Among the quiet morainic hills of Lake Garda, hidden among the vineyards, the courtyard Turco is an example of those rural courtyards that, between 1500 and 1800, have characterized this territory.
The courtyard has a very rich history, and a beautiful 16th-century map, which shows the properties of the Count Spolverini from Palazzolo, evidences its presence in the 16th century.
Its name comes from a mount the inhabitants of the area called “Mount Turco” since the Middle Ages. The building is made up of bricks and pebbles and is enclosed within a pebble-made wall.
An arm of the building houses an interesting country museum who keeps some two-century-old working tools, as well as original documents of that time. Another interesting piece is a French flag, which is likely to date back to the second Italian war of independence.
From San Giorgio in Salici, on via Belvedere, after the overpass on the railway line, turn left into via Gaburri. Follow the road for about 2 km; overcome the motorway bridge and follow the dirt road for about 1 km. The courtyard is located on your right.
From Verona and Peschiera del Garda, along the regional road nr. 11, near the hamlet Crocette/at the intersection with Via Platano, take the directions for San Giorgio in Salici.
A4 motorway “Venice-Milan”: exit “Sommacampagna”, at the roundabout turn left towards Sona / Bussolengo. After about 4 km, continue towards Bussolengo; after the underpass turn right for the regional road nr. 11 in the direction of Peschiera del Garda. At the hamlet Crocette / at the intersection with Via Platano, take the directions towards San Giorgio in Salici.
A22 motorway “Brennero-Modena”: exit “Verona Nord”, direction “Peschiera del Garda” – regional road nr. 11. At the hamlet Crocette / at the intersection with Via Platano, take the directions towards San Giorgio in Salici.