Peschiera del Garda Travel Summary

Peschiera del Garda is a picturesque village on Lake Garda with cobbled streets, waterfront paths and parks and an imposing fortress at its heart. It has important works of art and spectacular views over Lake Garda.  Admire imposing walls framing the river and admire the defences that were built by the Venetians and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


The Peschiera del Garda Travel Summary is segmented into 2 key travel themes to immerse you into everything Peschiera del Garda:

  1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town;
  2. What to See

Hope you enjoy it!  Carpe Diem!

1. An introduction and brief history to this wonderful town:

The striking medieval walls fortify the river borders of the Old Town. Peschiera’s focal point is the delightful pedestrianised centre with bustling streets full of all kinds of shops, churches and riverside cafés. Locals and tourists relax here in the evening as colourful lights reflect in the waters of the Mincio.


The first century old town sits within the walls of an impressive island fortress, surrounded by canals and dotted with bridges.  There are some beautiful canal-side paths and parks are just right for a peaceful wander to walk off lunch.

The present-day structure of the town still reflects its origins as a citadel, surrounded on all sides by canals and robust defensive walls built around 1553 on the orders of Guidobaldo della Rovere and well preserved to this day.


2. What to See

Citta murata di Peschiera del Garda:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • Dating back to Roman times, Peschiera had been fortified by Scaligeri, Venice, Austria, and Italy when its walls were designed by famous architects of the time
  • You can now find artisan shops, bars, restaurants, and gelato all inside the pentagon shaped fortress
  • The walk along the walls provides fantastic views across Lake Garda


Forte Ardietti:

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  • Built between 1853 and 1861 as part of the strengthening of the entrenched field of Peschiera carried out by order of Marshal Radetzky at the time commander of the Austrian forces in Italy
  • The Fort was one of the best equipped forts in the quadrilateral, with a garrison of 612 men and 25 cannons of various calibres, including 4 ribbed barrel and back-loading pieces


Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia:

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  • Ferdinando di Savoia square is home to a palace, military buildings, the wall of the dock, the Voltoni bridge, the church of San Martino and the barracks
  • The square has recently been renovated and now has fountains to one side


Parco Giardino Sigurtà:

AllThingsTravel Top Pick:

  • The Parco Sigurtà in Valeggio sul Mincio covers an area of approximately 600,000 m², covered in one million tulips, 40,000 Buxus trees and 18 ponds
  • The park looks like a fairytale setting with its lawns and castle tower peeking above the trees and is one of the most beautiful in Italy
  • It was voted most beautiful park of Italy in 2013
  • in 2015 it was awarded with the second place in Europe’s most Beautiful Parks and was voted “the most beautiful flower display in Italy”


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