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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, a mesmerizing visual experience that unveils the hidden treasures of Peschiera del Garda: – Peschiera del Garda is a lovely town on the southern shore of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake. It is a place where history, nature, and culture blend together to create a memorable experience for visitors. It has a rich and turbulent past, dating back to Roman times when it was called Arilica. It was a strategic point for trade and defense, as it controlled the outlet of the Mincio river from the lake. The town was fortified by the Venetians in the 15th century, and became part of the Quadrilatero, a system of four strongholds that resisted the Austrian domination. The fortress and the external fortifications are now a UNESCO World Heritage Site and can be admired from the bridges and canals that cross the town. Peschiera del Garda is also a lively and modern destination, offering a variety of attractions and activities for all ages and tastes. You can enjoy the beauty of the lake and the river by taking a boat tour or relaxing on the beaches. You can explore the surrounding countryside by cycling along the scenic paths that connect Peschiera to other charming villages, such as Valeggio sul Mincio and Borghetto. You can have fun at the numerous amusement parks that are nearby, such as Movieland Park and Gardaland. You can also savor the local cuisine, which includes specialties such as tortellini, risotto, and lake fish. Peschiera del Garda is a town that will surprise you with its diversity and charm. It is a perfect destination for a holiday that combines culture, nature, and entertainment. Come and discover it for yourself.

Lungolago is a path along the side of the lake from the outskirts of the town to Lungolago Mazzini. (Photos 1-2) – Lungolago Mazzini is a street in Peschiera del Garda which runs from Via Puccini to Piazza Maestro Luigi Battistoni. (Photo 3) Piazza Maestro Giulio Battistoni is a square in Peschiera del Garda. The square is named after Giulio Battistoni, a local musician and composer who lived from 1893 to 1977. He was the director of the town’s band and choir, and wrote many songs and marches inspired by the lake and its surroundings. The square is located in the historical centre of Peschiera del Garda, near the Porta Brescia, one of the four gates of the town’s fortifications. The square is also close to the Ponte Salvo d’Acquisto, a bridge that crosses the Mincio river and connects Peschiera del Garda with the nearby village of San Benedetto. The bridge is named after Salvo d’Acquisto, a carabiniere who sacrificed his life to save 22 civilians from Nazi execution in 1943. The square is a popular meeting point for locals and tourists, as it offers a view of the lake and the mountains. It is also surrounded by cafes, restaurants, shops, and hotels. The square hosts various events throughout the year, such as concerts, festivals, and markets. One of the most famous events is the Festa del Pesce, a fish festival that takes place every year in June and celebrates the town’s fishing tradition. (Photos 4-5-6) – Viale Cordigero is a street in Peschiera del Garda which runs from Piazza Maestro Giulio Battistoni to Via Venezia. (Photos 7-8) – Parco Catullo is a small and beautiful park in Peschiera del Garda. The park is named after Catullus, a famous Roman poet who was born in the nearby town of Sirmione. The park is well-kept and hosts various events throughout the year, such as concerts, festivals, and markets. One of the most famous events is the Festa del Pesce, a fish festival that takes place every year in June and celebrates the town’s fishing tradition. (Photos 10-11-12) – Via Venezia is a street in Peschiera del Garda which runs from Viale Cordigero to Via Monte Baldo. (Photos 13-14) – Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia is a square in Peschiera del Garda. The square is named after Ferdinando di Savoia, the Duke of Genoa and a member of the Italian royal family who lived from 1822 to 1855. He was the father of Margherita of Savoy, the first queen of Italy. The square is in the historical centre of Peschiera del Garda, near the Porta Verona, one of the four gates of the town’s fortifications. The square is also close to the Rocca di Peschiera, a fortress that dates to the Roman times and was later used by the Venetians, the Austrians, and the Italians. The fortress is now a museum and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The square is a lively and charming place, with cafes, restaurants, shops, and hotels. The square hosts various events throughout the year, such as concerts, festivals, and markets, The squre is also home to Parrocchia di San Martino Vescovo which is dedicated to Saint Martin of Tours, a fourth-century bishop and saint. The church is one of the oldest in the diocese of Verona, dating back to the ninth century or earlier. According to tradition, it was built on the site of a pagan temple, possibly dedicated to Jupiter. The church was rebuilt in the 19th century, after being used as a military hospital and warehouse by the French during the Napoleonic occupation. The new church has a neoclassical facade facing the Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia, named after a member of the Italian royal family. The church has a rich artistic heritage, including frescoes by Severino Saoncella, a local painter, and a relic of Blessed Andrea da Peschiera, a 15th-century Franciscan friar who was born in the town. (Photos 15-16-17-18-19) – Via Bergamini is a street in Peschiera del Garda which runs from Via XXX Maggio to Via Ottellio. (Photo 20)

