Lazise can boast a really interesting record: it was the first of the free Italian municipalities, obtaining autonomy by Emperor Otto II, more than a thousand years ago, in 983. Hence the more recent history of the country, from the medieval period of which traces remain in the castle and in Scaliger walls, then to the Venetian era, which has left a very important relic in the wonderful old customs house, now used as a conference centre.
The territory of Lazise has a coastline along the lake and a vast hinterland formed by morainic hills that gently slope down to the lake, between the olive groves and vineyards, dotted with rows of cypresses. Hotels are located both in the centre, maintaining the traditional structure of the countryside, while numerous campsites have sprung up on the lakefront south of Lazise and annually attract millions of visitors to the territory.
High level campsites, equipped with every comfort and suitable for family holidays, are ideal for tourists from the north who love this type of holiday. The area is perfect for traditional lake sports, quiet walks, cycling or horseback riding on panoramic trails with gentle slopes. The two suburbs of Colà and Pacengo offer a stay that combines the proximity of the lake with full immersion into rural and agricultural life, with some farm centres offering their own farm produce.