Desenzano - Garda's southwestern resort

Desenzano is one of the bigger towns on the wider southern shore of Lake Garda, with over 20,000 inhabitants. It is situated in the southwestern corner of the lake not far from Sirmione and at the start of the road which heads up the western side of the lake.

As such it is one of the more popular resorts for visitors from the big cities like Milan and Turin in the northwestern part of Italy.

Desenzano was once an important Roman trading point and was then used by the Venetians as one of their power bases to control the lower end of the lake. More information about the historical locations and sights:

The hotel accommodation is spread out all over the town, with the more popular areas along the lakeshore to the east and northwest. More information about the hotels available in the town:

Desenzano can boast of great access both by train and road - unusually good for Garda resort towns. For a map and some advice about the best ways to get there via rail, car or plane try our travel page:

We hope you find the DesenzanoGarda website useful and look forward to hearing your comments about the site and the town. We especially welcome any views about the resort from those who have stayed there.
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