On this Private Tour of Gardone and Salò, you will enter Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, a house-museum to see the last residence of the well-known Italian poet and writer Gabriel D’Annunzio, as well as his mausoleum along with an impressive classically built amphitheatre. You will visit Salò, once the capital city of the Italian Fascist Social Republic in the time of Mussolini.
II Vittoriale degli Italiani Grandeur
From the city of Sirmione or Desenzano del Garda, you will be chauffeured by an English speaking driver towards our first stop at Gardone Riviera. From there we will be heading towards the “Vittoriale degli Italiani”, a house museum that is located on a hillside estate overlooking the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda.
The Vittoriale degli Italiani is located on a hillside estate in Gardone Riviera that overlooks Lake Garda in the Lombardy Province. This house museum was the last residence of the well-known poet and writer, Gabriele D’Annunzio, who was also a soldier in the Great War, and who rented it from the Italian state. With the provision of huge funds from the Italian fascist government, the villa was enlarged and lavished with an impressive art and literature collection.
In the process of renovating the villa, a classic model based amphitheatre by the entrance of the estate was built. Later, the circular structure of D’Annunzio’s mausoleum, which contains his remains, was built in his honour, and is situated on the highest point on the estate. One of the main highlights is the World War I protected cruiser, the Puglia, which wasplaced on one of the hilltops with the infamous bow pointing towards the Adriatic.
Salò, Lake Garda
Subsequently, we will en route to Salò, an elegant small town on the western shore of Lake Garda, for a lunch break, after which we will embark on a guided walking tour through its 16th century historical center.
Salò, the largest city on the western shore of Italy’s largest lake, Lake Garda, was once the capital city of the Fascist Socialist Republic of Mussolini. A flat lakeside town at the base of Monte San Bartholomeo, it is surrounded with the beautiful glacial alpine mountains.
Here we shall embark on a fully guided walking tour around its historical center and admire its sophisticated buildings, amongst which are the treasures of Salò, the 16th century Magnifica Patria Palace and the 15th century Santa Maria Annuncia Church. Streets that runs parallel with the promenade ending at the ancient gate of Torre dell’ Orologio.
The Lake Garda Drink
Later, we shall ensue to a guided tasting of the well-known Cedrata Tassoni at an art-nouveau style bar. The famous traditional syrup Cytrus Medica (Citroen) of Lake Garda is bursting with zesty freshness and flavour, and has been a favourite drink ever since 1793.
Other eXPeriences in Lake Garda
Join also the Private excrusion on the amazing Lake Garda and surrounding villages.