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.