Touring Peschiera del Garda in Italy
Peschiera del Garda is a historic town highlighted by a 16th-century fortress in the region of Veneto. The town’s tourist attractions are the UNESCO site fortress, Lago di Garda, and the beautiful landscape.
To explore more of this lakeside town, here is a bucket list for touring Peschiera del Garda:
Run or walk around the town.
As a town built around a medieval fortress, consider your run or walk around Peschiera as a historical tour. Pass the 467-year-old Voltoni Bridge, and go through Porta Verona, reconstructed in 1797 after Napoleon destroyed it. You will then find Madonna del Frassino, a sanctuary built in 1511, as well as the 19th-century Franciscus I Barracks and the garden surroundings of the Historic Building. Your running or walking tour of Peschiera del Garda will culminate at the panoramic San Marco Bastion and Piazza Savoia, home of an ancient Roman complex and the 1000-year-old church in honor of San Martino of Tours.
Get on a boat tour
Be transported along the canals and discover the magnificent innovation of Serenissima Republic of Venice’s fortified system. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts of medieval bastions and gates that are all restored according to their original beauty. The tour ends at Canale di Mezzo, the central canal in Peschiera del Garda, where you can find restaurants and cafes to nourish and have a Venetian Gondola tour after.
Explore the terrain on a bicycle.
Rent a bicycle and explore the lush terrain around Peschiera del Garda. Pedal towards the southern shore of Lake Garda and go up the cascading paths of the Morainic Hills, where you will be blessed with a panorama of sprawling vineyards, olive and corn fields, and Medieval villages with diverse farmsteads. Either stop to sample Garda’s typical products of wine, olive oil, and salami or continue your trail towards the Parco del Mincio and to the Monte Baldo Alpine range.
Sample Garda’s typical dishes
As a town rich in natural resources, breeding lake fishes, top quality wines, and artisan olive oil that meet top Italian Protected Designation of Origin, or DOP (Denominazione d’ Origine Protetta), you can rely on having a delightful culinary experience to match your adventure-filled trip in Peschiera del Garda. While Italians would be happy to tell you of their house specialty, it would be good to know what your choices are, which include Grilled Lake Fish, breaded Sardines Grilled alla Gardesana, boiled Pike fish with capers and anchovies sauce, Risotto with Tench fish, and complimentary to these typical dishes are Garda’s notable wines of Bardolino red wine, Bardolino Chiaretto rose’ and Bianco di Custoza white wine.
To do this bucket list tour of Peschiera del Garda, you must get off at the Peschiera del Garda train station and simply walk from there. You may first check in at a hotel or Airbnb or deposit your luggage at a hotel that charges for storage if you are touring for the day. From there, you could easily find bicycle rentals, the pier, and the Porta Verona entrance to the fortress.
All this in a day is already worthwhile. But, if you want to sample Garda’s excellent wine list and wake up to the view of the lake, then a pleasant accommodation would be much needed.
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