Peschiera del Garda, whose Roman ancient name was Acrilica, still preserves evidences of its history attracting every year many visitors curious to discover signs of the work of man. Near the military defensive works you will find houses and religious buildings such as the sixteenth-century Sanctuary of Madonna del Frassino (Our Lady of Ash) visited every year by thousands of pilgrims. Besides it, Peschiera offers its visitors peaceful and relaxing moments in the natural environment surrounding it. In the oasis of the Laghetto del Frassino (little lake of Ash) and in the Mincio Valley crossed by a park having the same name, you will have the possibility of walking in contact with an unpolluted and luxuriant nature. The stretch of territory reaching Sirmione from Peschiera is called ‘Lugana’ and it is well-known for the production of a wine having the same name. Lugana wine, which (in 1967) was one of the first Italian wines bearing a DOC trademark, can be served with some local dishes of Lake Garda’s tradition such as ‘I Bigoli con le sarde’ (home made spaghetti served with a sauce of sardines), ‘Le Sarde in saor’ (Sardines cooked with onions) and ‘risotto con la tinca’ (risotto cooked with tench).