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Points of interest on Lake Garda.

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THE GORGE ROAD

A real gem, nestled in the depths of the mountain, along the rift carved by the river Brasa. From the lake, seeing the houses of Pieve lined up on the edge of the plateau, about three hundred and fifty metres above the water, you might think that no...

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BOTANICAL GARDEN A. HELLER

In 1901 Professor Arturo Hruska, a dentist and well-known naturalist, arrived in Gardone and immediately noticed the special climate of the area. Between 1910 and 1971 he planted a botanical garden that extended for a little more than 1.5 hectares....

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PIAZZA CARDUCCI

Piazza Carducci, the village’s living room, was formerly a port called Gazzara. Here, distinguished travellers arrived by steamer from Desenzano, attracted by the fame of Sirmione, on the wings of the verses of Catullus, which soon spread beyond...

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CAPITOLIUM

It was erected by Vespasiano in 73 A.D., as evidenced by the inscription on the pediment. The area was occupied on three sides by a terrace with at the centre the temple and two wings on either side of the portico to the Forum. The staircase leading...

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PALAZZO LOGGIA

Its construction was begun in 1492 and continued until 1570, with the supervision of a number of architects, such as Palladio and Sansovino. Palazzo Loggia has a large portico with vaulted ceilings, accessed on three sides; enhancing the building is...

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PIAZZA DEL FORO

It was the religious and civilian centre of Brescia in Roman times. In the northern part of the square, in a prominent position, stood the Capitolium, with two rows of lateral porticoes, while the Basilica, which still remains in nearby Labus...

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