Impressive and visible from far off are the castle ruins of Padenghe dating from the 10th century; the pretty village is nestled against these ruins. Here the lake slopes gently and is therefore perfect for families with small children.
Also the Valtènesi region in the hinterland, which boasts of a good network of cycling paths, is ideal for pleasant tours which are not too demanding.
It is very easy to reach Padenghe, from Desenzano a mere 8 km; this is certainly one of the reasons why this location is a popular residential area. There are a post office and bank, and for one’s physical wellbeing there are 5 doctors and a chemist’s. The Desenzano del Garda exit off the motorway is only 8 km from Padenghe.