Il Vittoriale degli Italiani, Gardone Riviera

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The Vittoriale degli italiani is a hillside estate in the town of Gardone Riviera overlooking the Garda lake in province of Brescia, Lombardy. It is where the Italian writer Gabriele d'Annunzio lived after his defenestration in 1922 until his death in 1938. The estate consists of the residence of d'Annunzio called the Prioria, an amphitheatre, the protected cruiser set into a hillside, a boathouse containing the MAS vessel used by D'Annunzio in 1918 and a circular mausoleum. Its grounds are now part of the Grandi Giardini Italiani.References to the Vittoriale range from a “monumental citadel” to a “fascist lunapark”, the site inevitably inheriting the controversy surrounding its creator.
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  • an awesome place. Suitable for everyone. To see absolutely. Full of curiosity to see. Livable even with strong sunshine with many trees. Nice as well for children.
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  • It is just beautiful, absolutely worth visiting. The exterior is huge and gorgeous with a beautiful view of Lake Garda, the Interior is gorgeous. The guide who accompanied me to visit was very kind but especially was very professional.
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  • I have been there many times, always perfect, awesome House guide to beauty, charm and culture. Relaxing and enjoyable
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  • Fabulous area to visit for a day, spectacular views and some history thrown in. Get the land train from the ferry terminal to avoid a 20 min uphill walk.
  • The former estate of Italian poet Gabriele D'Annunzio. A must visit for anyone in the area, it includes his former house (a museum in itself given the amount of object he collected throughout his life), a museum of his life and military history, a plane, a boat and a ship built on the side of the hill, which is definitely one of the most striking sights.
  • Fantastically eccentric! A must see.
  • Looking forward to seeing it but having just read about D'ANNUNZIO I'm going to feel quite conflicted. He seems like a crazy, warmonger who argued that Italy needed to be cleansed with blood before it could reach it's potential. Railed against the move to stay neutral in WW1. As fascists and nuts as they come.
  • A very beautiful place to visit and many interesting historical subjects. Great experience...