The area of the bottom of Lake Garda has been established in the course of the history of settlements since ancient times for its mild climate and fertility of the land. This has made this land rich in history and particularly attractive for lovers of art and culture.

Roman times

Roman Villa in Desenzano

Belonged, apparently, to the Roman citizen Decentius from the source of the name Desenzano. At the entrance of the Villa is an archaeological museum. For visiting times please visit the website of the City of Desenzano.

Grotte di Catullo in Sirmione

The term "caves" are the remains of a huge Roman villa that belonged presumably Gaius Valerius Catullus (87-54 BC), a famous Latin poet. Beautiful scenery in which they are immersed ruins overlooking the lake.

Medieval fortifications

Rocca of Lonato Visconti-Venetian

It was built around the year 1000 against the barbarian invasions and was later restored by the lords of Milan, the Visconti, in the fifteenth century. It 'a national monument since 1912 and now houses the Museum of Birds.

Scaliger Castle in Sirmione

Interesting walls and crenellated towers of this castle built by Mastino I della Scala in 1259. Today it is considered one of the most complete and best preserved castles in Italy.

Castle Desenzano

It was built on the foundations of a Roman fort in the Middle Ages. Due to its privileged location offers a beautiful view from the terrace on the lake that many count among the best on the lake. For more information: City of Desenzano.

Sacred Places


Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene in Desenzano

Designed by Giulio Todeschini area of the ancient parish church was never completata.L 'inside, with the series of paintings dedicated to Mary Magdalene and a painting by Tiepolo, is considered one of the finest examples of late Renaissance in the province of Brescia.

Santa Maria Maggiore in Sirmione

A fine example of fifteenth-century architecture, it is a jewel in the medieval town of Sirmione. Note the terracotta decorations and apse structure.

Romanesque church of S. Zeno di Lonato

It 's the oldest church in Lonato. Rebuilt in the twelfth century on the ruins of the original church probably dating from the fifth century, remains of the original Romanesque apse and traces of frescoes inside altomediovali.

Church of San Lorenzo in Pozzolengo

Parish of 1510 subject to various extensions and renovations in 700. It has a neo-classical facade with a large central window and imposing bronze door. It should be noted in the body of the seventeenth century and the paintings of Andrea Brusasorci and heavenly.