Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II is a wide square with interesting Art Nouveau palaces. In the middle of the square you can see the nice white facade of the Chiesa della Visitazione (Church of the Visitazione) built in 1712 by the architect Antonio Spiazzi.
Piazza Zanelli (Zanelli Square) is located close to the Porta dell'Orologio. It has got nice palaces and on the right you can see the church of San Giovanni Battista (st.John the Baptist) which was built in the 12th century and restored in 1727.
Lungolago Zanardelli is the promenade of the town. Along its side you can find interesting Art Nouveau palace built after the heartquake of 1911. One the best is the one above Gelateria del Golfo: as you can see by the photos it has got the facade and the windows show beautiful decorations of flowers and garlands.
The huge and very well preserved medieval castle of Padenghe sul Garda is situated on the top of the hill which dominates the place. It was the stronghold of the Ghibellins, who constantly contended against the Guelphs. In 1330 it came under the rule of mighty Scaligeri family from Verona, and in the mid-15th century under the Venetian Republic.
The Rocca of Manerba sul Garda lost its strategic function with the Riviera came under the Venetian Republic in the 15th century.
This picture shows the internal part of the stronghold which is nowadays turned into the residential area. Must be very interesting living inside the fortress, surrounded with the high defensive walls.
The Rocca, defensive stronghold, stands on the top of the hill above the city of Manerba sul Garda and offers an magnificent view to the place and its surroundings.
Historical events record it as constantly contended between Guelphs and Ghibellins (Brescians and Veronese).
Via Buttarini is the commercial street of the town. There you can find many shops but also some nice Art Nouvea palaces.