Lighthouses of Italy: Lago di Garda

The Lago 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
Lighthouses
* Desenzano del Garda
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 manager: Città 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 Vela Riva.

Desanzano del Garda Light, November 2007
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Posted August 21, 2006. Checked and revised January 4, 2014. Lighthouses: 2. Site copyright 2014 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.