Peschiera del Garda is located in the southern part of Lake Garda where the only emissary of the lake, called Mincio river flows out.
Its ancient name during the Roman colonization in the first century B.C., was Arilica. And up to this day its citizens are still called Arilicensi.
The construction of this walled city, surrounded by water, has changed the natural course of the river Mincio.
For this reason, three other canals were realized to allow a better defense of the city during 16th century domination of the Serenissima Republic of Venice.
In 1800 Peschiera was part of the most imposing defensive system in Italy, called Quadrilatero, together with Legnago, Mantova and Verona.
The pentagonal shape of this fortress and the fact that the historic center is located within the fortress make this village quite unique.
Peschiera del Garda got the denomination of jewel of architecture, art and culture.
In 2007 the town was awarded the title of (Comune Fiorito) Flowered City and last but certainly not least, in 2017 the Venetian Walls of the fortress of Peschiera del Garda have been listen as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The venetian fortress is an open-air museum waiting only for you to be explored.
The Peschiera Walking Tour is a guided visit of about 35 minutes, inside the historical center, which will allow you to discover the major points of interest, its wonders and the history of Peschiera.
A way to get a closer look on the five ramparts of the Venetian walls, the Roman remains of ancient Arilica, Porta Brescia and Porta Verona.