Torri del Benaco Travel Guide

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Torri del Benaco Things to Do

  • Visit Castelletto di Brenzone

    Castelletto, arriving from south along the east shore of the lake (the Verona's side) is the first village of the municipality of Brenzone, following the municipality of Torri del Benaco and the Village of Pai. Nice, little and charming village, with bus and boats stop, a few shops (grocery, greeen grocery, international newspapers, sportsware,...

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  • Hidden corners

    All around Torri del benaco (as for the most of the old villages around the lake) the ancient part of the village has unexpected hidden corners, views to the lake, arches... This is a typical romm built on a side street between two existeng houses, with an arch holding it.

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  • Torri del Benaco center

    The main picture shows another point of view of the Torri very center. In fact there is a Square around the little venetian harbour, and a few meters away from the La Scala family castle (in the opposite direction to the main picture).Olive trees are the the framework of the square.Perfectly positioned to sip your aperitivo at sunset

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  • Just walking the streets

    It is a beautifull just to walk through the streets of Torri del Benaco, enjoying the unbeatable italian charm & capuccino...

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  • The Torri del Benaco harbour

    Fishing boats moored in the Torri del Benaco harbour.. In fact, the little harbour is the main square of the town... Bars have tables all around it.. And you can have an aperitivo with the mast of a sailboat in front of you.. It may cost a a little more than in another place, but it's well worth it if you want to sit down and enjoy the...

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  • Take a look at the Castle of Torri del...

    Fortified place since the roman age ( "Castrum turrium" means something like "Fort of the towers" in latin), the actual fortifications on the little rock dominating the harbour stated under the longobards and ended under the domination of the "La Scala" family... the Lord of the medieval Verona.The same as all of the castles from Sirmione, Lazise,...

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  • Lakeshore

    The lakeshore along Torri del Benaco is rock-bound, what makes it more attractive then those in the southen part of the lake. It is a part of long promenade and bike-route which connets most of the settlements in the northern Garda.There is a cute cafe-bar on this side with very attractive wooden terrace which rises over the lake.

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  • Chapel

    Small but very beautiful chapel is situated on the main square of Torri del Benaco, right next to the hotel Gardesana. Behind the chapel, at the same level as its rooftop, you can see the remnants of the town walls interpolated into the neigbouring house. The ramparts of the town walls are of Ghibellini style, the same as the Castello Scaligero.

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  • Castello Scaligero

    One exibition hall in the castle is dedicated to prehistoric pictoglyphs found inscribed on rocks in the area. Torri del Benaco is the zone of Lago di Garda with more high concentrationof prehistoric pictoglyphs.

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Torri del Benaco Hotels

  • Hotel Gardesana

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  • Hotel Garni Marina

    Via Gardesana, 168, Torri del Benaco, 37010, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Hotel Pai

    Via Pai di Sotto, Torri del Benaco, 37010, Italy

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Torri del Benaco Restaurants

  • Casa Beust on the lakeside

    The restaurant is located in the town of Torri del Benaco and sits on beautiful Lake Garda, need I say more...well yes I should, the tables are placed on small "piers" that jut out into the lake and you are slightly above the water so feel as if you are in a boat and enjoy the scenery surrounding the lake. We had pizza, as might be expected, mine...

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  • Ristorante sul Garda

    Since I was in hurry to visit Malcesine, I stoped only about two hours in Torri del Benaco. Besides, I was here round noon, too early to have a lunch. Nevertheless, I am always looking for the new restaurants, especially those known for its good cuisine. Some locals told me, this on the picture is the best restaurant in Torri del Benaco and its...

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Torri del Benaco Transportation

  • Get Across The Lake By Ferry

    Walking on the ferry will cost you 6.50 euros, and if you have a bicycle without motor, 8.00 euros. You can also drive your car onto the ferry, or even a bus. Check the website for prices.The trip across take about 30 minutes, and if the weather is good, you will not be disappointed in such a nice quick voyage.On the other side of the lake in...

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  • To the Arena operas (and back) by public...

    Many people from the lake wants to attend one of the Opera shows at the Arena di Verona, the ancient Roman Amphitheatre that the modern man discovered to be such a good place for music shows.Regular buses stop at around 8 PM, but the opera ends late, or very late. Hardly before midnight.There are many travel companies organizing bus tours to the...

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  • Public transports to the lake from...

    by public transports. FROM / TO VERONA , there are basically two options to reach the “Veronese” side of the Lake (from Peschiera del Garda to Malcesine)Train : Trains run from Verona Porta Nuova Station to Peschiera del Garda and Desenzano del Garda. See the www.trenitalia.com for timetables and costs. Both Verona and Peschiera del Garda (as well...

