 1456, it was then given to…
Old Railway Station
Via Stazione, 1, 37010 Affi, VR, Italia
The Verona-Affi-Caprino/Affi-Garda railway was an Italian railway line that connected Verona to Lake Garda and the slopes of Mount Baldo. The first section was opened in 1889, while the whole railway was decommissioned in 1959 due to lack of investme…
S. Andrea Castle
Villa Sant'Andrea, Affi, VR, Italia
S. Andrea Castle or Villa Sant’Andrea, is situated on the slopes of Mount Moscal. The complex was sold to the Bottagisio family at the beginning of the 19th century, and then passed to the Congregation of the Stimmatini Fathers about fifty years late…
Via Giuseppe Poggi, 4, 37010 Affi, VR, Italia
Villa Poggi is a 17th-century residence near Affi, which underwent numerous renovations in the early 19th century. After purchasing it, the Poggi family transformed the Italian-style garden into a large park with exotic trees and statues of gods. Ins…