Desenzano is an enchanting town and pleasant seaside resort lying fan-like on the first circle of the morainic amphitheater. Desenzano has an artistic, historical and archaeological heritage that has its roots in Roman times. In the Middle Ages it was the subject of bitter struggles between Brescia and Verona, in the fifteenth century it came under the dominion of Venice, becoming a thriving commercial center in modern times. The heart of the city rises around Piazza Malvezzi and the Porto Vecchio, embellished by the sixteenth-century palaces of the Brescia architect Giulio Todeschini.