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Torri del Benaco Shopping

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    by effeti Updated Jun 21, 2005

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    You have to know that at least during all the touristic season, most of the shops are open every day (sundays included) and till up to 11Pm.
    Many friends of mine (expecially from the north) could hardly believe it.
    But during the day it's too hot to shop, and people goes to the beaches/lake. So there is always the chance of shopping after dinner, when there isn't a burning sun on your head.

    The shopping street of Torri

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Torri del Benaco Local Customs

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    by effeti Updated Jun 5, 2009

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    This is a very funny annual tradition.
    In front of Garda, and not far from Torri, there is a spot of shallow waters, signaled by a striped pole emerging from the water.... The "Pal del Vo'".
    Well, it is a tradition that fishermen go there in a night to fish sardines (the sweet water ones) then to deep-fry them on the spot and on the boat, and offer them to every boat that goes there. It's a sort of off-shore night "sardine party" in the middle of the lake.
    The boat party is held ont the full moon night of late june/july .....:around 100 boats decorated and illuminated met there in the 2005 "sardellata".
    When the meeting is over, every boat approches the shore to better see a firework show...

    There are stands, music and food on the shore in Garda (the town), too. But the best is on the water, of course!

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Torri del Benaco Warnings and Dangers

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    by effeti Updated Jul 26, 2006

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    Be careful if you plan to travel on Sunday from march to august... You will very likely find traffic jams from 9 to 12 am (in the directions of the lake) and from 3pm to 8pm (and up) on the way back to Verona.
    A few alternative roads are available, but very hard to find (and impossible to explain). Well, in fact, maybe it's my unsaid will to keep as many as possible far from those hidden roads.... ;-)

    This problem may increase dramatically on may, 1st (labour day) and the monday following Easter sunday, cause these are traditional days for day trips of every italian..

    A boat trip makes obviuosly more sense on one on those crowded days..
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Torri del Benaco Off The Beaten Path

  • Pai di Sopra - a little charming village

    If you are driving along the eastern shore of the Lake (Verona province) you will stumble into the signs of "PAI".Really nothing special, a few houses, a bus and waterbus stop, and the usual beaches.But take a few minutes, and leave the main road to go to Pai di Sopra (the upper Pai)... it's less than 1 KM, and the road to go up is in the direction...

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  • Pai di Sopra: the view from the church

    The little church of Pai, dedicated to St. Mark (Venetian heritage, you can bet) has a balcony with one of the best views on the lake... From Sirmione to Riva del Garda, you can see the whole west shore of the lake from this spot... And at the right time enjoy the sun setting behind the mountains of the Brescia's side of the lake.

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Torri del Benaco Sports & Outdoors

  • Guided walking tours! El Vissinèl...

    I discovered this volunteers association by chanche. They organize and offer nice and guided hiking itineraries all around the garda zone.So bad i saw their summer program too late, but good for another year.Most of the programmes are traslated in one or more languagesTheir itineraries are targeted midway between nature and art. All of their...

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  • Base jumping

    I confess i don't exactly know where they jump from, but it's easy to see a lot of parachute gliders to land in a field between San Verolo (see the picture #2) and Costermano (on the backgrounds of Garda).Someone jumps from the upper side of the Malcesine cableway (a little less than 2,000 meters high), down till the lake surface (68 meters upun...

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  • Sailing

    The whole lake is good for sailing, but the stronger winds are in the north side, where the mountains sorrounding the lake are every mile nearest each other. Sort of Venturi effect.So, if you are a windsurfer (or kite surfer), the best places are North of Malcesine (Verona Province) to Torbole (Trento province) and Campione del Garda (Brescia...

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Torri del Benaco Favorites

  • Sunset from the "veronese" coast of the...

    If you are on the east coast, the one belonging the Verona province, you will see the sun set behind the mountains of the Brescia side. The pictures are all taken from Pai, between Torri and Castelletto di Brenzone. The sunsets all from the same spot.Like everywhere, sometimes the sunset in breathtaking!

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  • Beaches

    Not everywhere in the lake there are beaches and very few are sandy ( and none of the sandy ones is natural).The typical look of a beach of the norther side of the like is the one you can see in te picture: a little stripe of pebbles. The more the beach is exposed to the wave of the strong north-easterly winds, the more rounded the pebbles...

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  • The clear views of the morning

    the Lake of Garda is usually subject to thermal winds. Starting during the night and up till 11 am the "Peler" blows down from the mountains to the plains: it is fresh and clear, and usually stronger in the middle of the lake, and weaker near the shore.The visibility is high, and the view is clear.Afters 30/50 minutes of pause, the winds reverts...

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