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Points of interest on Lake Garda.

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The villas and palaces of the Brescia shore of Lake Garda are real architectural and artistic gems whose beauty and splendour are still intact. These elegant but not excessive villas and palaces are often enriched with magnificent gardens giving off delicate fragrances and offer picturesque and charming views. The Vittoriale, Palazzo Feltrinelli and all the other buildings of the area comprised between Desenzano and Limone are the tangible evidence of the historical, artistic and cultural events that occurred in the area where they were built, but not only. That is why a visit to the lake villas and palaces is not to be missed: here visitors can get a sense of the historical happenings witnessed by these rooms, enjoy the breathtaking panorama as well as observe and admire the different trends and styles that characterise Italy’s varied and vibrant architectural and artistic heritage.


FELTRINELLI PALACE

Designed by architect Solmi, the Villa was the official residence of Benito Mussolini between October 1943 and April 1945. He had established his private residence at Villa Feltrinelli, situated at the centre of the large garden on the lake shore...

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PALAZZO OF THE MAGNIFICA PATRIA AND PALAZZO OF THE PODESTÀ

Both buildings, which sit on the lake front between via Conforti and Piazza della Vittoria, are municipal offices today. The first dates back to 1524; the second was reconstructed in 1905 after the 1901 earthquake which caused considerable damage....

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VILLA BARBIERI

Villa Barbieri, now the town hall of Padenghe, is a magnificent building built in the eighteenth-century style, although some claim it to be older. From an architectural point of view the building is equipped with polygonal shape and has a ground...

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PALAZZO BETTONI

Designed by architect Adriano Cristofori (18th century), it is the finest villa on Lake Garda. The balustrade above its wide stairways is adorned with stone statues of mythological figures. The villa contains priceless works of art: paintings by...

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VILLA ALBA

The villa was designed by German architect Schaefer at the beginning of the 20th century to resemble the monuments of the Acropolis in Athens. The neoclassical villa owned by the Langensiepen family has a grand façade with columns, a loggia...

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PALAZZO TERZI-MARTINENGO

Situated in the village of Barbarano Terzi-Martinengo Palace was built in 1566 by order of the Marquis Sforza Pallavicino, leading exponent of the Republic of Venice. The building, with its severe and strict forms, also featuring a watchtower,...

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