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Castello di Desenzano

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The Castle of Desenzano was first built before the year 1000 on the perimeter of an ancient Roman "castrum". It was built as a defensive enclosure to protect the inhabitants of the suburb and to give them shelter from frequent raids of bandits and...more
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Via Castello, 25015, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Came here after a beautiful early morning visit to Sirmione (ruins and castle) and a visit to the Roman Villa in Desenzano in the afternoon. Entrance is 3 euros or free with my Abbonamento Musei Lombardia card (great for exploring), The steep climb up was...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Nice little castle to use for meetings. Lovely interior. The best part however, is the view. It is stunning!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mette L
Reviewed October 1, 2018

No shortage of castles around Lake Garda - nothing much to see inside but does give a good view over the town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank NormanM007
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

It’s a steep climb and the views are great. Worth going to see if your nearby and having a well deserved drink as you walk back down into the town.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Saltdea
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Views are good but so is the view from almost everywhere around. The interior of the castle was a bit of a disappointment. Yes a historical building but really not worth going out of your way to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank graham c
Reviewed August 16, 2018

There is a great view from the castle but to be honest you can get pretty much the same view from outside. Was a bit underwhelmed by the interior of the castle- was in and out in 5 minutes

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Victor S
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

Combine a visit here with the Roman villa & archaeological museum, all within a few minutes walk of each other. Of limited interest on its own. Bare rooms. The tower provides decent views of Desenzano, but be warned! Insufferable on a hot day as the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Good value for money.Takes less than an hour to look around.Provides some good views of the town from the tower

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 61ThomasP64
Reviewed June 26, 2018

There's not a lot to see or say really except a fabulous view. I suppose it is worth the climb for this alone and there are many bars and restaurants on the way down into town. This is worth half hour or less – no...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TJA950
Reviewed June 24, 2018

As others have said, the castle itself is not extensive, the views are superb across the town of Desenzano and the lake beyond. When we were there, a wine festival (local wines only) was on - brilliant. This suggests there are events on throughout the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Matthew W
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