The Tower of San Martino della Battaglia is located in the Lombardy region of Italy. It is located on the top of a hill about 3 kilometers from Lake Garda, in the province of Brescia.
The tower was built in 1878 in memory of the famous Battle of San Martino, which took place on June 24, 1859. This was one of the most important battles of the Second Italian War of Independence, in which the Italian army, together with the French, defeated the Austrian army.
The tower is 64 meters high. Inside there is a spiral staircase of 179 steps that leads to the top, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Garda and the surrounding areas. The tower has recently been restored and inside it houses a multimedia exhibition that tells the story of the battle.
What to visit around the Tower of San Martino della Battaglia?
In addition to the Tower, there are also other interesting places to visit in the surrounding area. Among the many, the War Museum of Solferino and San Martino, the Church of San Martino Vescovo and the monumental cemetery of the Italians in Solferino.
The Tower of San Martino della Battaglia is a suggestive place that attracts many visitors every year, both for its historical importance and for the breathtaking panoramic view it offers.
When is the best time to visit the tower?
The Tower of San Martino della Battaglia is open all year round, but the best time to visit depends on personal preferences. If you want to avoid the crowds, it’s best to visit the tower on weekdays and not on public holidays or weekends.
In general, the spring and autumn months are the best to visit the tower, as the weather is mild and pleasant. During the summer, on the other hand, there could be a lot of tourists and temperatures could be high, making the experience less comfortable.
In any case, it is always a good idea to consult the weather forecast before visiting the tower, in order to be prepared for any adverse weather conditions and to enjoy the experience to the fullest.
More information on the history of this place, the costs of the visit and how to book, can be found on the official website. Photo by Jürgen Stauch and Taisia Galant from GoogleMaps
Discussion about this post