Torri & San Vigilio & Garda
Garda is a beautiful town with many narrow streets. The place is very touristic and offers a long lake promenade and many bars and restaurants. Garda has many beautiful bathing beaches, especially towards the south, along the car-free shore path to Bardolino and Lazise, which is ideal for hiking and cycling.
Torri del Benaco is a picturesque holiday resort right on the lake, which offers many beautiful hiking opportunities (Monte Baldo) and good bathing opportunities (Punta San Vigilio).The place has a winding, historic old town and a pretty lakeside promenade and a picturesque harbor. A car ferry runs regularly from Torri to Maderno, which is on the other side of the lake. This offers the opportunity to visit the beautiful towns of Toscolano-Maderno, Gardone, Salò and Gargnano.
Garda: Villa Albertini- in a magnificent, large park. Inside there are paintings and works of art worth seeing. The villa is privately owned and unfortunately cannot be visited, you can only see the facade from the outside through the closed gate. The 15th-century
Der Palazzo Carlotti aus dem 15. Jh. ist ein historisches Gebäude im Zentrum von Garda. Hier finden ab und zu Ausstellungen von Kunst und Fotografie statt. Ursprünglich umgaben mauern und ein Garten den Palazzo, von dem in unseren Tagen noch die Loggia erhalten ist, die einst Hafenbecken und Aussichtpunkt war.
Garda: The Palazzo dei Capitani overlooks the town's main square, which is adjacent to the port. The governor used to reside in this Venetian palazzo from the 15th century, built in the Gothic-Venetian style. The building has a beautiful façade with lancet windows and was once located directly on the lake shore.
Torri: The castle of the Scaligeri is impressive. This is worth seeing as it is one of the last functioning lemonades on Lake Garda. It is one of the greenhouses still in use, with old trees full of citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges and tangerines. You can also climb one of the towers of the castle to enjoy the beautiful view over the town and the lake.
Torri: You can also visit the parish church of Santi Apostoli Pietro e Paolo, baroque church from the 18th century and the Torre di Berengario tower.
Torri: also stop at the port square, framed by the castle and medieval facades, and the Hotel Gardesana, former 16th-century palace with a small 14th-century Santissima Trinità church.
2. Punta San Vigilio
Excursion to Punta San Vigilio (between Torri and Garda) - Here is the fantastically beautiful bay Baia delle Sirene.Park with countless olive trees, plus a playground for children, kiosks, sanitary facilities and tables for picnics - and a beautiful view over the water (child-friendly and subject to a charge).
Link: https://www.parcobaiadellesirene.it - Information (also in English) on the Punta San Vigilio Baia delle Sirene beach, near Torri and Garda.
3. Bathing & Sports
Bathing beach: Spiaggia Cavalla (child-friendly)
Cavaion Veronese (near Garda) - Riovalli Acquasplash(water and wellness park)
Lazise - Aquaparadise Park.
Garda - Wellness Park Gardacqua- The exclusive water and wellness paradise Gardacquain an imposing glass dome.
Torri: Swimming in Lido Sbocco Valle Randina and Lido Baia Stanca (Child friendly)
The territory of Brenzone has a beautiful cycle and pedestrian path, almost 10 km long, that connects the entire municipal area from north to south, from Assenza, the first village north of the municipality with a beautiful view of the island of Trimelone, via Porto and Magugnano to Castelletto, the last village in the south. The bike path is spacious and far from the dangers of the road. There are cultural highlights along the route. Among them are two medieval churches: the Church of San Nicola in Assenza and the Church of San Zeno de l'Oselet with the Villa Romana in Castelletto. If you want, you can take another beautiful cycle path north of Assenza, via Cassone to Malcesine.
Excursion to San Zeno di Montagna, a health resort at about 600 meters altitude - ideal starting point for hikers and mountain bikers to explore the Monte Baldo region. At San Zeno di Montagna (above Torri) is the Jungle Adventure Park (adventure and amusement park).
Golf Cà degli ulivi, Via Ghiandare 2, I-37010 Marciaga di Costermano (VR).
4. Excursions & boat trips timetable Lake Garda
Line ships on Lake Garda travel north from Desenzano to Malcesine and Riva. From Riva you can return via Gargnano, Salò and Desenzano.
For information on the boat schedule on Lake Garda click here...
The car ferry takes you from Toscolano to Torri in 20 minutes. There is a lot to see on the Verona side of Lake Garda: Gardaland, Colà thermal park, various nature parks and water parks, cable car from Malcesine to Monte Baldo (at 1700 meters altitude), Verona. On the Brescian side of Lake Garda you can visit the beautiful towns of Toscolano-Maderno, Gardone and Salò.
For information on the timetable of the Lake Garda - car ferry from Toscolano-Maderno to Torri click here...
Hike up the hill to the southern Garda Castle (Rocca di Garda) and Camaldolese Hermitage. From the remains of the medieval castle you have a beautiful view of the entire bay of Garda up to S. Vigilio and the whole lake.
Excursion to Molina - in the Valpolicella - area, easily accessible from Garda: Park of the waterfalls Parco delle cascate. Via Bacilieri 1, Molina di Fumane (VR) - - Tel. +39 045 77 20 185
Excursion to Caprino Veronese (Spiazzi district), a town at the foot of Monte Baldo, surrounded by vineyards and olive groves. From there you can take numerous beautiful hikes, such. E.g. to the pilgrimage church Madonna della Corona (Santuario Madonna della Corona in Spiazzi) from the 16th century, which is in the middle of steep rock faces in a unique location. (Pilgrimages mainly in September and October) From here you can enjoy beautiful views of the Adige Valley below.
