• Art & Culture

Desenzano Castle

The imposing Castle overlooks the nearby town of Desenzano and today is used for exhibitions, conventions and musical events.

Where
Via Fosse Castello, Desenzano del Garda (BS)
Contacts
+39 030 9994161
Official site

The imposing castle overlooks the nearby town of Desenzano and was built as a refuge from Barbarian invasions, the Hungarian hordes in particular, during the Middle Ages.

The castle is first mentioned in an official document of the 9th century. At the time the castle housed an independent small village inside the walls.

Despite losing its military importance with the passing of time, it has remained an active and vibrant community.

Today all that is left of the original defensive structure are the walls, the merlon, the four towers and the battlements through which visitors can access the keep and admire the view of the lake and surrounding areas.

The addition built at the end of the 19th century was originally used as headquarters for the officers but is now used for exhibitions and conventions, whereas the addition on the north-west side of the walls has recently been renovated and is used for exhibitions, cultural and musical events.

Open: all year
Opening times: variable
Admission: Castle, free; Keep, charge

Take me here: Desenzano Castle

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