Torri del Benaco

  • Torri del Benaco, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto
  • Torri del Benaco, Associazione Città Murate del Veneto

Historical Highlights

In 904 the community Towers obtained by Berengar I the grant to be erected in the walled city; the closed boundary of the village 3 and north sides included the citadel of Roman origin (Trincerò). In 1383 Antonio della Scala had it restored the defenses and build the castle, entrusting the work to Bonaventure Prendilacqua, in order to derive a fortified dockyard, for control of Lake Garda


- Scaliger Castle (the Museum – April. May and October – 9,30 – 12,30. From June to September – 9,30 – 13,00. In low season closed on Mondays. Open on Sundays and public holidays during the winter).
- Clock Tower (externally visible).
- Torre del Berengarius (externally visible).
- Rock Engravings (visible – route specifically reported).


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From the parking place to the south of the Castle, in front of which we note the “Limonar” (greenhouse where they mature citrus) built in 1760, you reach the adjoining lakefront. From here you can observe the impressive remains of the castle towered scaligero. The tower closest to the shores of a lake is distinguished from the other to be completely built in stone and attributed at the time of Berengar I. In Piazza Calderini, overlooking the harbor, the entrance of the Castle Museum (such. 045-6296111), while on the side towards the lake you can see the base of a former lookout tower. Continuing, overlooking the scenic harbor the palace porch, built in 1452 where, up to 1700 gathered on the shore of Lake Garda Water Council chaired by the Venetian Captain of the Lake (Albergo ora Gardesana); side stands the church of Ss. Trinity, that in its interior, fourteenth-century frescoes of the Veronese school. Following the main street Alighieri, you arrive at the square in front of the eighteenth-century parish church of Ss. Peter and Paul. In the same square, the tower on the south side, När di Berengarius, is dated to the tenth century and was part of the fortress (Trincerò) which stood in place of the block south of the church. Proseguendo the right hand, it revolves around the establishment and you will reach another tower, called the Clock, XIII del Secolo, one of the four members of the rock always. The remains of the walls Urban, that date back to the tenth century, are visible along the built towards the western side of the highway “Gardesana”.

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