Bussolengo, framed by the Adige River and the undulating hills of Verona
Located in a particularly strategic geographical position, Bussolengo is just a few kilometres between two centres of great cultural and touristic attraction: the city of Verona and Lake Garda. Since old times, the municipality has been on an essential route for both economic and commercial exchanges and for tourist traffic involving the Garda Riviera, the city of Verona and many other places in the province. Thanks to the creation of big shopping centres, Bussolengo has become a favourite destination for tourists for shopping or to kill time during the rare days of bad weather while on holidays.
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The Parco Natura Viva, an important centre for the protection of endangered species, is located in the municipality of Figara. The park is the brainchild of the architect Alberto Avesani who, in the 1960s, transformed part of his farm into a wildlife area, taking in animals of the local fauna to breed and show them to the public. This idea created the opportunity to temporarily house circus animals, and hence the thought of creating a park open to the public, featuring exotic and native fauna.
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Points of interest in Bussolengo
Church of San Rocco
Via Mazzini, 37012 Bussolengo VR, Italia
Built certainly before 1500, this humble church contains a remarkable little treasure of faith and art. More than thirty paintings illustrate a significant moment in Veronese style at the end of the 15th century and the first decades of the 16th cent…
Church of Santa Maria Maggiore
Piazza Nuova, 3, 37012 Bussolengo, VR, Italia
Parish church in the centre of Bussolengo, dating back to around 1199. In the 18th century, the church building was extensively renovated and the choir and sacristy were built from scratch so that the complex acquired its current form in 1717. In 176…
Church of St Valentine
Via S. Valentino, 30, 37012 Bussolengo, VR, Italia
Built around the 12th century, the Church of St Valentine is the most significant monument in the town. In the first half of the 15th century, it was already decorated with two splendid cycles of frescoes, one inside and the other outside, depicting…
Via Ospedale, 12, 37012 Bussolengo, VR, Italia
The cloister, attached to the Sanctuary, was part of a Franciscan monastic complex and is one of the few examples of monastic architecture still existing in the Verona area. For reasons unknown, it was ignored by local art historiography, it is a sur…
Via Citella, 50, 37012 Bussolengo, VR, Italia
Many of the events organised in Bussolengo find their rightful place in the precious setting of Villa Spinola, following its recent renovation. It dates back to the 15th century, is surrounded by tall trees and offers a marvellous view over the Adige…
Monumento ai Caduti, Piazza della Vittoria, 20A, 37012 Bussolengo, VR, Italia
Built on 4 November 1930 in memory of the fallen in the “Great War”. After the Second World War, a plaque with the names of the fallen of Bussolengo was mounted. The square on which it stands offers an exceptional view over the Valpolicella.