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Description of the city of Desenzano del Garda

Today Desenzano del Garda is a lively town of about 29,000 inhabitants located at the south-west end of Lake Garda.
At the center of a wide gulf bordered to the west by the Monte Corno and to the east by the Sirmione peninsula, it is in a privileged geographical position from which one can admire the most beautiful European lake in its maximum extension.

The name Desenzano derives from the Latin name Decentius, the owner of the farm and the villa of the IV century of which today you can visit the excavations. There is also an etymology of popular origin: as the village stretches along the hilly slope, the toponym is connected with the word "discesa" (descent).
The Municipality assumed its current name in 1926 when, within the framework of the reorganization of local administrations, the ancient town of Rivoltella sul Garda was abolished (it had been autonomously established at least since the XIII century) and the territory of this was aggregated to the neighboring municipality of Desenzano del Lake. The railway line Paris - Bern - Milan - Venice - Zagreb, the courier service also extended to the Veneto and Trentino, the regular navigation lines on the entire lake, the motorway exits (A4 "Serenissima" motorway) and the proximity at the airports of Verona and Montichiari make it a knot of such importance that Desenzano can rightly boast of being considered the "capital of Garda". Desenzano, therefore, is a place that offers the possibility of an intelligent tourism, which aims to combine relax and fun with a stimulating search for landscapes and fascinating historical and environmental memories. Added to this is the proximity of cities rich in artistic masterpieces such as Verona, Mantova and Brescia.

Immediately south of Desenzano lies the largest moraine amphitheatre in Italy, which lends itself to relaxing and healthy walks through the hills in search of picturesque villages.
Therefore while in Desenzano, besides resting and enjoying the comfort of a modern city with a wonderful pedestrianized historic center, you can plan short excursions to vary your stay.
In less than an hour you can reach Monte Baldo (over 2,000 meters above sea level), passing quickly from the Mediterranean flora to the alpine flora.

Sports lovers can practice wind-surfing, mountain-biking, free flight and skiing.
For the young and the tireless there are discos and piano bar, while the elderly can walk on the lakefront or under the arcades of the central Piazza Malvezzi.
In winter the climate is temperate and fog-free, and in summer the breeze from the lake is refreshing.

Sito istituzionale della città di Desenzano del Garda
Via Carducci, 4 - 25015 Desenzano del Garda (Bs) - Tel. 0309994211 - Fax 0309143700
C.F. 00575230172 - P.I. 00571140987
Contatti - PEC - Certificazione ISO 9001