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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Ben Bartram (4 months ago)
Good food and lots of shops, the first town closest to Verona so it's more busy than the other Garda towns and more expensive.
Roido (5 months ago)
We did a vacation from Norway - Italy and this was the spot I realised that we are actually in a hot area now. Insanely beautiful place with very nice views. The only problem was that all the shops sold the same clothes with different pricing and at the parking there was a guy ''acting like he worked there'' and wanted money from you for showing you a parking spot. But obviously I cant be angry becouse that has nothing to do with the spot. Nice spot, not so nice people.
Anna Maria Konstantelli (7 months ago)
Beautiful place to walk around and enjoy the sun and the lake
Gustavo Gesser (9 months ago)
Amazing place to visit. Peschiera is one of my favorites cities around the Garda Lake
Jayde Müller (2 years ago)
Really pretty area, lots to see and Monday’s they have a huge market here!
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