Just like a king, this castle on Lake Garda looks upon its kingdom below where the quaint town of Lonato lies. Lonato Castle – called ‘the Rock’ by locals – sits on a natural moraine (ground that is pushed aside by moving glaciers) and it is located on the southern end of Lake Garda. It is fitting that two kings – Charles and Federico – be joined here, as many couples are married here in legal civil ceremonies and legal Civil Unions.
Enter Lonato castle under the protection of the lion of St. Mark, the symbol of Venetian domination. Once through the gateway, the coat of arms of Lonato reminds you where you are and who is the ruler.
Birds of a feather flock together at Lonato Castle as there are over 700 birds in an ornithological collection representing Italian birdlife, divided into twelve showcases based on the environment they thrive in.
Charles and Federico enjoyed a beautiful wedding day with close friends and family, topped off with fireworks and dancing.