On the southern shores of Lake Garda, Desenzano is an enchanting town and pleasant seaside resort.
An excellent starting point for trips and excursions, Desenzano has an artistic, historical and archaeological heritage that has its roots in Roman times. In the Middle Ages it was the subject of bitter struggles between Brescia and Verona, in the fifteenth century it then came under the rule of Venice, becoming in the modern era a thriving commercial center.
The heart of the city rises around Piazza Malvezzi and Porto Vecchio, embellished by the sixteenth-century buildings of the Brescia architect Giulio Todeschini.
Do not miss the archaeological area, which houses the remains of a grandiose Roman villa from the 4th century. A.D. with splendid polychrome mosaic floors, the Archaeological Museum, with one of the oldest plows in the world, the panoramic tower of S. Martino della Battaglia.
In recent decades Desenzano has also become the most renowned Garda resort for its vitality and the offer of entertainment, especially at night, thanks to a large and varied presence of restaurants, bars, disco bars and discos.