Fodor's Expert Review Il Vittoriale

Gardone Riviera Historic Home

The estate of the larger-than-life Gabriele D'Annunzio (1863–1938)—one of Italy's major modern poets, and later war hero and supporter of Mussolini—is filled with the trappings of his conquests in art, love, and war. His eccentric house crammed with quirky memorabilia can only be seen during a 35-minute guided tour (available in English), and the extensive gardens are definitely worth a stroll, particularly to see the curious full-size warship's prow. There's also an imposing mausoleum, made of white marble, along with three museums showcasing personal items from D'Annunzio's exploits, including one devoted to his cars.

Historic Home

Quick Facts

Via Vittoriale 12
Gardone Riviera, Lombardy  25083, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €18 park, 3 museums, and guided tour of house; €15 park and 3 museums; €12 park and 2 museums, House closed Mon. Nov.–Feb.

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