TORBOLE-NAGO: THE CITIES OF THE WIND

For those from northern Europe, the arrival in Torbole is described as one of the most enchanting moments of the holiday. It is between Nago and Torbole that one discovers the panorama of the Garda Lake: the first olive groves, the blue of the lake, the brisk air. There is no writer who has passed by this area who has not made mention of the moment of arrival and the sensations he or she felt.

Today Torbole mostly attracts those who love sailing and surfing and it is considered the most important European training ground for windsurfing, and even sailboats come here to be put to the test. The Ora and Pelèr winds are so important that they are considered as characters. Goethe described them as “a marvel of nature, an enchanting spectacle”. Coming to Torbole without trying surf is a bit like going to Verona without passing by the Arena. Torbole is also famous for another daring feat, worthy of a Hollywood film, in which it was involved. We are in 1439 and Brescia was besieged and in war with Milan. The Venetian Republic came to its rescue, under the leadership of Gattamelata, who organised an epic deed. He brought a fleet of 30 ships from Venice, sailing through the Adige River to Rovereto and then brought by land until Torbole, for 20 km, through the mountains. The episode and in particular the battle between Brescia and Milan, was remembered as “Galeas per montes” and it was depicted by painters such as Tintoretto (today in the Doge’s Palace of Venice, Great Council Hall.)

Torbole-Nago in 4 steps

Defined as a heritage of Italian geology, THE CAULDRONS OF THE GIANTS (LE MARMITTE DEI GIGANTI) can be found at a short...

Towards Nago there is a FORT from 1860that was part of the Austrian fortifications along the Italian border...

THE PENEDE CASTLE has an exceptional view over the Garda. The first mention of the Castle dates...

There are many pathways in Torbole-Nago. One of the most interesting, according to many, is the BUSATTE-TEMPESTA...

Questions and Answers

In a central position in Torbole is the first RIP CURL STORE in Italy...

In Torbole, along the lakeside boulevard,there is also a beach that is free of charge...

If you are a beginner, they say that the best part of the day to practice is the morning...

The panorama at the ALLA TERRAZZA restaurant of Torbole is still the same as the one that enchanted Goethe...

The report of Torbole-Nago