The City and Surroundings

Scaligero Castle of Malcesine

The Scaliger castle of Malcesine is a medieval castle (although the original fortress seems to be of more ancient origin) in whose center stands the tower with a bell at the top. At the top of the tower you can enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Garda. In addition to the museum dedicated to...

Vittoriale degli italiani

In the early 1920s, Gabriele d'Annunzio bought and transformed, with the help of the architect Gian Carlo Maroni, the Villa of the German historian Henry Thode in the current Priory, which is surrounded by a charming park, winner of the award Most beautiful park in Italy in 2012. The...

Sirmione Castle

The castle is surrounded by water and the main core consists of the courtyard enclosed by the three corner towers and the keep, that is the highest tower. The battlements of the towers are Ghibelline in shape (obviously being Scaligera property), while those of the walls are rectangular, "a...

Island of Garda

The Island is situated on the Brescian side of Lake Garda, a short distance from San Felice del Benaco.Today it owes its fascination to the extraordinary Venetian neo-Gothic style villa, designed by the architect Luigi Rovelli at the beginning of the 20th century; an imposing harmonious...

Todeschini Palace and old harbour

A characteristic port, rich in history and one of the most representative of the Garda Lake. At the time of the Serenissima it was at the service of the grain market. Several buildings overlook the port, among which the arches of Todeschini's Palace stand out, which was originally the Town...

Old harbor and the Dogana Veneta

The old port of Lazise is rich in history. The 12th century Romanesque church, the Dogana Veneta, which represents  the old arsenal of the Republic of Venice and the old town hall with the inscription: "Lazise, ​first municipality in Italy" overlook it. Today the Dogana Veneta...

Battle monumental Tower of St.Martino

The Tower The historical Tower was built in memory of King Vittorio Emanuele II and those, who fought for the italian unification. At the entrance to the tower, whose height is of 64 meters, there are the statues of the protagonists of the italian unification, while the frescoes along the ramp...

Venetian Fortress

The high and massive pentagonal-shaped walls surround the historic center of Peschiera del Garda, a real jewel of art, culture and architecture. Unique of its kind, this locality characterized by canals, bridges and imposing military buildings, offers a suggestive environment to be...

The Wall and Tower

The wall was built after the 1077 and represents a peculiar element of the Municipality, with its six towers and three entrance doors, it surrounds the historic center. At the beginning there were seven towers, then after the First World War, the tower near the Dogana was demolished to  for...

The lighthouse and Harbor

After the Royal Decree of 5 May 1887, the port of Desenzano was restored and was built the first section of the dam and the lighthouse tower, in addition to some consolidation works. Before then, from the 1843 the port area was illuminated by some oil lamps, which were regulated by an employee...

Squares and monuments of Desenzano

  The historical center has developed during the 16th century thanks to the works of the Brescian architect Giulio Todeschini. In the middle of the arcades stands the palace of the Venetian Provveditore, which represent an unfinished building projected by Todeschini. On the square stands...

Porta Verona

It was built in 1553, characterized by the Lion of St. Marco, symbol of the Republic of Venice, which was destroyed by Napoleon as a sign of contempt after the Treaty of Campoformio in 1797. A visual reconstruction of what the door must have looked like in its entirety is located at the...

Voltoni Bridge

Voltoni Bridge is one of the most characteristic elements of Peschiera del Garda. It was built in 1556, immediately after the construction of the Fortress and the construction works were supervised by the Venetian administrator, Iacobo Gauro. Peschiera once characterized by several fishing...

Castle and Garibaldi Square

The Castle The Castle, which dominates the city, perhaps was built on a Roman castrum, whose aim was the protection from  the barbarian invasions. Then it was rebuilt in the municipal era and around the 15th century, when it contained 120 houses and the S. Ambrogio church, it was...

Querini Bastion

The Querini Bastion, located at the entrance of the Fortress with respect to the lake, was destroyed in 1906. It has a small panoramic terrace surrounded by greenery, from which we can admire the Promenade of Peschiera del Garda. Source: Municipality of Peschiera del Garda, translation by Chiara

Historic Palace

The Palace was built in 1854, also called Historic Building, since during the First World War it hosted the Inter-Allied Conference, in 1917. During this Conference the representatives of Italy, Great Britain and France met to analyze the military situation and study the necessary...

Powder magazine

It is an important element of the artillery of the Habsburg era. It served as a pyrotechnic laboratory and storage of cannon balls, located inside the San Marco Bastion. Its splendid recovery is the work of the volunteers of the Alpine section of Peschiera del Garda, who continue to keep it in...

Former Army Military Hospital

A bomb-proof building from the Habsburg period (1865), which later became an Italian military prison, now abandoned. Source: Municipality of Peschiera del Garda, translation by Chiara

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