Lighthouses of Italy: Lago di Garda
di Garda is Italy's largest lake, some 51 km (32 mi) long, stretching
north to south at the southern edge of the Italian Alps. Portions
of the lake lie in the regions of Lombardia, Trentino-Alto Adige,
- * Desenzano
- Late 1800s. Active; white light, characteristic unknown. Approx.
12 m (39 ft) octagonal rubblestone tower with lantern and gallery.
The lighthouse is unpainted stone with white trim. A photo is at right,
Enrico Pellegrino has a 2011 photo, Ewan McIntosh has a photo,
a closeup is available, Huelse has a historic postcard
view, and Google has a satellite view. Located midway on the breakwater mole at Desenzano del
Garda, a town at the southwestern corner of the lake in Lombardia.
Accessible by walking the mole. Site open, tower closed. Owner/site
di Desanzano del Garda.
- * Riva del Garda
- Date unknown (recent). Active (?); white light, characteristic
unknown. Approx. 23 m (75 ft) concrete tower, with a lantern and gallery
mounted on a platform supported by four concrete columns. The lighthouse
is a light beige color. Martin Steinthaler has a closeup photo,
Petteri Kantokari has a photo,
and a nighttime photo
suggests that a light is displayed, but the tower is not seen in Google's indistinct satellite view. Riva del Garda also has a 6 m
(20 ft) stone post
light on the city waterfront; this light replaced a somewhat more
substantial tower seen in Huelse's historic postcard
view. The new lighthouse is located at a yacht club. Located in
Riva del Garda, at the northern end of the lake in Trentino-Alto Adige.
Site status unknown. Owner/site manager: Fraglia
Desanzano del Garda Light, November 2007
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Doc. Di0
Information available on lost lighthouses:
Notable faux lighthouses:
Adjoining pages: East: Eastern Italy
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Posted August 21, 2006. Checked and revised January 6, 2013.
Lighthouses: 2. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill.