The Vittoriale degli Italiani is the last residence of Gabriele D’Annunzio, who started its renovation in 1921, after his enterprise in Fiume. This is not an ordinary villa: it is located in a hillside estate overlooking the lake, an impressive and astonishing location for this majestic monument, which D’Annunzio built to celebrate himself as poet and soldier.
The Vittoriale represents the ideal background to recall the events of the First World War and the bold conquest of the city of Fiume and to feel the mood of the Belle Époque and of the bizarre life led by D’Annunzio in this place.
GUIDED TOUR OF THE VITTORIALE
WHAT YOU WILL SEE
- The theatre
- The Prioria
- The mausoleum
- The MAS 96 (antisubmarine motorboat used by D’Annunzio to haunt the Austrians in the Beffa di Buccari in 1918)
- The SVA (two-seater airplane used for his pamphleteering flight over Vienna)
- His cars
- The cruiser Puglia
- The private gardens, the lemon houses and the dogs’ cemetery
- The laghetto delle Danze
- The museum “D’Annunzio segreto”
LENGTH: HALF DAY
To arrange the guided tour of the Vittoriale degli Italiani with any other destination in Brescia or in its province, please contact us.