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TODESCHINI PALACE

The small port (called "Old Port"), which is spoken of already in 1274, was expanded at the time of the Venetian Republic to serve the burgeoning market of grains. On the ancient dock, you can see the arcades of the Todeschini palace, a building...

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ROMAN VILLA

The Roman villa of Desenzano, discovered in 1921, is the most important example in Northern Italy of the great late antiquity Villas. Built at the end of the first century BC, it had several phases until the first half of the fourth century AD. The...

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CATHEDRAL OF SANTA MARIA MADDALENA

The Cathedral of Desenzano, dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, was built on the ruins of an ancient church between 1586 and 1611 by the architect Giulio Todeschini. The facade has baroque decorative elements, while the interior, a basilica with three...

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RAMBOTTI ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The archaeological museum houses an almost complete plough from the early Bronze Age (2000 BC), considered the oldest specimen of its kind in the world. It also collects artefacts found along the southern shores of the Benaco from the Palaeolithic...

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PIAZZA MALVEZZI AND THE MONUMENTS OF THE CENTRE

The historical centre has its origins in the 16th Century with the interventions of Todeschini, the architect from Brescia. At the centre of the arcades is the palace of the Venetian superintendent, an unfinished work of Todeschini, while in the...

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THE PARK OF THE RISORGIMENTO (REVIVAL): THE TOWER AND THE OSSUARY OF SAN MARTINO

The monumental complex commemorates the battle fought here on 24 June 1859 between the Austrian army and the Franco-Piedmontese. At the entrance of the tower, 64 metres high, the visitor is greeted by the statues of the protagonists of the...

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