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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Dražen Bukovec (11 months ago)
Nice view
Haris Aslanidis (2 years ago)
War monument that you can visit with your company. You can see cannons and weapons. Hope to witness them as historical artifacts and not to have more wars...
Megan Jevin (2 years ago)
A great area to visit if you’re staying around Lake Garda. Beautiful blue water and old buildings
Aleksandr Zhigalov (2 years ago)
Nice lake view. Be careful with steps!
Michael Lynch (2 years ago)
Beautiful scenery lovely place to go will definitely go back and visit again
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