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LOMBARDIA torri del benaco

Ports
Centre - Piazza D. Calderini
45° 36' 31" N - 10° 41' 03" E
Vehicle transportation- Viale Guglielmo Marconi, 8 
45° 36' 20" N - 10° 41' 06" E

Beyond the point and the rock of Stella, the "Baia delle Sirene" (mermaid bay) opens, then coasting the island of Garda and the deep inlet of Salo', you land in Torri del Benaco, which is connected to the Brescia Riviera (Maderno) through a ferryboat service (with auto transport).

Linked to the so-called "Riviera degli Ulivi" (Olive Riviera), this lovely resort was an ancient fortified city as its Roman name Castrum Turrium reveals. In the 16th century it became the seat of the Benacense Council (which gathered the representatives of the 18 principal Lake communes), and in the 14th century it was the chief town of "Gardesana".
In 1388 Scaligeri erected a castle above the port with three towers a high battlements which is now a museum. Next to this are the period style houses and the Church Santissima Trinita' with its 15th century frescoes. At the end of the town is the late mediaeval tower of Berengario.

Torri del Benaco is also noted for its red (ammonilitico) and yellow (ammonitico) marble quarries. Passed these localities the towns thin out along the coast before cropping up again primarily along the slopes of Mount Baldo.
San Zeno is one of these towns, and its view spans across an enchanting panorama of the Lake and the mountain chain spotted with quarries, olive trees woods and vineyards.

torri

Desenzano
Gardone Riviera
Gargnano
Isola del Garda
Limone
Manerba
Moniga
Padenghe
Porto Portese
Salò
Sirmione
Toscolano-Maderno
VENETO

Assenza di Brenzone
Bardolino

Castelletto
Cisano
Garda
Lazise
Malcesine
Pai
Peschiera
Porto di Brenzone Torri del Benaco

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