Theme Week Lombardy – Desenzano del Garda

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Old port of Desenzano © RicciSpeziari/cc-by-sa-3.0

Old port of Desenzano © RicciSpeziari/cc-by-sa-3.0

Desenzano del Garda is a town and comune in the province of Brescia, on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda. It borders the communes of Castiglione delle Stiviere, Lonato, Padenghe sul Garda and Sirmione. Sometime in the first century, the area around lake Garda, including what is now Desenzano del Garda, became a favourite vacation spot for the Veronese élite, Verona being one of the largest Roman cities in northeastern Italy.

It is home to one or more prehistoric pile-dwelling (or stilt house) settlements, which are part of the Prehistoric Pile dwellings around the Alps UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Lighthouse © Massimo Telò/cc-by-sa-3.0 San Martino della Battaglia - View on Lake Garda © Wolfgang Sauber/cc-by-sa-3.0 Museo Archeologico Giovanni Rambotti © Niccolò Caranti/cc-by-sa-3.0 © Wolf Meusel San Martino della Battaglia - View on Lake Garda © Wolfgang Sauber/cc-by-sa-3.0 Old port of Desenzano © RicciSpeziari/cc-by-sa-3.0
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San Martino della Battaglia - View on Lake Garda © Wolfgang Sauber/cc-by-sa-3.0
The city is a popular holiday destination in Southern Europe. It attracts myriad tourists from the immediate area owing to its beautiful view of the Alps from the southern shore of Lake Garda, its three large beaches (Desanzanino Beach, Spiagga d’Oro, and Porto Rivoltella Beach), and its 27 major hotels. Desenzano is the heart of nightlife on the southern shore of Lake Garda, with several discos and pubs. In the summer, its main squares, Piazza Malvezzi and Piazza Matteotti, are crowded all night with young and partying people.

At the heart of the city is a series of interconnected piazze that house numerous open-air cafés, various shops, gelaterie (ice-cream parlours), and bars.

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