Desenzano del Garda : by the water's edge and through historic alleys, by shops and local delights
Desenzano has many secret delights and sweet pleasures. Do you feel like revealing and experiencing them?
By the water's edge and through historic alleys, by shops and local delights: what to see in Desenzano
Desenzano has many secret delights and sweet pleasures.
Do you feel like revealing and experiencing them?
From the water
Jump over the seawall to the lighthouse and beyond. Let your gaze run over the horizon.
Lie on the beach or dive into the blue waters of the lake for a moment of pure refreshment.
At sunset or in the morning, enjoy the breeze coming off the lake and walk along the lakefront from Desenzanino Beach to the boat docks.
Where to meet the lake:
-The lakeside promenade
-The Desenzanino beach
The shopping promenades
Colorful and elegant, full of accessories, clothes and curiosities: these are the storefronts in downtown Desenzano.
You can pick a new pair of shoes or a dress for the evening or an everyday handbag or you can be tempted by a piece of jewelry between Via Achille Papa and Piazza Malvezzi, to Via sant'Angela Merici, passing through Piazza Matteotti.
If you love antiques you can go as far as Via Roma to discover some unusual and vintage treasures among the small antique dealers.
On Tuesday mornings don’t miss one of the biggest markets on Lake Garda, when the lakefront is filled with fashion, household items and delights.
Where to shop:
-Bags, jewelry and shoes: Via Achille Papa
-Evening and everyday clothes: Piazza Malvezzi, Piazza Matteotti and Via Sant'Angela Merici
-The street of antique dealers: via Roma
-Local Desenzano market: Lakefront promenade on Tuesday mornings
Secret treasures of Desenzano
Want to see the world's oldest prehistoric plow, a perfectly intact artifact, and discover the secrets of one of the largest and most prosperous pile-dwelling societies?
The Rambotti Museum, Desenzano's archaeological museum, is full of incredible treasures.
If you love art, got to the Duomo to admire Tiepolo's work and encounter cherubs and fairies among the mosaics of the Roman villa.
Finally venture along the narrow alleys which lead up to the Castle. From there you can admire one of the most beautiful views of the gulf, and if you want to climb even higher, continue up the steps to the observation floor of the main tower.
Desenzano's hidden treasures:
-The world's oldest plow at the Rambotti Archaeological Museum
-The mosaics of the Roman villa
-The work of Tiepolo
-The views of the castle
La Dolce Vita : The sweet life
A moment of lightheartedness and pleasure for the eyes and palate: this is “la dolce vita” in Desenzano, where you can enjoy an aperitif in the square and at the Porto Vecchio from an outdoor table, admiring the life that flows around you.
The doors of intimate and charming restaurants with delicious dishes open for you along the historic center and along the promenade to the Castle.
Finish off by enjoying a dinner, lunch or a snack at a bar or restaurant with a lake view.
The sweet life in Desenzano:
-A lakeside lunch
-An aperitif at the Porto Vecchio
-A dinner in the alleyways around the Castle