Veneto Region - Peschiera del Garda
After Milan we travel to Lake Garda and will stay at the town of Peschiera del Garda.
Lake Garda’s touches three Italian provinces: Verona with its towns Peschiera del Garda, Castelnuovo del Garda, Lazise, Bardolino, Garda, Torri del Benaco, Brenzone and Malcesine, Brescia in the municipal districts of Lonato, Sirmione, Desenzano del Garda, Padenghe del Garda, Moniga del Garda, San Felice del Benaco, Manerba del Garda, Salò, Toscolano-Maderno, Gardone Riviera, Gargnano, Tignale, Tremosine and Limone sul Garda as well as Trento with Riva del Garda and Nago-Torbole. A daily ferryboat service connects all these places, so that they become easily reachable by water way too.
Peschiera del Garda
Peschiera del Garda is a resort town at the southern tip of Lake Garda. Although a resort town, there is a good feel os history here. The 16th-century Porta Verona is one of the gateways through the old city walls that ring the historic center. The Palazzina Storica Museum houses frescoes and WWI objects.
Across the Mincio River is the Madonna del Frassino Sanctuary. It is considered one of the greatest monuments in the area. The Sanctuary dates back to 1510. The chapel for confessions (Penitenziaria) and the two cloisters called "Dei pesci" and "Degli uccelli" are worthy of been seen. Water birds inhabit the nearby Lago del Frassino nature reserve. The Sanctuary is open from 6:30 to noon, and then 2:30 to 7:30.
The town is encircled by massive Venetian defensive systems that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 9 July 2017.
When Lombardy-Venetia was under Austrian rule, Peschiera was the northwest anchor of the four fortified towns constituting the Quadrilatero. The defensive system of the Austrian Empire in the Lombardy-Venetia region of Italy, which connected the fortresses of Peschiera, Mantua, Legnago and Verona between the Mincio, the Po and Adige Rivers. The name refers to the fact that on a map the fortresses appear to form the vertices of a quadrilateral.
In Peschiera del Garda we will be staying at the Riviera Carducci Rooms