Torbole on Lake Garda is a fascination for sport fans
Torbole, situated on the Northern gulf of Lake Garda, between Monte Baldo on the Eastern side and the Sarche plain on the Northern side, is the most sought-after destination for windsurfing fans. It is a sailing and windsurfing centre of international relevance. Torbole on Lake Garda is also a starting point for mountain bike excursions, easy walks and treks.
Torbole used to be a little fishing and boating village. The tiny harbour is the most picturesque corner of Torbole, with its Old Customs House and House Beust.
Torbole fascinated even Goethe, who described its winds as one of the wonders of nature and a breathtaking sight. The enthusiastic descriptions of Goethe prompted many young painters and poets to visit Torbole on Lake Garda as part of their Grand Tours.
The view from Nago is breathtaking
Nago is situated on a spur of rock north of Torbole and on the way to the higher Adige valley. The Penede castle and the Austro-Hungarian fort of Nago were strategic surveillance points on the main route that led from the Adige valley to Lake Garda. The castle and the forts have been restored and are open to the public.
A pleasant walk from Nago to Torbole will lead you past the Marmitte dei Giganti, glacial excavation wells dating back from the Quaternary era.