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Torre di San Martino

Via Torre, 2, 25015 San Martino della Battaglia, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
+39 030 991 0370
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Surprising gem

We borrowed our hotel's bikes and followed the manager's suggestion to visit the tower and museum... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RollOnNextHoliday
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Surrey
Fascinating Visit

Here's how to get there by public transport. Take the No.1 local bus from either the railway... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
AmblingRambler61
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South Wales
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  • Excellent61%
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Via Torre, 2, 25015 San Martino della Battaglia, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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+39 030 991 0370
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We borrowed our hotel's bikes and followed the manager's suggestion to visit the tower and museum . This was one of our bargains of our holiday with the entry price only 5 or 6 euros . The top of the tower is reached by a...More

Thank RollOnNextHoliday
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Here's how to get there by public transport. Take the No.1 local bus from either the railway station or Via Marconi in Desenzano. The service terminates in San Martino village and the journey takes about 20 minutes. From where the bus drops you off it's...More

1  Thank AmblingRambler61
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

The Torre commemorates the Battle of San Martino and Solferino (1859), which led, among other things, to the founding of the Red Cross by Henri Dunant. It offers a rich choice of military history, visible while climbing the tower, and one is rewarded with a...More

1  Thank Stefan L
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Would love to visit this Tower, unfortunately it appears it is only accessible by car or by taxi which could be prohibitive x

Thank cliffordbest01
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

We were staying quite close to the tower, so we decided to take a look. I knew that was a history museum on site, but I didn't realise that there would be exhibitions all the way up the tower itself. I'm a volunteer at a...More

Thank Pip T
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This tower has been beautifully restored a few years ago, and is adorned inside with floor-to-ceiling affreschi depicting events of Italian history from the 19th century. It has exhibitions about Italy during the Risorgimento, and plaques explaining events and lives of famous people, army officials...More

Thank marco
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Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The place is full of history with a video projection of a story of a battle. You can visit a tower and a museum with all the found things after the battle. The tower's walls are full of pictures if battles and from the top...More

Thank livetotravel777
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

Place with a lot of history as background, nice the climb up to the tower and at the end a great views of all Garda !!! If the weather is good is fantastic and worth to go up at the top.

Thank Daniel D
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

The predominant use of ramps within the tower came a as surprise and well worth the effort to make it to the top - if a little breathless. The view is lovely and worth the modest fee and the trip up.

Thank Outofthelaw
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

The Climb is mostly up ramps inside the tower and a few sets of steps at the higher levels. I would recommend doing the climb in the early morning. The inside began getting warm as we neared the top at about 10:00 am. The views...More

1  Thank StanR
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