If you get the opportunity, definitely book the day trips.
There isn't alot to do in Desenzano. So the day trips were a relief. Verona, Venice are a must see and also get the boats to the lakes neighbouring towns where more restaurants and shops are to be found!
The Lighthouse, which stands at the end of the break-water, closing the harbour of Desenzano, is the real emblem of the town. Its huge body is made of stone, enabling it to withstand even during the worst possible weather conditions which might occur here in the winters.
When strolling around, somwhere above the parish church, you may come across to this unique passageway built of the red brick. It looks very old, probably dating from the medieval times of Desenzano. The tinny shrine is situated at its beginning, obviously worshiped by the locals.
The main lakeside resort of Desenzano is in a walking distance from the center of the town. It is of pebbls, although it looks like a sand from the distance. There is a nice restaurant here, not too much expensive, enabling you to spend whole day on the beach enjoying in swimming and sunning.
The lakeshore along Desenzano is completely embanked and turned into the attractive promenade, all the way from Rivoltela to the most northern end of the town. It is nice combination of cute little parks and city beach resorts, over five kilometres long. The Palm trees all around create almost mediterranean atmosphere of the place.
From Desenzano a regular ferry service will take you up and down the lake.
We chose to visit Gardione.It was only about 1/2 by boat. A small town but with cafes etc along the waterfront, its lovely just to relax in the sun with a coffee. Just a short walk away is the Botanical Gardens. worth a visit.
Across the lake is Sirmione. A very pituresque village. you can walk round the village, nice shops, cafes, etc. Take the electric train up to the ruins at the top of the hill and enjoy spectacular views around the lake.The ferry across cost us 16 euros for 3 adults.
We enjoyed lunch down at the beach cafe.
Italia is an catholic country and it sure shows when you enter a church.
The decorations are just incredible, your wondering eye keeps discovering new beautiful fresco's, statues or other catholic artifacts.
This very interesting monument is situated on the square in the heart of the town.
Couldn't get any information about, so plz help me to know the meaning of it.