Desenzano del Garda

Desenzano del Garda


With about 27,000 inhabitants and its own railway station Desenzano del Garda is not only the largest, but also the liveliest city at Lake Garda. It is located in the Region Lombardi and belongs to the province Brescia.

A bit history

Formerly Desenzano del Garda was one of the major trading centres of northern Italy. The hub for countless goods such as grain and other agricultural products from the hinterland. On the market in Desenzano del Garda the goods were sold, loaded and shipped to Riva del Garda. From Riva the goods were send to the Alpine regions.

Cultural treasures

In the old town of Desenzano del Garda and at the harbour are many testimonials of the flourishing commercial city. One of these is the Piazza Malvezzi from the 16th century. With the well preserved row of houses it demonstrates the power, wealth and fame of the old days. To get a good impression of the goings-on in the town you should take your time and visit the legendary market at Desenzano del Garda on Tuesday.
The town`s landmark is the old harbour Porto Vecchio. Nowadays the harbour is not used anymore and a bridge in Venetian style separates it from the new port where ships and ferries take off for a tour on Lake Garda or a trip to the other towns at the lake. Here you can Another side is the museum Museo Civico Archeologico. The archaeological discoveries from almost every century and also from the Stone Age can be admired at the museum.

Nightlife at Desenzano del Garda

Enjoy the nightlife at Desenzano del Garda
Enjoy the nightlife at Desenzano del Garda

The vivid nightlife is a magnet for tourists and especially for younger people. Thousands of them come in the evening and go clubbing in the many bars, restaurants and discos. Even one of the largest discos in Europe can be found at Desenzano del Garda.

The railway station makes Desenzano del Garda even more interesting for people who spend their holidays without a car. With the train Milan and Venice are reachable very well and fast.


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