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Well worth visiting and seeing by night

We were staying at the Relais Mondotella (5* review) nearby and eating dinner on their lovely... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
linskitours
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
Impressive

After visiting Solferino, it is good to see the second place in this battlefield. The tower is... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tramx
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Holland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Relais Mondotella (5* review) nearby and eating dinner on their lovely terrace saw what looked like a lighthouse at the bottom of Lake Garda. The charming waiter told us to look very carefully and behold the lights were red, white...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting Solferino, it is good to see the second place in this battlefield. The tower is impressive and we were lucky that we visited San Martino on the 'birthday' of the battle. They played the battle in historic costumes with real canonsound.

1  Thank Tramx
Reviewed May 16, 2018

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...More

1  Thank RollOnNextHoliday
Reviewed September 17, 2017

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...More

1  Thank AmblingRambler61
Reviewed July 18, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Would love to visit this Tower, unfortunately it appears it is only accessible by car or by taxi which could be prohibitive x

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Reviewed June 5, 2017

We were staying quite close to the tower, so we decided to take a look. I knew that was a history museum on site, but I didn't realise that there would be exhibitions all the way up the tower itself. I'm a volunteer at a...More

Thank Pip T
Reviewed May 1, 2017

This tower has been beautifully restored a few years ago, and is adorned inside with floor-to-ceiling affreschi depicting events of Italian history from the 19th century. It has exhibitions about Italy during the Risorgimento, and plaques explaining events and lives of famous people, army officials...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

The place is full of history with a video projection of a story of a battle. You can visit a tower and a museum with all the found things after the battle. The tower's walls are full of pictures if battles and from the top...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2016

Place with a lot of history as background, nice the climb up to the tower and at the end a great views of all Garda !!! If the weather is good is fantastic and worth to go up at the top.

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