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Rocca Viscontea and Casa del Podestà


Viale Rocca 2 - Lonato del Garda

In a panoramic location, Rocca ((11th century) is one of the widest military fortification in Lombardy from which you can enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Garda. The large structure also contains “Casa del Podestà”, restored and improved at the beginning of the 20th century to become a House-Museum. The Civic Ornithological Museum housed inside the castle covers the entire Italian ornithological landscape.    

The house – museum and the Civic Ornithological Museum

Casa del Podestà, Lonato del Garda

The house-museum of Senator Ugo Da Como (1869-1941) is at the foot of the castle. The guided tour touches twenty richly furnished rooms and the outstanding library with over 50,000 ancient books and illuminated manuscripts. The beauty of the town of Lonato, which has retained the aspect it had under the Venetian domination, justifies making this a full-day trip. Visit the Foundation, eat in the area, and stroll around the historic centre to discover Venetian works of art in the churches and along the ancient roads.  

Hours and tickets

Paid entrance. Partially accessible.

Rocca (Castle)

Mon-Sun 10:00am-6:30pm (1 May -30 September)
Sat-Sun 10:00am-12:00pm/2:30pm to dusk (1 Oct-30 April)

Tickets: € 5.00 (full price), € 4.00 (over 65), € 3.00 (under 14)

(Closed on 25 December and 1 January)


Mon-Sun: 10:00am-12:00pm / 2:30pm-6:30pm 

Tickets: € 8.00 (full price), € 6.00 (over 65), € 4.00 (under 14)

(Closed on 25 December and 1 January)

Podestà House-Museum + Castle € 10.00 (full price), € 7.00 (over 65), € 6.00 (under 14), € 8.00 (groups and members)


On Schedule