The town began as a Roman settlement, though there is certainly much evidence of previous habitation, dating back to the Bronze Age. During the Middle Ages, the town was destroyed and rebuilt numerous times.
Today, it is known for its history, beautiful lake views and nearby hill country, medieval castle, and Roman ruins.
People Born in Lonato del Garda
Lonato del Garda in People's Lives
Napoleon Bonaparte: I won the Battle of Lonato here in 1796, though it took my troops and I a week of heavy fighting. The opposing commander of the Austrian army was Peter Vitrus von Quosdanovich. While fighting here, the long Siege of Mantua was still going on.