Torre di San Martino
Torre di San Martino
4.5
Observation Decks & TowersMonuments & StatuesHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
About
Qui il 24 giugno 1859 si scontrò l’esercito Piemontese, guidato dal re Vittorio Emanuele II, contro l’ala destra dell’esercito Austriaco, guidata dal generale Von Benedek. Nel Museo, composto da tre ampie sale, sono esposti cimeli, armi e divise relative alla battaglia e al Risorgimento in generale. Dalla terrazza della Torre, che si raggiunge mediante una rampa di oltre 400 mt., è visibile la sponda sud del Lago di Garda. Nelle immediate vicinanze è possibile ammirare le cascine coinvolte nella battaglia, mentre sullo sfondo si staglia il profilo delle Prealpi e del Monte Baldo. All’interno della Torre sono presenti affreschi che rievocano le tappe fondamentali del Risorgimento. All’interno della Cappella Ossario sono custoditi i resti di migliaia di combattenti dell’Armata Sarda e dell’Esercito Austriaco.
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John M
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
It was well worth the visit. The museum was very quiet but the staff were friendly and the exhibits were extraordinary. I particularly liked the large diorama. It is a must see site for anyone with an interest in modern Italian History.
Written September 27, 2022
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cher24
england326 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
we visited here late in the afternoon and there were only 2 other people there. we got there at 5.30pm and it closes at 7pm. we thought the tower was stunning, we climbed to the top....no stairs just a floor round the inside.....wide enough for wheelchairs!! from the top the views were fantastic. then the museum is on site so we visited there and inside has all kinds of things like uniforms and weapons. then we visited the ossuay chapel, thought this would be a bit spooky but actually was okay consider there are the remains of 7000 soldiers. the wall at the back is covered in real skulls and femurs.....bit odd to see but okay. ive never seen anything like it but still glad I visited the place. well worth a visit.
Written May 10, 2014
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AmblingRambler61
South Wales34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Here's how to get there by public transport. Take the No.1 local bus from either the railway station or Via Marconi in Desenzano. The service terminates in San Martino village and the journey takes about 20 minutes. From where the bus drops you off it's a walk of less than a mile, approximately 1.5kms. We're fairly fit but in our early 70's, it took us under 30 mins, less returning.
You can see the tower in the distance, walk up 50m to the main road and turn right. The next 300m or so is frankly not very pleasant walking right next to a busy road, but once you've crossed over the motorway bridge turn down sharply to your right onto a very quiet minor road. From then on it's a lovely walk flanked by vineyards, gently uphill towards the end. There's a very nice cafe/bar on the site. Well worth the effort!
Written September 17, 2017
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Stefan L
Amsterdam, The Netherlands226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Couples
The Torre commemorates the Battle of San Martino and Solferino (1859), which led, among other things, to the founding of the Red Cross by Henri Dunant. It offers a rich choice of military history, visible while climbing the tower, and one is rewarded with a stunning 360-degree view of the area upon reaching the top.
Don't forget to visit the Ossuarium at the bottom of the road; the final resting place of the fallen, where "enemies rest as brothers".
Written July 18, 2017
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miertsch
Amarillo, TX64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
The tower is situated with a commanding view of Lake Garda and is rich with history. Recommend that you read the history and understand that this is a battle monument where thousands of men lost their lives. Additionally, recommend that you visit the chapel below the monument. The chapel contains the remains of several thousand soldiers from the battle. Might not be appropriate for some children. Definitely recommend for those who enjoy history and an amazing view...
Written December 31, 2013
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Peternorthumberland
northumberland34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Solo
The tower has rooms on the way up to tell you of Italy's 3 wars of independence that led to the modern country of Italy. Great views from the top especially across the plain where battles were fought in 1859 (There's now a golf course over some of it!). Museum in the same grounds with a wide range of items from the battles, a film and personal items from the soldiers. Both these are in the same grounds and only 5 euro to enter. Open everyday except monday I think - need to check. Across the road is an ossuario chapel containing bones of some of the 40.000 soldiers killed. A very moving experience. Free to enter.
Written July 24, 2013
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RollOnNextHoliday
Surrey32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
We borrowed our hotel's bikes and followed the manager's suggestion to visit the tower and museum . This was one of our bargains of our holiday with the entry price only 5 or 6 euros .
The top of the tower is reached by a ramp rather than steps and on each level there were military exhibits.
The view from the top is amazing ,being able to see for miles.
There is also a museum at the back but sadly we were short of time and had only a brief look around.
Afterwards we visited the restaurant opposite for a glass of the local (very good) wine.
If you have any interest in military history or want a visit to a beautiful area of countryside you should visit this attraction.
Written May 16, 2018
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Brian D
Ingatestone, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
The Tower commemorates a war that basically was the beginning of modern Italy.
Adjacent to the tower is a Museum building containing many exhibits from the war with some (particularly weapons) in amazing condition - well worth a visit in its own right.

The tower is something else....a climb to the top is not via a traditional spiral staircase but via ramps that connect various areas with paintings depicted the various battle actions.

One can go out onto the roof where there is a light beacon and fantastic views of the surrounding countryside.... the battle area is set out below you (now farmed) with lower Lake Garda in the distance with the peninsular and Sirmione clearly seen.
The climb is not for the unfit....but worth it when you get to the top!
Written July 19, 2016
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O-Trapshooter
Luxembourg92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Friends
if you visit the tower ,you must stop at the restaurant alla Torre and try their Fiorentina .
absolutely stunnishing vieuw during a clear day.
a must
Written March 4, 2016
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Peter V
Mannheim, Germany133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
This was a very nice visit, to the tower, wow what a view. The way up into the tower is very easy, no stairs to walk, just a slow inclining walkway with beautiful murals. The Museum is definitely worth a visit.
Written October 18, 2015
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