Peschiera del Garda

Peschiera del Garda is an Italian town with almost 10,000 inhabitants on the southern shores of Lake Garda; It is located in the province of Verona.

Location and data

Peschiera del Garda is on the river Mincio. Parts of the old town with its separate fortifications the city from the mainland. The place has a small marina, a train station and is a site of the Italian Army.

The neighboring municipalities are Castelnuovo del Garda, Desenzano del Garda ( BS), Ponti sul Mincio (MN ), Pozzolengo (BS ), Sirmione (BS) and Valeggio sul Mincio. For several years Peschiera advertises itself as a barrier-free city. In every business, wheelchair users can access via a ramp. Although they often lack the optimal slope, but are still a great relief for wheelchair users.


To the southeast is the town of Custoza, which was in 1848 and 1866 twice battlefield of the conflict between Austria and Italy. During this period, Peschiera formed together with Mantua, Legnano and Verona, northern Italy Quadrilateral, which was built and used by the Austrians in order to keep their position in northern Italy. The fortress of Peschiera was in 1848 besieged and conquered by Piedmontese troops.


Attractions include the historic center with the fortress walls and excavations from the Roman period.


Peschiera is not a classic tourist destination and therefore has much evolved structures. More recently, however, is also the tourism on the rise. Market day is Monday. Surrounding cities are Brescia and Verona in the west to the east. Peschiera del Garda is part of the vineyard Lugana.

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