A truly Italian town on the lake shore
Desenzano strikes a perfect balance between authentic Italian life and resort town, where locals and visitors sip sundowners on the idyllic harbour front. As one of the few towns on Lake Garda with a train station, Desenzano is a desirable weekend escape for the city folk. But this also means that day trips to Milan and Venice are easy from here. Not that this picturesque town doesn’t offer enough... Check out the impressive ruins of the Desenzano Roman villa, which houses some fascinating mosaic work. Or, the splendid Desenzano castle, which offers unforgettable views of the lake from its tower.
3 reasons we think you’ll love Desenzano
Best nightlife on Garda
From live music to nightclubs, there is little doubt that Desenzano has the liveliest nightlife on the Lake. But if dancing isn’t your thing, there are enough trendy bars and flash cafes to keep any night owl happy.
A bunch of beaches
Stay local and visit the two pebbly beaches in town, which make for wonderful spots to sunbathe and enjoy the water. Or, if you don’t mind a walk, follow the coast to Rivoltella del Garda to find some larger options.
Retail therapy
It’s easy to lose hours wandering the winding cobbled streets and discovering little boutique stores in Desenzano. If you're serious about your shopping, then the two large malls just outside the city are only 10 minutes’ drive.

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