Piazza S. Marco is a charming small square in the historic centre of Peschiera del Garda. The square is also home to several shops, cafes, and restaurants. (Photos 21-22-23) – Piazza Benacense is a small square which can be found along Viale Cordigero (Photo 24) – Piazza della Serenissima can be found along Viale Cordigero (Photo 25) – Piazzale Cesare Betteloni is a square in Peschiera del Garda. It is named after Cesare Betteloni, a general who fought in the Italian wars of independence. The square is located near the port and the historic centre of Peschiera, which is surrounded by a pentagonal fortress built by the Venetians in the 16th century. The fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the other Venetian defensive works in the region. The square is also close to the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Frassino, a religious site that dates to the 16th century and hosts a painting of the Virgin Mary that is said to have miraculous powers. The square is a popular spot for tourists and locals, as it offers a variety of services and attractions, such as banks, restaurants, shops, and a bus stop. From the square, one can easily access the lake and enjoy its beauty and activities, such as swimming, boating, fishing, or sunbathing. The square is also a good starting point for exploring the surrounding area, which is rich in vineyards, farms, and natural parks. Piazzale Cesare Betteloni is a place where history, culture, nature, and leisure meet, and where one can experience the charm and hospitality of Peschiera del Garda. (Photos 26-27) – Parco pubblico Bastione Tognon is a public park in Peschiera del Garda, Italy, that is located on the Bastione Tognon, one of the five bastions of the Venetian fortress that surrounds the town. The park offers a panoramic view of the lake and the canal, as well as a playground for children and a refreshment area. The Bastione Tognon was built in 1552 and named after Cesare Betteloni, a general who fought in the Italian wars of independence. It still preserves the visible remains of St. Mark’s Lion, the symbol of Venice, partially destroyed by Napoleon. The bastion was also used by the Austrian Army as a telegraph station. The park is a place where visitors can enjoy the history, nature, and beauty of Peschiera del Garda. (Photos 28-29-30-31-32)

Peschiera del Garda Cuisine: – Peschiera del Garda is a town that offers a variety of special food, influenced by its location on the lake and its history as a Venetian fortress. Some of the typical dishes of Peschiera del Garda are: – Risotto al pesce persico: A creamy rice dish cooked with perch, a freshwater fish that is abundant in Lake Garda. The perch is usually fried or grilled and served on top of the risotto, seasoned with butter, parsley, and lemon. – Bigoli con le sarde: A type of thick, whole-wheat spaghetti, typical of the Veneto region, served with a sauce made of sardines, onions, raisins, pine nuts, and white wine. Sardines are another fish that is common in Lake Garda, especially in spring and autumn. – Tortellini di Valeggio: A kind of stuffed pasta, like ravioli, that originates from the nearby town of Valeggio sul Mincio. The tortellini are filled with meat, cheese, and herbs, and cooked in broth or butter and sage. They are also known as “nodi d’amore” (knots of love) because legend has it that they were created by a fairy and a knight who fell in love on the banks of the Mincio river. – Torta di mele: A simple but delicious apple cake, made with eggs, flour, sugar, butter, milk, and apples. The cake is moist and fluffy, and the apples are sliced and arranged on top, creating a golden crust. The cake is often sprinkled with powdered sugar or served with whipped cream.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk – Lungolago to Parco pubblico “Bastione Tognon”
Approximately km 3.93 – 2.44 miles

The walk starts at Lungolago – Lungolago Mazzini – Piazza Maestro Giulio Battistoni – Viale Cordigero – Parco Catullo – Via Venezia – Walk back along Via Venezia to Piazza Ferdinando di Savoia – Parrocchia di San Martino Vescovo – Via XXX Maggio – Via Bergamini – Via Rocca – Piazza S. Marco – Via Dante – Piazza Benacense – Viale Cordigero – Walk back along Viale Cordigero to Piazzale Cesare Betteloni – Parco pubblico “Bastione Tognon”