4. Ponte dei Voltoni

The Ponte dei Voltoni, recognizable by its distinctive five arches, was built in 1556. The construction was overseen by the Venetian Provveditore Iacobo Gauro, whose memorial plaque can still be seen today on the facade of a house on Via Dante. The work began immediately after the completion of the fortress.

At the exit of the bridge, under the arch closest to Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia, there was a permanent fishing station known as Pescarezzo. These fixed fishing stations were typical of Peschiera del Garda and are mentioned even in Roman times in the writings of Pliny the Elder. Today, the last remaining example of these stations on Lake Garda has been recently restored as a historical and museum exhibit. It can be viewed from Lungolago Bonomi or through guided boat tours.

The Ponte dei Voltoni is now one of the most iconic images of Peschiera del Garda.

Before crossing the bridge to reach the former Austrian quarter, admire Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia to your right.

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