San Felice del Benaco is located in the heart of Valtenesi, on a promontory that rises on the west shore of Lake Garda and extends towards the lake covered with green meadows and Mediterranean plants, about 35 km from Brescia.
The name of San Felice derives from the Latin sinus felix (happy inlet) and San Felice is also one of the patron saints of the town.
The settlements found in this area are very ancient: piles, Roman tombstones and medieval castles have been found, some of which are still visible.
The three ancient villages that compose the Municipality located in the morainic hills between Salò and Manerba are a concentration of tranquility and history: in S. Felice, Portese and Cisano you can visit small marinas, country churches, stone houses and breathe a very relaxing atmosphere.
The Island of Garda is also part of the municipality, the largest and most elegant island of the entire Lake Garda. On the island there is the palace of the Cavazza family, surrounded by beautiful Italian gardens and rich vegetation. Between April and October, various guided tours are organized in order to discover the island.
There are a lot of places of interest in the area: the baroque parish church of San Felice with its 18th century frescoes, the castle ruins with the old cemetery and the tower, the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Carmine, where numerous frescoes can be admired, the ruins of the medieval castle and many other cultural assets.
According to tradition, St. Francis of Assisi founded the first dormitory of Roman friars in San Felice del Benàco.
For cycling lovers there is an 18 km long bike path that extends along the towns of San Felice del Benàco, Portese and Cisano.
The weekly market takes place on Wednesdays and we suggest you also visit the San Felice Oil Mill where you will have the opportunity to taste and buy the best local products.
During the year various events are organized, including film evenings, concerts, shows, exhibitions, festivals, sporting events and a rich entertainment program for the little ones.
Among the various natural beaches immersed in the nature of the municipality of San Felice, a visit to the Baia del Vento beach and to the adjacent Church of San Fermo is a must, from whose strategic and privileged position it is possible to admire the Island of Garda. The Baia del Vento beach is public and wide, equipped with kiosks and there is also a playground for children.