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,
and Veneto. Ferries visit nearly all the towns along the lake, and pleasure boat traffic is heavy in the warmer months.
- General Sources
- World of Lighthouses - Italy
- Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net
- * 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 Bing 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,
a nighttime photo
shows that a light is displayed, and Bing has a distant 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: Venice and Trieste
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Posted August 21, 2006. Checked and revised December 29, 2014.
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Carolina at Chapel Hill.