The beach and port

 “PRA DELA FAM”  Tignale's port and beach.

In the past, this area was vital for communication - it linked the villages of Tignale with the main towns along the lakeside. It was called Pra dela Fam (local dialectic form of "prato della fame" - meadow of hunger) because when sailors or fishermen took refuge there during violent storms, they could be there for days without any food available.

From the early Middle Ages until the nineteenth century there was a hermitage built into the rock here of considerable architectural and artistic interest.

However the most important structure here is La Limonaia (the lemon house) del Pra dela Fam, a type of greenhouse for the lemon trees that characterises the scenery along the western side of Lake Garda (see "The Lemon Houses").

"The Lemon House" »




  • Beach freely available to all - sunloungers and umbrellas for hire
  • Facilities for sailing boats and windsurfing
  • Snack bar
  • Shuttle bus service from Tignale to the beach more times a day from Easter 2019. Free for residents and guests with Tignale Card. Information and booking at the Ufficio Unico del Turismo (Tourist Information Office), Via Europa 5, Tignale (Gardola) or at your hotel or residence