The real Lake Garda is so much more than a renowned holiday destination with its brimming beaches and beloved amusement parks. The Lake area also offers many treasures to discover, whether they be in nature, or ancient, historic or cultural sites.

As you explore all facets of Lake Garda, you will fall in love with a place that offers much more than what is visible at first sight.

Let’s take our city Peschiera del Garda as an example. Families appreciate the location near Gardaland and other theme park attractions which are loved both by children and adults. However, did you know that Peschiera’s fortress is included in UNESCO‘s World Heritage Site list? Along the streets of the city centre there is a world worth visiting in all seasons, a cultural richness that over the centuries transformed this city into one of the most fascinating of the Lake’s south coast.

 

The Fortress of Peschiera del Garda

Whether you are heading towards Peschiera from the North or the South, it is impossible to overlook the Roman star-shaped fortress which surrounds the heart of Peschiera. It is an imposing military building formed by tall walls and five bastions built between 1551 and 1553. The chemin de ronde which connects the bastions Tognon and Feltrin is worth visiting to enjoy the view from a different perspective.

One of the most interesting and best-preserved parts of the fortress is Porta Brescia, the west gate, which is characterized by a simple and compact structure, surrounded by a moat. A foot bridge will take you to the gate and lead you to a wonderful panoramic point located between the water of the canal and the park situated within the Tognon bastion.

Peschiera del Garda

Voltoni Bridge

The sixteenth-century Voltoni Bridge with its wonderful terracotta arches and its structure made of bricks represents one of the most iconic images of Peschiera. This bridge is perfect for a relaxing walk and an ideal path towards the northern part of the city centre. It faces the middle canal where the colourful fishing boats are moored. From there you can also see a small island beyond which the lake waters flow into the River Mincio.

 

The Sanctuary of Madonna del Frassino

Peschiera del Garda also amazes for the artistic heritage within the monumental church where the small statue of Madonna del Frassino is worshipped. The statue appeared miraculously on 11th May 1510, between the branches of a tree, to a shepherd who had been bitten by a snake. The sanctuary is filled with masterpieces including 2 paintings by Paolo Farinati, 12 by Giovanni Andrea Bertanza, one by Zeno da Verona and four by Muttoni il Giovane. 

 

Thanks to its archaeological sites, Roman ruins and religious monuments, Peschiera represents a pearl worth visiting for a journey into the past. Taking a walk through the city center, among its restaurants and souvenir shops is the best way to discover the hidden and antique treasures which are part of the story of this wonderful lakeside town.

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Where we are

Need a "strategically located hotel"? That’s us! Enjoy is

3 minutes away from the motorway exit (1km)
5 minutes on foot from the railway station
10 minutes on foot from the historical centre of Peschiera and the shores of the lake
Few kilometres away from Garda’s main spas
2 km away from Gardaland and within walking distance of the free bus stop
Within walking distance from the Pederzoli nursing home

How to reach us

We feel it is important to give you all you need to live, know and understand our land, so you can feel at home, part of the family.

Peschiera is a great starting point to visit the three shores of Lake Garda (touching three regions: Veneto, where we are, Lombardy and Trentino), each with typical features, customs, traditional food and wines.

By Car

Enjoy Garda Hotel is situated only 1,5 kms away from the motorway A4 Milano-Venezio (exit Peschiera del Garda).

By Train

As it is set in a central location, we are only 100 meters far from the town train station Peschiera del Garda.

By Air

The closest airport is the Catullo (in Villafranca di Verona).

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