If someone were to define San Zeno di Montagna in one phrase, it would certainly be: "balcony overlooking the lake". This is a privileged place, with its spectacular elevation of 700 m above sea level, offering commanding views of the entire Lake Garda basin.
The area was once used as summer pasture grounds and for cattle breeding--the Ancient Fair of San Michel on September 29 commemorates the importance-- and now boasts accommodation for discerning tourists and an increasingly elevated culinary tradition, rigorously following the seasons with locally sourced products. In autumn, the D.O.P.-designated chestnut is in the spotlight each year, and a feast is dedicated to this fruit with a fall celebration.
The traditional districts of San Zeno (Cà Schena, Cà Sartori, Cà Montagna, Laguna, Castello, etc.). surround visitors along the main axis of the town and are a constant source of fascination. The large municipal pine forest, woods and mountain pastures are crisscrossed by scenic and easy walking trails. The flora and fauna such as rare orchids, chestnut trees, the presence of chamois and roe deer give you many reasons to take a hike.