Torri del Benaco
Nestled at the foot of Mount Baldo, along the Veronese shore of Lake Garda, and surrounded by pine woods, olive groves and lemon orchards, Torri del Benaco combines the charm of a medieval village with the liveliness of a modern tourist centre. The town is dominated by the Scaligero Castle dating back to the fourteeth century, which houses an interesting ethnographic museum with sections dedicated to prehistoric rock engravings, fishing and olive growing and an eighteenth-century lemon growing greenhouse. To welcome the tourist, this lakeside locality offers various types of accommodation, including hotels, apartments, residences and campsites, all of which guarantee a pleasant stay. There is also an efficient ferry service from Torri del Benaco that takes tourists to the nearby towns and villages around the Lake, which are worth visiting from a historical point of view and can be admired from a different perspective. In addition, there are numerous routes and paths for mountain bikers that lead to the hills and Mount Baldo, amidst woods of hornbeam, hazels, ash and oaks. A true paradise for sailing and windsurfing, Torri del Benaco is also a popular centre for scuba-diving enthusiasts who will have the chance to see a curious underwater crib during particular festivities. History makes this place even more fascinating. The first settlement was of Roman origin, the ancient Castrum Turrium, but the discovery of rock carvings, dating back to about 4,000 years ago, bears witness to the presence of man in these places since prehistoric times.