Desenzano Del Garda



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Desenzano Del Garda
Accommodation offers a good choice of medium-priced hotels with character. Accent on relaxation and friendliness. Lack of ultramodern options. The beaches here are narrow and limited. Shopping consists of fairly typical, traditional Italian clothing, jewellery and household ware. The usual handicrafts, paintings and foodstuffs. Numerous old-fashioned shops with quality merchandise. Ceramics. Ironwork. Antique market (first Sunday of the month). Weekly market. Activities here include golf (27 holes; 6 miles away) at Saiano. Tennis. Horse riding. Sailing club. Scuba diving. Bicycle hire. Archaeological museum. Windsurfing. Roman villa. Last supper painting by Tiepolo in the church of St Mary Magdalin. Medieval tower near the railway station. By night there are half-a-dozen nightspots. There are a good range of pizzerias and restaurants specialising in fresh fish from the lake. Getting around is fairly easy with regular buses and ferries, for which it is the terminus. Trains to Milan, Verona and Venice. Plenty of taxis available. Local excursions consist of trips to the Memorial Chapel at San Martino della Battaglia, with its 200-foot tower. Castle at Soiano de Lago. Tour of the lake by coach with short boat trip included. Ferries (some serving meals) plying to other resorts. Verona. Mantua. Venice. Milan.