Desenzano del Garda Castle (Italy)
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The Castle of Desenzano is the building that characterizes the appearance of the city of Desenzano, whether you visit it coming from the hinterland, or that you look at it from the port or the lake. It was built in the eleventh century on the remains of a Roman castrum to defend the barbarian invasions and the space enclosed by the walls of the castle was occupied by a small village with its streets, the square, the bell tower and the church dedicated to S. Ambrogio . It was transformed into a barracks in the 19th century and so used until 1943. Today the walls remain with the walkway, the towers and the entrance tower that can be visited after the restoration in 2007 and from which you can enjoy a splendid view of the lake. of Garda. In the former lodgings of the officers have been created rooms for exhibitions and conferences. In Desenzano it is also possible to visit the Archaeological Museum and the Roman Villa.