The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona is a place of silence and meditation suspended between heaven and earth, hidden in the heart of the cliffs of Monte Baldo. It is about 20 kilometers from Lake Garda. The Sanctuary in the Rock is in Spiazzi where you can park your car and then walk down to the Sanctuary. On the descent you can also admire a beautiful Via Crucis made up of 14 stations.
Link: https://www.madonnadellacorona.it - Sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona on Monte Baldo. Information also in English.
Castelletto di Brenzone is located north of Torri. It is divided into a district with a tourist harbor that is worth seeing and the old, picturesque and historic district on the slope of Monte Baldo, which lies in an olive grove that extends up to Monte Baldo. Beautiful lakeside promenades, shore paths and bathing spots. The short hike from Castelletto di Brenzone up to Biaza is also very beautiful, in an untouched landscape.
Worthwhile hike south to Albisano and Strada dei Castei, old road connection above the lake between Torri and Garda, with fantastic views of Punta San Vigilio, one of the most beautiful and idyllic places on Lake Garda. This road also leads to the rocky landscape on the slope of Monte Luppia, above Brancolino, where interesting Neolithic rock carvings have been discovered.
An excursion to the western shore of Lake Garda is also interesting, namely with the car ferry to Toscolano - Maderno, which runs about every hour during the day and takes you by car or bicycle to the other side of the lake in about 20 minutes.
If you drive up the mountain from Torri you can reach the Prada Costabella chairlift in San Zeno di Montagna. The original Prada-Ortigaretta (2 people) basket lift, 2 km long from the Prada car park (1,014 m) to the Baita Turri Rifugio (1,550 m), will be replaced by a new basket lift. The Ortigaretta-Costabella chairlift (1 person) gives way to a new chairlift for 2 people and goes up to the Rifugio Fiori del Baldo (1,850 m) over a distance of 955 m.
In addition to the popular Malcesine cable car, these two lifts now also take mountain and Lake Garda fans to the summit of Monte Baldo. The new Prada-Costabella cable car is an interesting alternative for hikers and mountain bikers on southern Monte Baldo. If you can't quite manage the ascent of Monte Baldo or would like some relief, you can load your bike on both lifts using a device on the outside. Look forward to unlimited bike fun!
5. Restaurants & Wineyards in the Garda hinterland
Locanda Perbellini Al Lago Ai Beati
Above Garda with a wonderful view of the lake, you can eat well.
Address Via Val Mora 57, Garda
Phone +39 045 657 31 14
Good and courteous service. Enjoy your meal.
Address Via Pigna 1, Affi (in der Nähe von Garda)
Phone +39 045 626 03 09 und 327 770 97 94
Rest day Monday
Trattoria da Nanni
Good restaurant near Garda.
Address Via Gazzoli, Costermano sul Garda (VR)
Phone +39 045 72 00 080
Osteria al Pescatore
Excellent fish restaurant. The best thing to do is try the menu. After dinner you can sleep in the Hotel Garda Family House in the evening if the return trip to the rented apartment is far away.
Address Restaurant Via Imbarcadero 31, Castelletto di Brenzone
Phone +39 045 74 30 702
Hotel Garda Family House
Basic hotel. You can sleep here after eating at the Osteria al Pescatore.
Address Via Beato Giuseppe Nascimbeni 12, Brenzone sul Garda
Phone +39 045 65 98 700
Ristorante & Locanda Alla Fassa
Enjoy your meal. The location right on Lake Garda is very nice.
Address Via b. G. Nascimbeni 11/13, Castelletto di Brenzone (am See, in der Nähe von Torri)
Phone +39 045 743 03 19
Rest day Tuesday
Very nice staff. Good quality food in a nice garden.
Address Contrada Castello 14, San Zeno di Montagna (oberhalb von Torri)
Phone +39 045 728 56 67
Vineyards in the Garda hinterland
Antico Fenilon - wine producer
This winery is located on the regional road between Affi and Avio and is easily accessible from Garda.Continuing north you come to the town of Avio.There is a beautiful castle that you can visit.In the Antico Fenilon winery you can buy good red and sparkling wines.You should also try the dessert wine
For example: Good sparkling wine: Fenilon - Vino Spumante di Qualità extra dry - 60 mesi -
Addres Località Fenilon, bei Preabocco, Brentino Belluno (VR)
Phone +39 339 24 67 186
Phone +39 338 86 32 577
Events in Garda:
Italian Bodypainting Festival, in Garda, in June
Sardine Festival. Sardellata al Chiar di Luna, in Garda, in July
Weekly market in Garda, every week, every Friday
Caprino Veronese, near Garda. The Baldo Festival in Pazzon is also held here every year, with a rich program.
Events in Torri:
Festa dei marroni. Marroni Festival, in San Zeno, near Torri, in October
Weekly market in San Zeno di Montagna, near Torri, every week, every Monday
Weekly market in Torri del Benaco, every week, every Monday
Via crucis. In Brenzone, near Castelletto di Brenzone, at Easter
Vintage and retro, antique artisan flea market, in Brenzone, near Castelletto di Brenzone, from June to August
Notti magiche. Magical Nights, in Brenzone, near Castelletto di Brenzone, in August
Punta veleno. Cycle race in Brenzone, near Castelletto di Brenzone, in September
Weekly market in Castelletto di Brenzone every week on Tuesday
Torri with Scaligeri Castle
Torri - Beach
Car ferry from Torri to Maderno
Torri - Seepromenade
Torri - Turm Torre dei Berengari und Kirche San Pietro e Paolo
Torri - Port and Scaliger Castle
Torri - Beach
Port of Torri - In the background Monte Pizzocolo
Torri - Hafen mit Palazzo della Gardesana
Biaza, above Castelletto