Already in the 14th century Toscolano’s economic importance was rather considerable; this was due to its paper mills and printing offices. Nowadays the historic valley of the paper mills is a popular destination for tourists.
Since then Toscolano and Maderno have grown together and are only separated by a river. Both locations are the geographical centre of the western side of the lake, not only due to the car ferry which departs from here to Torri del Benaco.
The villages Cecina, Gaino and Monte Maderno, located above the lake, are part of the borough. They are beautiful small villages, a bit off the beaten track and often with a spectacular “bella vista” of the lake. They are an ideal location for a permanent residence. From this small town with its pretty villas and Mediterranean parks it is 31 km to Desenzano and about 90 km to Bergamo airport.