Torre San Marco

Via Zanardelli, 132 - 25083 Gardone Riviera - Brescia   see map - Contact
Torre San Marco is located on an area of 5,000 square meters on the shores of Lake Garda and is able to accommodate up to 1,500 people. Its prestigious structure is ideal for the most varied uses, from banquets to ceremonies.

Torre San Marco History

Located on the shores of Lake Garda, the Tower of San Marco (formerly Torre Ruhland) was erected in the early twentieth century by the owner of the nearby Villa Ruhland (now Villa Alba), the German industrialist Richard Langensiepen.

Originally a tower-observatory function, it was purchased in 1925 by the poet Gabriele D'Annunzio, who from the original German neo-Gothic style transforms it into an extension of the Vittoriale in Venetian-military style, also changing its name from Torre Ruhland to Torre San Marco. This transformation was entrusted to Giancarlo Maroni, former designer of the Vittoriale.

The tower is surrounded by walls on which stand four other sighting towers and for several years in the dock of the structure was moored the M.A.S. used by D'Annunzio in the famous Beffa di Buccari placed today inside the Vittoriale.

In the period from 1943-44 the Tower was also a meeting place between Claretta Petacci and Mussolini, who met the Tower for being there with D'Annunzio.

Today the structure is characterized by a large piano bar area on the ground floor, a refined room used as a wine cellar on the first floor and a charming garden dedicated to banquets, ceremonies and show area for events.

The staff of thirty years experience is able to offer quality standards of excellence to customers, who are followed in every detail in the planning and management of events with care and attention.

Torre San Marco

Time period
  • 1900s
  • Italy, Brescia
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Torre San Marco
  Via Zanardelli, 132 - 25083 Gardone Riviera
  +39 0365 290014

Torre San Marco
Offered services

Bar / Café Bar / Café
Location for Ceremonies and Conferences Location for Ceremonies and Conferences
Night Club / Disco Night Club / Disco
Restaurant Restaurant
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