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Lazise: photo description (Lazise)

Located on the shores of lake Garda at the foot of the moraine hills, the small town of Lazise is one of the most popular local resorts. Its historic centre with its typical narrow streets and medieval squares attracts thousands of tourists. It is here that lake Garda reaches its greatest width is 17 km And nearby Колà - famous Spa resort with thermal springs.

It is believed that Lazise has been populated since prehistoric times, evidenced by remnants of pile dwellings. In the era of Ancient Rome, this was an important settlement, which is confirmed by numerous finds of ancient coins. In the 10th century there appeared the Lombards, who built the castle and built around it the walls were fortified. They also gave local residents the right of free fishing. In the 12th century, Lazise became an independent commune, but not for long - soon he was at the mercy of the family Scalegram, and then passed to the Visconti family. In 1405, like most other towns of lake Garda, Lazise became part of the Venetian Republic. He was then part of the Cisalpine Republic, 1815 - was part of the Austrian Empire, and only in 1866 joined the United Italy.

The main economic sector Lazise is tourism. He began to develop here in the middle of the 20th century, and still thousands of tourists come to the town attracted by its picturesque scenery and excellent opportunities for practicing different sports. In the vicinity of Lazise are also located in popular amusement parks.

Among the attractions of the city can be called a Villa Bernini, built in the second half of the 19th century. It is situated near the Scaligero Castle, built to protect Lazise. The harbour is typical of the Romanesque Church of San nicolò of the 12th century, and next to it is Villa Pergola the 16th century. Near the Villa there is a Church Santa Maria delle Grazie. Noteworthy is the neoclassical Church of San Zeno and San Martino, rebuilt in the 19th century. Throughout the city are luxury villas - in addition to the above it is also worth mentioning the Villa Botton, built in medieval style, and the Villa Baratta with a huge Park. On the road to Bussolengo you can see Mondragon - feudal courtyard, has preserved its charm, with the Church of San Faustino and San Giovita.