According to legend, the god Benaco fell in love with the nymph Fillide, who later bore him twin sons Grineo and Limone.
The father wanted his first son to become a fisher and the second a farmer. Since adolescence, however, both youths loved to go hunting on Monte Baldo. One day Limone was attacked and killed by a wild boar.
Fillide desperately pleaded with her husband to bring her son back to life. Benaco therefore prepared an infusion with mysterious blue flowers and gave it to his son, who miraculously came to life. Promptly obeying his father, Limone went to live on the banks opposite Mount Baldo.
He found a lovely inlet sheltered from the winds, and there he made his home and grew lemons, the fruit that was named after him.
The history of Limone
The name for the village comes from the latin word "Limen", which means border. Surrounded by mountains and water the economic was based on fishing, olives and lemons.
In those small streets of the old town you con still breathe the past of Limone. Let the magical atmosphere of those seemingly painted corners flow into your soul.
Every little corner is unique. Small steps leading to tiny squares from where narrow streets leads you through the ancient part of Limone, passing houses, shops and the inhabitants of this marvellouslittle village.
Where the sun hardly warms windows, balconies and capitals you will find the colourful setting of geranium, wisteria, vine and bougainvilleas in blossom, lighting up those charming places and bringing the warmth of Lake Garda to your heart
Then in 1932 the Gardesana Occidentale was completed and at last isolation came to an end. After the worldwars tourism started. The inhabitants started to transform the little fishing village into a tourist resort, which is now one of the most important ones at Lake Garda.
Limone became famous in 1979 when the APOLIPOPROTEIN A-1 MILANO was discovered. This protein which is in the blood of the people born in Limone quickly removes the fat from the arteries and leads it to the lever wich in the end eliminates.
This protein is efficacious against arteriosclerosis and infarct.