Guided Tour of Peschiera del Garda

Are you curious to discover the picturesque village of Peschiera del Garda through a guided tour? The city presents itself as an authentic historical gem, nestled among the majestic Walls of the Venetian Fortress, offering an experience that could be compared to that of an open-air museum.

The ancient name of the city, “Arilica” (“where everything flows”), of Celtic derivation, recalls the importance of water in the history of the place and its connection with maritime trade.

Strategically located at the mouth of the Mincio River, the only outlet of Lake Garda, Peschiera has known a long series of epochs, from the first traces dating back to the Bronze Age, to Roman, Scaliger, Venetian domination, up to the annexation to the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the XIX century and subsequently to the Kingdom of Italy in 1866.

How to Visit Peschiera del Garda

To fully immerse yourself in this rich history, our guided tours are very useful, offering visitors the opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of Peschiera in a comprehensive and engaging way. Through walking or boat itineraries, it is possible to discover the hidden secrets in the alleys of the historic center and in the imposing Walls, a UNESCO heritage site, learning curiosities such as the stay of King Vittorio Emanuele III during the First World War or the particular pentagonal shape of the Venetian Fortress.

Guided Tour of Peschiera del Garda

The options for visiting Peschiera del Garda are varied and adaptable to visitors’ preferences.

Those who wish to explore the village independently can opt for the rental of audio guides, available in different languages (Italian, English, German, and Venetian dialect), which allow for a detailed and personalized tour of the main points of interest at a cost of €5. Alternatively, for those who desire an expert guide, the Peschiera Walking Tour offers a guided tour of about 40 minutes through the picturesque views of Peschiera del Garda, with particular attention to the historical and cultural details that characterize its identity.

  • This experience is available for a minimum of 6 people and costs €25 per participant.
  • Another must-see experience is the Boat Tour of the Walls, which allows visitors to admire the majesty of the Fortress from a unique perspective, sailing along the canals that surround it.
  • This tour offers a privileged view of the imposing Venetian Walls and allows you to appreciate their architectural magnificence from an unusual perspective.

Furthermore, for those who wish to further delve into local history, the Fishing Museum represents an essential stop. Located in the charming Radetzky Hall, inside the Artillery Barracks of Porta Verona, the museum offers a detailed overview of lake traditions and houses interesting historical artifacts, including a scale model of the remains of the ancient Scaliger Castle.

With a wide range of visit options and the possibility to fully immerse in the history and culture of Peschiera del Garda, visitors can have an unforgettable experience and become true “arilicesi” by adoption.

The combination of a guided tour, audio-guided service, and boat tour offers a comprehensive and engaging way to explore this charming village on the shores of Lake Garda.

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