Visit the city Torbole sul Garda
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The village clings to the calcareous rocks on the extreme north-west slope of Mont Baldo, which is well known in Europe thanks to the richness of it’s flora; it lies close to the mouth of the River Sarca and it’s houses are set as an anphitheatre around the small gulf, in front of Mount Rochetta and the Ledro Alps. This area was populated in prehistoric times and colonized during the Roman Imperial times; it formed a community with Nago, castle residence of the Count’s of Arco.
The tourist vocation of Torbole dates back to the 15th century when Torbole became a pleasant place to stop for European travellers passing through on the Atesina road from Germany to Italy. Montaigne visited Torbole in 1580. But it was Goethe who launched it touristically in the romantic German world. The poet arrived here from Rovereto in the afternoon of 12th September 1786, four days after having crossed Brenner Pass. Goethe was 37 years old and getting in touch with the blue expanse of Lake Garda and the silver olive-groves, he experienced for the first time the mild climate of the places extolled by the Classics, and he believed to have achieved happiness. Even the Brescian Cesare Arici, idyllic rural poet, exalted the “fishy Torbole”. The extraordinary picturesque look of the village enticed several painters from the German romantic and late romantic world.