Peschiera del Garda Travel Guide

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    Hotel in the old core of Peschiera
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    The moat of the fortress
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Peschiera del Garda Highlights

  • Pro
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     Good connectivity to Verona,Brescia,Riva Del Garda,Sirmione 

  • Con
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     too busy, too touristy, a tad tacky 

  • In a nutshell
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     Sun & beautiful sightseeing 

Peschiera del Garda Things to Do

  • Riva Del Garda

    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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  • Trip to Verona

    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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  • Bus Trip.to Riva.

    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...

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  • 5 pointed Star.

    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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  • Exploring the town

    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...

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  • bridge

    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

    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...

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  • Fortezza

    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

    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

    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...

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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

    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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Peschiera del Garda Hotels

  • Olioso

    loc. Madonna del Frassino, Peschiera del Garda, 37019, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • The Ziba Hotel & Spa

    via Bell'Italia, 41, Peschiera del Garda, 37019, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Bella Italia

    Via Bella Italia 2/A, Peschiera del Garda, Lake Garda, 37019, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

Peschiera del Garda Restaurants

  • Wonderful location, excelent food!

    I have found this place on internet website, and i saw by the images this beautiful location, with green areas, sports plants and pools, outside of the crowded and tourist Lake Garda. i goes with my family in the external porch, elegant but cheap, and we eat meat and fish: all the dishes was very tasteful, the home-made bread was the best i have...

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  • Cheap prices for good food!

    We walked aroun and red all menus.We desided to take that one,witch had best view to the lake,and many different pizzas and pastas.I don´t remeber the ame of the place-I´ll ad it ater,if I come to remeber it.Photo is taken from the terrace to the lake.I don´t have a photo of the restaurant-I don´t ALLWAYS remember to think about VT on holliday.....

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  • Italian food, with a a German accent

    This restaurant is located in the heart of the centre, with a large outdoor seating area allowing patrons to watch, or to be watched by the tourists wandering by.The staff are friendly, however a bit too relaxed as one waiter was continously spinning his serving tray on his finger tips, only to allow this missile to fly into the busy pedestrian...

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Peschiera del Garda Nightlife

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    La Toretta

    by croisbeauty Written May 30, 2005

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    During the summer, concerts and theatrical performances often take place inside the ancient bastions.
    Besides, there are couple of disqoteques and nightclubs in the outskirt of Peschiera or its close surroundings.
    Most of the tourists, however, spend there evenings and nights in the local cafe-bars, sipping some of the best Italian wines come from nearby Bardolino or Custoza. I recommend you "Chiaretto", rose wine from Bardolino, and "Biano di Custoza", white wine from Custoza.

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Peschiera del Garda Transportation

  • Easy to Reach.

    The train station of Peschiera del Garda is on the Venice to Milan line. Handy for Verona and Trieste. Buses go from the front of the train station to Verona and round the lake. There is a free bus to Gardaland theme park. There are no left luggage or lockers at this station.

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  • Lago connections

    Eversince the Roman times, Peschiera had important part in the transportation around and across the lake. The city of Peschiera is well connected to the all places on Lago di Garda by regular boat lines. Besides, there are number of cruising tours starting from here. Exploring Lago di Garda by the boat is unique and unforgatable adventure.

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Peschiera del Garda Shopping

  • Shopping in Peschiera Del Garda

    I purchased a perfume called "stile donna" by Sergio Tacchini at at store called Profumeria Monolo ol' ono (spelling may not be correct) in Peschiera Del Garda. I would like to purchase more. Can you please adivse how I can do this? Please e-mail me back at tomviclis @yahoo.com in the USA.

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  • Seems awfully dull...

    Shopping in Peschiera seems rather dull. There didn't appear to be anything outstanding to choose from, no shops that really caught our eye. Usually there is something that you remember, but not this trip.There appeared to be lots of sales, and at give-away prices. For example, pajamas for 5 euro, but you have to like red and white (mens).No, I...

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Peschiera del Garda Local Customs

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    The museum

    by croisbeauty Updated Jun 2, 2005

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    This palace served as the residency of Italian king Vittorio Emanuele during his visits to Peschiera. Nowadays, it houses museum displaying arms and other exibits from the military history of the town.
    Right opposite to it there are military barraks from Austrian period of Peschiera.

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Peschiera del Garda Warnings and Dangers

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    this little bay is off to your left

    by mapakettle Updated Jun 24, 2004

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    Traffic is traffic where ever you go, granted, but Peschiera has a very difficult intersection you must cross. If you are walking towards the centre from the train station, you must navigate this traffic circle in some fashion. The town 'centro' is to your left, and the hotel strip is towards your right...kinda.

    Keep a close rein on your kids, and 'hook on' to Grandma, because figuring out how to get across takes a bit of thinking first. Study the flow of traffic for a moment, watch the lights, and above all, don't assume the cars will yield to pedestrians. There are odd angles from which vehicles may approach, plus the crosswalks are set back aways from the normal corners. We saw a couple of near misses, due to a multitude of tourists driving in unsure territory, with lots of unfamiliar street signage.. Just be cautious !!

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Peschiera del Garda Sports & Outdoors

  • Yachting and sailing

    I used to sail long time ago when I lived in Pula. Therefore, I am always in particularly attracted by marinas and the sailing boats. There is a huge marina in Peschiera with beautiful yahts and sailing boats which can be rented. I suggest you to rent the sailing boat, because it is an unique experience. To those of you who are skilful in sailing,...

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  • Water sports

    Peschiera is probably the biggest nautical centre of Lago di Gara. There are number of water sports facilities here, such as sailing, yachting, water-skiing, paragliding, fishing, etc. It is in particularly attractive being here in the high season and watching the lake surface covered by endless sails. The top of the bastions, immerged in the...

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  • Dinghys, powerboats, and sailing craft.

    It appears that boating in smaller water craft is an important addition to life in Peschiera.The town has two inland harbours for safe keeping of these very expensive water toys. Sailing is extremely popular, as is power boating. We saw many trailer laden cruisers crawling along the lakeshore looking for a suitable launch site. Lake Garda is large...

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Peschiera del Garda Favorites

  • Italian Beer Peroni.

    It must have been good the glass is empty. Bought this one at my hotel. This premium beer is 5.1% alcohol by volume.

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  • The Town Hall

    The building of the Town Hall, with its cute rooftop clock, dominates the central city square. It is pretty much interesting because of numerous wall tablets on its front facade. This tablets content the most important facts in the history of the town and the memorial to those locals who were killed in the battle for the independence.

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  • Peschiera is a huge fortress

    The history of the townlet goes back into the Roman times when area around Lago, where the river of Mincio inflow into the lake, was colonized by the Romans. The settlement, called Arilica, was fortified by the walls in order to protect valuable fishing and transporting importance of the place.In the medieval times the name of the place was changed...

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