Saló, the small town on the south-western shore of Lake Garda, situated in a bay, has always been a wealthy place. This immediately becomes evident when looking at the numerous magnificent villas and the elegant lakeside promenade. The stylish boutiques and shoe shops in the historic old town centre indicate that this has not changed all that much.
In spite of its beauty and fantastic location, Saló has mostly been spared by mass tourism, although more than 10 percent of the slightly over 10.700 inhabitants are foreigners. The importance of money can be seen in the fact that there are 12 banks; 30 doctors and 4 private clinics take care of the well-being of inhabitants and guests. Beautiful residential areas can be found in the hills above the bay in Campoverde, Cunettone, Renzano and Villa or directly on the shore of the lake in the village of Barbarano.
For the most part the road from Desenzano is winding along the shore of the lake; after 23 km one gets to the “capital” of the western side of Lake Garda, which belongs to the province of Brescia. It is slightly more than 80 km to Bergamo airport.