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Arco

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Altitude: 91m
Population: 16900

 

Arco is a well-kept health resort in Trentino, on the north shore of Lake Garda. Sharply rises the Castle Hill of Arco, at the foot of which the town is nestled between the mountains and the lake. East of the town flows the river Sarca, the major influx of Lake Garda.

Due to its mild climate Arco is, since the second half of the 19th Century, a popular health resort. Archduke Albert of Austria in 1872 made Arco the town of his winter residence. The palm-lined avenues, the beautifully renovated Renaissance houses and the small squares of the old town invite you to stroll and linger.

Today Arco is a very popular holiday resort for athletes: sailing, windsurfing, mountain biking, and especially climbing and free climbing. Every year in Arco, is hold the "Rock Master" - the world championships of the climbers.

 

Attractions in Arco
• The Parish Church Collegiata- one of the most important buildings in the Trentino late Renaissance (17th century).
• The Palazzo Marchetti and Palazzo Plateola that were built by the Counts of Arco.
• The ruins of castle (Rocca) on Castle Hill.
• Arboretum - Botanical Garden of Arco: originally it was the park of the Archducal palace. It is created in miniature landscapes and two botanical trails inform visitors.
• Apollinare, a small Romanesque church from the 7th Century.

 

Attractions in the surroundings
• The Sarca Valley at east of Arco.
• The stone desert Marocche on the road from Dro to Cavedine Lake, which was created by the retreat of a glacier at the end of the Ice Age.
• The romantic castle Castel Toblino, located on a peninsula of the deep blue lake Toblino.





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