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Castles around Lake Garda

There are many castles and manors around Lake Garda. They rise elegantly on steep rocky outcrops or border with their fortified walls on the shore of the lake.

Even in Roman antiquity, many powers were interested in the area. Through the ages, Romans, Teutons and various noble families demonstrated their supremacy and their wealth here.

Again and again, the population had to protect themselves with powerful fortifications from intruders who had targeted the strategic location of the Mediterranean lake. Many villages, castles and palaces around Lake Garda were hotly contested in their history and changed hands several times.

The traces of the turbulent past are still visible around Lake Garda today. Many palaces, castles and stately homes testify to the former importance of the lake and its surroundings and are among the main attractions of the region.

Museums and exhibitions are in some well-preserved manors and castles, telling visitors about the turbulent history of Lake Garda. Others only rise as picturesque ruins over the villages that once protected them, giving them their characteristic appearance.

The numerous castles, ruins and residences firmly link Lake Garda and its history. They contribute to the unmistakable charm of the area and are witness to the exciting history, brutal battles and the vast wealth of the region.

Updated: 12/03/2024

Belfiore Park Hotel  |  in Brenzone
Directly at the lake with private shore