Travel guide Torri del Benaco
Easy travel to your holiday by train, bus, car and plane
Getting to your affordable vacation rental or private holiday home on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Italian province of Veneto is easy and fast by train. From Munich, there are several direct connections every day to Rovereto on the northern shore and Verona on the southern shore of Lake Garda. The journey time from Munich is only four and a half hours. From there, you can reach the cities of Lazise
, Bardolino, Garda
and Torri del Benaco by public transport. If you prefer to travel by your own car, you can drive through Austria or Switzerland to your holiday in Torri del Benaco. The Brenner motorway runs along the eastern shore of Lake Garda through Bolzano, Trento and Rovereto to Verona. For further journeys, the airports at Verona, Bergamo and Venice
are available. If you arrive via the latter, you can combine your holiday with a visit to the lagoon city. Another alternative for getting to Lake Garda is by long-distance bus. There are bus lines from Munich that serve every town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, so you can be taken directly to your accommodation.
Mediterranean vegetation in the north of Italy
The climate in the region around Lake Garda
and Torri del Benaco is particularly mild for an Alpine region. The panorama of the mountains and the lake with its Mediterranean vegetation fascinated Goethe on his journey through Italy. Here you will find vineyards and olive groves, citrus fruits and palm trees. In the gardens of the villas, cypresses, bougainvillea and oleander thrive. Even in winter there is little rainfall and temperatures are mostly above freezing point. The annual average temperature is 17°C. The summer months are dry and warm up to 30°C. Hikers appreciate the spring and autumn months. Water enthusiasts enjoy the pleasant water temperatures in the summer. The typical wind blows from the north in the morning and turns to the south in the afternoon, making Lake Garda very popular among sailors. In your holiday apartment or holiday home on the Olive Riviera on the eastern shore of the lake, you also have the advantage of being able to enjoy the pleasant afternoon sun.
The legacy of the Scaligers and the lemons of the Count
The Romans called Lake Garda "Benacus" - hence the name of the town. Under Emperor Claudio Gothicus, they fought against the Alamanni on the shores of Lake Garda. Later, Verona, Milan and the Venetian Republic fought for control of the lake. The Scaligers from Milan left the most visited attraction near Torri del Benaco: a castle with a large adjoining greenhouse. The castle houses the Museo del Castello Scaligero, which displays an exhibition about Lake Garda and the history of fishing. The greenhouse is part of the museum and can be visited. It was Count Carlo Bettoni-Cazzago who first brought lemons and oranges to Lake Garda. The greenhouses developed in the entire region since the 18th century for the cultivation of citrus fruits, which is why they are also called "Limonaien". On the other side of the lake, opposite Torri del Benaco in Bogliaco, you can visit the Count's villa. Of the churches in Torri del Benaco, the small baroque church of Santi Pietro e Paolo and the church of SS. Trinità on Piazza Calderin are worth a visit.
Cultural highlights around the lake
From your vacation rental or affordable holiday home with pool and lake view in Torri del Benaco, you can easily reach top-class art and cultural sites on day trips. Just around the corner from your home, behind the small town of Bardolino, is the Ethno-anthropological Museum Sisàn dedicated to ornithology as well as fish and hunting traditions on Lake Garda. Nearby, the Olive Oil Museum provides information about the production of healthy and tasty oil. High-quality art can be found in the medieval city of Verona
, which has the oldest archeological museums in Europe and the most important art collection in Veneto at the Castelvecchio. In the old town, you will find another exciting attraction: the house that is said to have served as inspiration for Shakespeare's city palace in Romeo and Juliet. The balcony was only added to the façade in the 20th century and is made from an ancient sarcophagus. In the warm summer months, the theater summer takes place in the heart of the old town with many open-air performances. All around the lake, the towns outdo each other with spectacular fireworks during the warm nights.
Feasting in three Italian provinces
The northern part of Lake Garda belongs to Trentino, the eastern shore to Veneto, and the western shore to Lombardy. Let's start our culinary tour in Trentino with the heartiest cuisine, the cuisine of the Alps. Here you will find bacon or cheese dumplings on the menus, and in winter truffles (tartufo) are harvested on Monte Baldo. The red wines from Teroldego and Marzemino go well with these hearty dishes. In the southeast of Lake Garda, look out for goat cheese-filled courgette flowers, especially during the warmer months – an absolute delight. They are best accompanied by a light and fruity white wine from Veneto. This also goes well with the tasty fish dishes that all three provinces have in common. Lake Garda offers trout, eels, pike, cod and perch. If you prefer cooking in your private holiday apartment or holiday home, the local markets offer a wide selection of freshly caught fish, meat, and fruit and vegetables from all over Italy. The weekly market in Torri del Benaco takes place every Monday morning and is within walking distance of your apartment.
A holiday with loved ones
Enjoy the lake view from your holiday apartment or private holiday home in Torri del Benaco. The whole family will find something to their liking here. Family-friendly accommodation in Torri del Benaco
offers plenty of space, a large garden and a private pool. Want to bring your pet on holiday? - No problem: Many landlords have pets themselves, so dogs are allowed in their accommodations – perfect for a holiday with your dog in Torri del Benaco
. The many hiking trails in the region around Torri del Benaco offer numerous opportunities for excursions- from walks along the Riva del Garda to day hikes in the mountains. Lake Garda also attracts with its many beaches and swimming opportunities for both young and old. By the way, there are many dog-friendly beaches around the lake. If your dog still isn't tired at the end of the day, it can continue to play in the garden of your accommodation while you cool off in the pool.
Take in the landscape and unwind
The real attraction at Lake Garda is the loveliness of the landscape and the relaxed atmosphere of the small towns on the shores of the lake, such as the village of Albisano, Toscolano-Maderno and San Felice del Benaco on the western shore, or the village of San Zeno di Montagna, situated high up on the slopes. Enjoy the landscape and the delicious food in the numerous restaurants and cafés around the small harbor of Torri del Benaco. In the afternoon, when the sun sets behind the hills on the other side of the lake, the atmosphere is particularly beautiful. The sailboats gently sway in the water of the harbor, and it is time for an Italian aperitivo or a glass of wine. Our literary companion: Heckhard Henscheid, "Die Lieblichkeit des Gardasee" – brilliantly funny, thought-provoking and amusing. Lean back on the terrace of your holiday home or holiday apartment in Torri del Benaco. Let the lake view and the Italian lifestyle work their magic on you.