Desenzano is a town with ancient roots and there was once a prehistoric village here. The town is still full of remains from the Roman era, including a Roman villa with multi-coloured mosaics.
The town lies at the southernmost end of Lake Garda and enjoys a mild and pleasant climate all year round. It is a lively town and there are a lot of facilities for visitors, including a municipal swimming pool, cinema, discos and bike hire.
Apart from the small harbour and the beautiful historic centre, there is also a long lakeside promenade, a marina and a berthing place for the many boats sailing on the lake. The city has a plethora of bars and good restaurants, several theatres, discos, bike rental, etc. Every first Sunday of the month you can enjoy a charming antique market.