Discover Desenzano

Porto Vecchio

Porto Vecchio – Fonte: Città di Desenzano del Garda


Desenzano presents a particularly rich artistic, historic and archaeological heritage, starting from the Roman era. In the Middle Ages it was the object of fights between Brescia and Verona, afterwards, in the 15th century it passed under Venetian dominion, becoming a thriving commercial centre.

The core of the city develops around Malvezzi Square and the Ancient Harbour, with the XXVI century palaces by Todeschini, a famous architect from Brescia . It is a must to visit the archaeological area, that 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, the panoramic tower of S.Martino della Battaglia.

The chapel of the Duomo preserves important works of art by Andrea Celesti (1637-1712) and “ the Last Supper” (1738) by Gian Battista Tiepolo(1696-1770). Furthermore, we can indicate the Castle, founded in the Middle Ages and reconstructed in the XIV-XV centuries, recently renovated and offering a breathtaking view of the Lake. Also Villa Brunati has been recently renovated and has become the Public Library since 2007.


Food and Wine

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The spirit of an area and its inhabitants can also be discovered through the local cuisine and products. Desenzano food and wine itinerary that we suggest takes you on a journey to discovertraditional recipes that reserve pleasant surprises and combine old-fashioned flavors and aromas to create dishes made from the…

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How to get to Desenzano del Garda

Desenzano de Garda

<strong>Traveling by plane </strong> The closest airports are: <ul> <li>Orio al Serio (BERGAMO)</li> <li>Valerio Catullo (VERONA) Gabriele D’Annunzio</li> <li>Milano Linate</li> <li>Milano Malpensa</li> <li>Montichiari (BRESCIA)</li> </ul> Highway transportation from Bergamo Airport to the Brescia train station <strong>By car</strong> The quickest way to reach Desenzano del Garda by car or bus from…

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