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 Nonii Arrii’s Roman Villa was one of the most important residential buildings of the Roman age that can be found on Lake Garda. This building rose near the lake shore and its main façade overlooked the lake. Probably, this villa belonged to...continue
The term “Grottos of Catullus” identifies a Roman villa built at the end of the first century B.C. and the first century A.D. The name “Grottos” dates back to 1400, when the ruins were visited by the first chroniclers and travellers, to whom...continue
On the south of Lonato, along the Castiglione road, lies the site of Fornace dei Gorghi, where six Roman kilns have recently been discovered. One of these, with a circular layout, restored and brought to a museum is made up of a combustion chamber...continue
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