Rich in artistic, historic and archaeological heritage, the heart of Desenzano develops around Malvezzi Square and the Ancient Harbour, with the XVI century palaces by Giulio Todeschini, a famous architect from Brescia.
The archaeological area, a must visit, houses the ruins of a magnificent IV century Roman Villa with splendid multicoloured and mosaic flooring, the Museum of Archaeology, with one of the most ancient ploughs of the world, and the panoramic Tower of S.Martino della Battaglia
All year, on Lake Garda is possible to go sailing thanks to the presence of constant winds: the Ora and the Pelér. This steady and punctual flow of air is the driving force behind sailing events of high standard organised on the lake. Instead, the northern part of the lake is the best place for those who like windsurfing or want to learn the secrets of this sport.
Among the renowned products is the extra virgin olive oil, famous for its lightness and delicacy, the citrus from Garda, in particular the lemons that are also used to create the limoncino and cream of the Riviera dei Limoni.
The wines are also very famous: Nosiola, Merlot, Cabernet and Vino Santo of the northern lands, the Garda Classico Groppello della Valtenesi and the southern vineyards of Bardolino and Lugana.
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Updated may 2018
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Gardone Riviera, on the shores of Lake Garda, is famous for the Vittoriale degli Italiani, the imposing residence of poet Gabriele d’Annunzio. The famous monument, was erected in memory of the life of the poet-soldier and for the deeds of the Italians during the First World War. Nowadays the Vittoriale is a museum visited each year by about 180,000 people.
Inside the Villa Bettoni Gargnano there are antique furniture, rare books and especially frescoed paintings by Beniamino and Fabrizio Galliari and paintings by Canaletto, Paolo Veronese, Palma il Vecchio, Andrea Celesti and Pitocchetto.
Due to the precious sulphurous water, containing sodium chloride, bromine and iodine, flowing naturally from the depths of the lake, the Sirmione Spa centres are advanced in the cure of pathologies of the respiratory system, the treatment of rheumatic complaints and motory rehabilitation. The spa water feeds the “Virgilio” and “Catullo” establishments and a new well-being spa centre, “Aquaria“, that offers numerous courses for relaxation and beauty treatments.
From Malcesine, with the new cableway, is possible to reach the summit of Mount Baldo (1800 m). During the summer, excursionists and nature lovers can hike along the many mountain paths, while in the winter time it’s possible to skiing along the different tracks thanks to the chair lift and six ski-lifts suitable for everyone, for the more experienced, but also for beginners.
Gardaland Park, situated on the south-eastern banks of the Lake Garda, is the first Amusement Park in Italy and one of largest in Europe. The Amusement Park, suitable for a different audience, offers great variety of attractions and shows. The different thematic areas retrace the world of history and geography, space and fantasy.