This 1000-year old structure offers one of the most stunning views of Lake Garda. Learn about Desenzano Castle, a medieval gem steps from the town centre.
Built in the 10th century in a position dominating the town, the castle of Desenzano today hosts exhibitions and events.
What remains of the old structure has been restored over the years and made accessible to the public. As you enter, you can experience walking on the patrol path, go down the spiral stair to admire the old cannon openings and finally access the central tower to reach the panoramic observation point, from which you will enjoy a stunning view of Lake Garda. Every year, thousands on Instagrammers post their pictures from here.
Of equal interest are the temporary exhibitions organised from time to time in the courtyard or in the exhibit rooms, and summer performances. In the summer, the castle also hosts the outdoor cinema series.
Open: from June to mid-November every day except Mondays. In the winter, open on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays
For updated hours, visit the section “Orari” on the website of the Municipality of Desenzano del Garda.
Ticket: full price € 3, reduced price € 1. Combined ticket Castle / Civic Archaeological Museum: full price € 5, reduced price € 2.