Torbole on Lake Garda is a fascination for sport fans
At the foot of Mount Baldo a tiny village rises up, looking like a big coloured postcard from a distance: Torbole sul Garda.
Its main feature is the wind that blows strong here, turning this place into the undisputed paradise for the sailing sports, especially windsurfing
A tiny fishing and harbours village, over the years it has become the hub of lots of regattas and international events dedicated to this sport.
Torbole sul Garda is a dream for every holidaymaker: free beaches full of facilities
, cycle lanes that connect the town center with the other villages on Lake Garda, hiking paths (the Busatte-Tempesta one
, among the others) that, while winding up, offer some views to photograph and keep in your heart for a long time. The marina is the most picturesque spot in Torbole
, with the Vecchia Dogana (old customs in Italian) and Casa Beust. Here the colours light up turning flaming red creating a very evocative shade in contrast with the blue of the lake.
In the past, Torbole charmed the greatest authors of both prose and poetry. Among the others, Goethe
depicted its winds as a natural wonder and an enchanting view. Goethe’s passionate accounts pushed lots of young painters and poets to visit Torbole sul Garda while on their Grand Tour, making this place a not-to-be-missed destination for the most brilliant people of that time.
What about the evening?
The restaurants in Torbole
are many and for every occasion: pizzerias, typical taverns and lake-view restaurants where tasting the local delicacies in every season. In winter, don’t miss the chance to taste the green broccoli
from Torbole, a real local culinary excellence, while in summer Torbole sul Garda gets full of outdoor tables to eat a great artisanal ice cream, sip some aperitifs with a view, and also enjoy all the scheduled events.The view from Nago is breathtakingNago
is the northernmost part of the Nago-Torbole municipality, the most panoramic tip from where you could take some unforgettable pictures. Here, you can’t miss a visit to some places with naturalistic and historic appeal. For example, Castel Penede
and the Austro-Hungarian forts in Nago, that were the strategic points overlooking the main road from the Adige Valley to Lake Garda. The castle and the forts have been restored and are open to the public.
A pleasant trek between Nago and Torbole will take you to the visit to the Marmitte dei Giganti,
some big glacial wells dating back to the Quaternary Era that will make you live a real time travel between picturesque views on Lake Garda and a nature that will leave you speechless.
Welcome to a proper beauty chest.