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The Lonato Fortress near Lake Garda is of mediaeval orig... - Secret World

Complesso Monumentale della Fondazione Ugo Da Como, Via Rocca, 2, 25017 Lonato BS, Italia

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Overview

The Lonato Fortress near Lake Garda is of mediaeval origin, though its present appearance dates to the 15th century. It is the most striking element of a monumental and landscape entity of extraordinary importance, a stone's throw away from Lake Garda and near Desenzano.Inside the Fortress luxuriant lawns run along the perimeter enclosed by high, crenellated ramparts offering a view over the whole of the lake, once known as Benaco. An avenue of closely planted lime trees leads down from the Rocca to the summer residence of Senator Ugo Da Como, completely furnished, and rendered even more elegant by an enclosed garden covering four terraces.