Desenzano del Garda
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Desenzano del Garda dates back fo ancient times: once a lake-dwelling settlement, it still offers a Roman villa with beautiful polychrome mosaics. Nowadays the town is an active commercial centre which is busy all through the year. With its regular boat and coach service it is the ideal starting point for sightseeing trips round the area, taking in art and culture, folklore and gastronomy. Situated right in the southern basin of Lake Garda, Desenzano enjoys a good climate all through the year, which makes it an ideal place of rest and entertainment with its modern facilities.
A stay in Desenzano del Garda can offer the chance to practise water sports and take part in excursions organized on the lake and its surroundings. It also offers a wide variety of entertainments throughout the year. The old port is governed from the castle, of medieval construction, was probably raised on the foundations of a roman castrum. From its terrace it is enjoyed the most magnificent panoramas of the Garda.
To visit at Desenzano del Garda the Dome Santa Maria Maggiore of the 500, to the inside of which find "L'ultima Cena of Giambattista" Tiepolo and other pictures of remarkable artistic interest (Andrea Celestial). Not to miss the diggings of one Roman Villa of the III-IV century d. C., the more important northern testimony in Italy. The tower of San Martino della Battaglia, is constructed in 1878 in new gothic style, scene of battle of the Italian Renaissance. Inside there are present frescoes of Renaissance argument.
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