Garda, land of art, fun, relaxation, bon vivre and. . . culture.
It is no wonder that the lake area has been inhabited since ancient times: the climate and the generosity of this land have made it an ideal place to live and prosper, so much so that even in Roman times the wealthiest citizens of the Empire built marvellous villas to withdraw from the hectic life of the Roman cities.
In the following centuries, many castles and fortifications were built on the waters of Lake Garda: easily defended structures of great strategic importance for the lords who controlled the commerce of such a rich area.
However, we like to think that behind the beautiful castles of Lake Garda there was not only a practical need, also because many of them are located in beautiful areas.
Today, the castles of Lake Garda are the destination of thousands of visitors who walk through the great halls every year and take a dip in the past. The most important are:
• The Scaliger Castle of Torri
• The Fortress of Peschiera del Garda
• Castle of Bardolino
• Castle of Sirmione
• Castle of Penede (Nago Torbole)
• Castle of Moniga
• Castle of Desenzano
• Castle of Lazise
• Castle of Malcesine
• Fortress of Manerba
• Castle of Lonato
• Castle of Padenghe
Let’s see together which are the most evocative castles and discover their history!