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Torre di San Martino

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The horror of war brought home by a visit to the Charnel House

My daughter had studied the Risorgimento for A level and really wanted to visit Solferino but it... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
London, United Kingdom
Nice view

Decent view from the top, plus interesting museum on WW1 halfway up the tower but it's quite a long... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Jersey, United Kingdom
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“the main road”(2 reviews)
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Via Torre, 2, 25015 San Martino della Battaglia, Desenzano Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

My daughter had studied the Risorgimento for A level and really wanted to visit Solferino but it seemed impossible to get there without a car so when we found out you could get to San Martino by public transport, we decided to go there instead....More

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Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Decent view from the top, plus interesting museum on WW1 halfway up the tower but it's quite a long climb (ramp, not stairs) and fairly stuffy inside.

Thank RusNewton
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We were staying at the Relais Mondotella (5* review) nearby and eating dinner on their lovely terrace saw what looked like a lighthouse at the bottom of Lake Garda. The charming waiter told us to look very carefully and behold the lights were red, white...More

Thank linskitours
Reviewed 19 July 2018

After visiting Solferino, it is good to see the second place in this battlefield. The tower is impressive and we were lucky that we visited San Martino on the 'birthday' of the battle. They played the battle in historic costumes with real canonsound.

1  Thank Tramx
Reviewed 16 May 2018

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

1  Thank RollOnNextHoliday
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

2  Thank AmblingRambler61
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

3  Thank Stefan L
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
Reviewed 1 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
Reviewed 15 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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