Peschiera del Garda was once the site of an ancient lake-dwelling settlement. The fortress played a prominent part in most military campaigns conducted in northern Italy after 1400. In the middle of the 16th century the fortress and town passed into the hands of the Venetians, who ordered reconstruction of the fortress according to projects by Guidobaldo da Urbino and Sanmicheli. Napoleon added two new fortresses there. At the beginning of the 19th century the Austrians redesigned and expanded the fort. With Mantua, Verona, and Legnano, it became one of the strongholds of the Quadruple Alliance. After the end of the Third War of Independence (1866), Peschiera del Garda became part of the Kingdom of Italy. During the First Italian War of Independence, it was taken by the Piedmontese from the Austrians, after a gallant defence by General Rath lasting six weeks, on May 30, 1848.

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Founded: 16th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Nice area
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Great place to take photos.
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Loved it. So beautiful. Plenty of places to eat, drink, shop.
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Food was ok. My beer was not right it had a funny smell and taste, spoke to 2 members of staff they wasn't interested. I didn't drink it but when paying the bill, cash only not advertised still wouldn't take it from the bill.
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