This itinerary - conceived specifically for those who love the ancient times and their treasures - touches important archaeological sites and interesting prehistoric and early-medieval finds. From the Bronze Age to the Longobards, without forgetting the Augustan and late imperial period of the Roman civilisation, Lake Garda is a melting pot of important archaeological and artistic finds that should be enhanced, visited and admired. An example is the Roman villa of Desenzano, which deserves the epithet of “Garda’s archaeological pearl”, not to mention the splendid and charming domus of Sirmione and Toscolano Maderno and the Natural and Archaeological Park of Manerba with a wide selection of finds. Visitors can only let them be enchanted by these places with a rich historical heritage which were treasured by the Latins and praised in so many poems over the centuries.
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...continue