"Arco - in the Shadow of Lago di Garda" Arco by Lacristina

Arco Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 19 photos

It's not on the lake - so why go?

Arco lies a few kilometers from Lago di Garda (Garda Lake), which is the main tourist attraction in the region. It sits just north of Riva del Garda, the northern-most of the lakeside tourist towns.

My friend Camilla who grew up summering on the southern end of Lago di Garda was incredulous. "Arco? Why would you go there? There's nothing there."

How about some world-class rock climbing? Or the charming ruins of a castle, perched dramatically on a steep hill? Or paying only 90 euros per day for brand-new, two bedroom apartment, with covered patio and flower garden, lovingly creating from an old farm house?

Actually, most Americans have never even heard of Lago di Garda - Lakes Como and Maggiore seem to get all the press.

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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Not on the Lake
  • Cons:Not on the Lake
  • In a nutshell:A rock climbing paradise, with an Italian lifestyle. What could be better?
  • Last visit to Arco: Jul 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 16, 2005
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  • icunme's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2007 at 9:30 AM

    Hi Cristina - someone just mentioned Arco and, I should have known - you've been there!

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo
    Aug 7, 2005 at 10:39 AM

    Arco looks lovely even for not rock climbers

  • Maurizioago's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2005 at 9:42 AM

    Ciao! Have you been to Trento?

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2005 at 3:47 AM

    Hey I'm a surfer not a mountain climber so as much as I love snow skiing too, my fear of heights prevents me from ever trying rock climbing, but I have enormous respect for those who do. Beautiful main photo too! Ciao Cristina.

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