Paysage subaquatique du site palafittique de Belvedere, Peschiera del Garda © MIC

  Peschiera del Garda (VR)  |     Belvedere

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The submerged pile-dwelling village known as ‘del Belvedere’ stands in the lake about 250 metres from the shore. The site covers more than 22,000 square metres and lies just off the southern shore of Lake Garda. The sampling of the extensive piling involved about 1,200 vertical posts protruding from the lakebed. The material collected and the data produced by the survey have so far enabled the identification of at least two different phases of occupation and development of the site: the first dates from the 21st to the 20th century BC, i.e. the Early Bronze Age; the second to the end of the 17thcentury BC, or the transition between Early Bronze Age and Middle Bronze Age.

Âge du Bronze

Âge du Bronze ancien et moyen

Lac de Garde

64 m

Taille du site 2,52 ha / environ 4 terrains de foot

Taille du zone tampon 12,45 ha / environ 17 terrains de foot

Particularités & points forts
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Among the archaeological finds, there are small mugs and bowls. Samples were also taken for archaeobotanical analysis, including a carbonised ear of emmer (Triticumdicoccum).

Fusaïole en pierre provenant du site palafittique de Belvedere © MIC

Activités en cours
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Ongoing protection program and enhancement activities.

Découvrir les palafittes
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It is possible to visit the lake.

A special hall will be dedicated in Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Verona,  currently closed for restoration,  to the archaeological material from the UNESCO sites in the province of Verona (Frassino and Belvedere, together with spectacular evidence from other associated pile-dwelling sites)
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