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Toscolano Maderno: photo, description, (Toscolano-Maderno)

The municipality Toscolano Maderno, located in the province of Brescia on the shores of lake Garda, consists of three small settlements: Toscolano, lying in the center of the so-called Lemon Riviera, Gargnano and Maderno.

The earliest archaeological finds made on the territory of Toscolano, belong to the era of Ancient Rome is the ruins of the ancient Villa of the 2nd century BC, which can be viewed today, and the temple dedicated to Apollo. It is known that already in the 10th century, the city existed, and even flourished - he enjoyed many of the benefits granted to him by king Otto I, and later by Frederick Barbarossa. In the early 14th century in the valley of the river Toscolano, founded the first factory for the production of paper. Then Toscolano became the main city of the whole Western Riviera, he retained this status until 1377, when many administrative offices were moved into Fat.

Today the economy Toscolano Maderno is based primarily on tourism, which is characteristic of most coastal cities. In addition, there continue to operate a paper mill and also produces wine, olives and citrus.

The ruins of one of the oldest citrus greenhouses can be seen near the city Harbor. Here are two important buildings - the parish Church and sanctuary of Madonna del Benaco. The Church, built in the late 16th century, dedicated to saints Peter and Paul. And the temple was built early in the 15th century, its name comes from the name of ancient town Benakus, gone under water in the earthquake in 243 BC, Saying that the temple was built of stones, that remaineth of the city. It is also worth a look 16-the ancient house in which Paganino and Alessandro Paganini founded the first printing house.

In Maderno noteworthy is the Palazzo Nuovo, built in the 17th century by order of Duke Vincenzo I Gonzaga of Mantua and the Romanesque Church of Sant Andrea, the first mention of which belong to the 12th century.