Lake Garda Tourist Resort - Garda Trentino Tourist Resort
As if the breathtaking panoramas, nature reserves and botanical gardens were not enough, the area also plays host to numerous medieval country houses, churches, palazzos, piazzas, hidden alleyways and archaeological sites. The enchanting lake is surrounded by ancient city walls, castles, villages that with their history and identity make up the Garda Trentino. Come and discover this area, you’ll find constant pleasant surprises. If you visit Riva del Garda a lively small town welcomes and accomodates you in any time of the year; its old town centre appears with the distinguishing Lake Garda style. You can still see the gates of the medieval town walls; a superb tower standing and dominating the harbour on the lake; the aristocratic palazzos of the piazzas testify the styles of the different dominations; the Rocca, the full of charme castle of medieval origin, is silhouetted imposing on the horizon; a severe baroque church has a beautiful interior; upwards, on the mountain, a recent restored Venetian bulwark rises above the town; around a verdant hill with olive groves is an interesting biotope, offering also a route among the fortresses of the Great War. Just out of the old town centre there is the spectacular waterfall of Varone inside a very impressive gorge. On the lake a really dreaming beach and a walk along the coast with a striking view. A little higher up, in an exceptional position over the hinterland north of the lake, lays Tenno with the homonymous castle, not far from here the village of Canale, one of the most beautiful medieval townships of Italy; from here you can reach, on foot too, an alpine lake with turquoise green water. Placed in the verdant plane of the Upper Garda there is Arco with its old town centre, among Renaissance palazzos and Liberty villas; the town developes around the cliff, on which stands the ancient castle; under it the Arboretum, and moreover a palpable Hapsburg atmosphere is everywhere. Birthplace of the painter Giovanni Segantini, Arco is nowadays the home for climbing lovers. A few kilometres from here there is Drena, its castle and the ancient chestnut woods, a haven of peace; close to it is Dro with its ancient vaults and the tower, the Roman bridge, the silence of the orchards. Arriving at Garda Trentino from the Adige valley, the village Nago appears as a privileged entrance offering an extraordinary panoramic view over the whole lake Garda; the ruins of the Castle, the glacial potholes and the Roman street, distinguish this village placed just over Torbole sul Garda; this latter picturesque and small town, situated on the north-east coast of the lake, with its lovely little port, the drinking fountain named after Goethe, the old custom house, is loved by the sailing and windsurfing lovers from all over the world. In the surroundings the Valle di Ledro (660 asl). When you arrive in Valle di Ledro you are nicely surprised by the green of the mountains that are mirrored in the small turquoise blue water of the clean alpine lake. It is the ideal place for an open-air holiday, in touch with nature, doing some sports or simply relaxing.