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Desenzano del Garda is a resort town on the southern shore of Lake Garda, with narrow winding streets climbing the hillside towards the medieval castle. There is a pebble beach a short walk from the center for swimmers and sunbathers. The town also features the remains of a Roman villa and an interesting museum devoted to archaeological findings. Desenzano del Garda is a relaxed place to stay, and attracts a fashionable urban crowd at weekends, filling the bars and restaurants around the harbor. Use the expertise of online accommodation specialist Hotels.com to find Desenzano del Garda hotels to suit all preferences and budget considerations. Booking Desenzano del Garda accommodation in advance with Hotels.com ensures a relaxed stay on Lake Garda.
What's Desenzano del Garda Like?
The attractive promenade and elegant marina offer an enticing introduction to visitors arriving by ferry. The streets closest to the waterfront are elegant avenues lined with smart stores and chic cafes. Narrow sloping streets lead up through the old quarter along the Via Castello towards the castle. The fortress stages exhibitions and concerts in the summer months and offers outstanding views over the lake. The sightseeing highlight in Desenzano del Garda is the 1st century AD Roman villa featuring the ruins of a substantial ancient house with mosaics depicting hunting and fishing scenes. More antiquities can be viewed in the town's archaeological museum. In the old town, the 16th-century cathedral features some notable Renaissance paintings by Tiepolo, Celesti and Moretto. Desenzano del Garda hotels offer an ideal base for exploring the southern area of Lake Garda, with convenient rail connections to Verona, Venice and Turin.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Desenzano del Garda
Desenzano del Garda is a working town as much as a resort and English is not necessarily understood everywhere. Prepare some handy Italian phrases for use at the railway station, cafes and restaurants. Sightseers should note that the town also follows the common Italian habit of closing museums and attractions on Mondays. There is a useful transport network around Desenzano del Garda. Inexpensive local buses connect the station with the waterfront and most of the sights, ferry services link the town to the resorts on the southern end of the lake, and the railway connects Desenzano del Garda with the major towns in northern Italy. Use the Hotels.com site to get detailed information about Desenzano del Garda hotels. Our site features certified reviews from previous guests, multiple photos and sample room descriptions to give a clear picture of the amenities available in Desenzano del Garda accommodation.