Peschiera del Garda Travel Guide
Peschiera del Garda
The moat of the fortress
Hotel in the old core of Peschiera
Good connectivity to Verona,Brescia,Riva Del Garda,Sirmione
too busy, too touristy, a tad tacky
In a nutshell
Sun & beautiful sightseeing
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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...
Ristorante Pizzeria "Ai Borghi": 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:...
many restaurants near the old city walls: 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...
La Toretta: Concerts inside the ancient bastions
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.
Written May 30, 2005
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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...
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....
Profumeria Monolo ol ono ???: 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...
Shopping in the Centro: 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...
The City Museum
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.
Updated Jun 2, 2005
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Watch out for traffic...
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 !!
Updated Jun 24, 2004
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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,...
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...
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.
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...
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