Peschiera del Garda Things to Do

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    Riva Del Garda

    by alectrevor Written Oct 2, 2010
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    Riva is a lovely little town at the northern end of lake garda, the bus goes down the east side of the lake to Peschiera. There are boat trips to allover the lakeside. Riva is in the mountains lovely views.

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    Bus Trip.to Riva.

    by alectrevor Written Oct 2, 2010

    There are several places around the lake to go and see. I took the service bus to Riva Del Garda on the east side of the lake, passing through Garda, Malcesine and Torbole. The journey time should have been a hour and half but took two hours because of traffic and the large amount of people to pick up ( packed like sardines) and this was mid September. Paid the driver the fare of 5.80 euro, return bought ticket at Riva bus station fare 5 euro. The bus station is a little way out of town centre.

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    Exploring the town

    by jamiema Written Feb 14, 2007

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    Peschiera is often simply used as a base for exploring the wider region of Lake Garda and Veneto, but there is in fact plenty to see in the town itself. I found that a short walk through Peschiera was enough to prove this. Start at the ancient gate over the river, next to the main roundabout. Go under the arches, inside which there is a little art gallery on the left, exhibiting intriguing modern art displays. Continue right, following the bend of the road, and cross to the pretty little park, following the path under the trees. At the other end there are views over the lake from the top of the town's old defences above the water. Continue left over the bridge. On your left, you may wish to look around the narrow streets and fantastic eateries of the old town, and on your right is the harbour with its boats to other lakeshore towns. At the fork, turn right, and follow the path along the shore. This is a beautiful vantage point on a clear day to admire the lake to the mountains beyond. A little further along under the trees by a small anchorage are some benches- take a seat and enjoy the view!

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    bridge

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 2, 2005

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    The bridge across the moat

    This bridge across the moat, which looks like the smaller version of Ponte Scaligero in Verona, obviously served for a quick movement of the troops from one side of the fortress to another. It is situated in the close vicinity of Porta Verona.

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    Porta Verona

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 2, 2005

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    Porta Verona

    Massive interiors of Porta Verona, designed by Sanmicheli who was the pupil of Palladio. It is almost twenty meters long and about 10 meters high.
    The entrances, however, wasn't been anticipated for such a big traffic as it is today. Since Porta is part of the main local road, to enter and exit from the town, here on this picture you can see the reason for traffic jams in the high season.

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    Fortezza

    by croisbeauty Updated May 30, 2005

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    Fortress of Peschiera

    Nowadays the times for armies is gone and the bastions and lanes of the old core of the town are lined with other subject-matters, such as shops, restaurants and leisure time facilities. There are plenty of modern hotels inside the walls too.
    In August, Peschiera hosts the "Palio delle Mura", competed on boats in the ,oat along the town walls.

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    Roman escavations

    by croisbeauty Updated May 30, 2005

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    Roman escavations

    Do not miss this remains from the Roman period of the town. The site is situated right next to the church of San Martino. If I remember well, the site represents a part of earliest houses built here and remains of an pre-christian sacral object.

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    Porta Verona

    by croisbeauty Updated May 30, 2005

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    Porta Verona

    The monumental Porta Verona, by its appearance, irresistible reminds on Porta Nuova or Porta Palio in Verona. Yes, it was designed by the famous architect Sanmicheli, as well as those two in Verona.
    Porta Verona is one of the two entrances into the old core of the city, the other one is Porta Brescia.
    During the high season or weekends, its pretty narrow gateways caused traffic jams nowadays.

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    Chiesa di San Martino

    by croisbeauty Updated May 30, 2005

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    Chiesa di San Martino

    The church of San Martino is one of the oldest churches in the Verona diocese. It was first mentioned in the document from the 11th century. The church underwent extensive renovations in the 15th century. Afterwards, the church was completely demolished and rebuilt in 1822.

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    Fortezza

    by croisbeauty Updated May 29, 2005

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    Fortress of Peschiera

    After Scaligers era, Peschiera was later fortified by Venetian Republic, by Austria and finaly by Italy. Many great architects built the walls around the town, famous Sanmicheli designed a large part of it.
    That is the reason why different styles of building can be noticed when strolling around the fortification.

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    Fortezza

    by croisbeauty Updated May 29, 2005

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    Fortress of Peschiera

    Since Roman Empire, Peschiera had important strategic position in defence of the Lago di Garda area. At that time it was called Arilica and the first fortress was built then.
    In the medieval times, the whole territory around the lake belomged to the Scaligers of Verona who built the imposing complex of fortresses, and Peschiera was a part of it.

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    Almost Disneyland

    by Dee22 Written Dec 15, 2003

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    During my travels with my family when I was younger, I have had the pleassure of visiting some great amusement parks in Europe, like Disneyland in Paris (FRA), Liseberg in Gothenburg (SWE) and not at least Gardaland near Peschiera.
    This beautiful park is a lot of fun for the whole family, and nearly as good as Disneyland if not better in some ways. At least there is a better chance for great weather here.
    It offers a lot of amusements and activities of all sorts, as well as restaurants, and from the top of the high rollercosters, you'll have a beautiful view of the Garda Lake....not that I tried them myself though :0)

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    Trip to Verona

    by alectrevor Updated Oct 2, 2010
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    I took the train from Peschiera to Verona for the short journey, there are buses. The train and bus station in Verona is a ten minute walk to the city centre. Verona is a lovely City to walk round.

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    5 pointed Star.

    by alectrevor Written Oct 2, 2010
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    The old town centre lies in the middle of a large fortress in the shape of a 5 point star, surrounded by water.

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