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“Gardone Riviera Villa Vittoriale Home of Gabriele d'Annunzio”

Il Vittoriale degli Italiani
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Reviewed September 7, 2014

I recently spent a wonderful afternoon exploring the home of the famous Italian poet Gabriele d'Annunzio in Gardone Riviera. Touring the villa is fascinating experience, as it is chock full of artifacts that belonged to the poet and reveals his eccentric life style. The estate consists of d'Annunzio's residence called the Prioria, an amphitheater, the full size ship prow of the Puglia which is set into the gardens, a boathouse containing the vessel that D'Annunzio used in WWI and the circular mausoleum. From the top of the mausoleum you can enjoy a spectacular view of Lago di Garda. It is a great excursion also for young children.

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Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a good place to go for a few hours to see how a rich person lived next to Lake Garda. The gardens are great for kids with fountains and a huge boat to jump around on and pretend its your own private play ship. The house is definitely weird full of strange objects .

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Reviewed August 16, 2014

Well worth the money to get in. Guided tour of house included.Beautiful surroundings, and you can get a little road train straight to there for 6 euro return.

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

It' s very wonderful museum. It a good idea for all tourists in italy with a family or with a girl-friend

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Reviewed August 11, 2014

Hard to describe the interior all I can say is go and have a look. Our visit was made even more atmospheric by the thunderstorm that caused the windows to blow open. As other reviewers have said a bit of background reading on Gabrielle D Annuzzio is probably a good idea. The guided tour is not brilliant as it comprises of a member of staff playing a recorded commentary so no chance to ask questions, and feels quite rushed. Gardens are interesting too. Food is limited to an outdoor cafe, snacks rather than full meal, but there are a number of restaurants outside.

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