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Arco Castle

Via Castello 10, 38062, Arco, Italy
+39 0464 554444
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Great view

Well worth the climb from the centre of Arco. It took us about 25 minutes to get to the top. The... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Saša H
via mobile
great place to visit don't miss it!

Found the walk up to castle easier than I was told even with my camera backpack on and 35 degree... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bobthetog
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London, United Kingdom
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Together with the lake, one of the characteristic elements of the Garda Trentino landscape is the rock of Arco, dominating the plain of the River Sarca at the point where it widens. Three paths lead to the castle, which was the residence of the Arco Counts in the Middle Ages; they all leave the village and wind through the olive groves in the hills to reach the castle in a few minutes. Beyond the last town-wall is the Prato della Lizza, a green balcony overlooking the Garda Trentino territory at the foot of the three enormous sides of the Torre Grande, the Prigione del Sasso and Sala degli Affreschi, beautifully frescoed with scenes of games of draughts and battles. At the top, the last refuge in the event of siege, stands the Torre Renghera, whose bell, known as the "renga", called the farmfolk to prayer.
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“steep climb” (7 reviews)
“nice walk” (6 reviews)
“lake garda” (9 reviews)
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Via Castello 10, 38062, Arco, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Well worth the climb from the centre of Arco. It took us about 25 minutes to get to the top. The view from the ruined castle is amazing. There is a caffe near the entrance and pottable water can be found all the way up...More

Thank Saša H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Found the walk up to castle easier than I was told even with my camera backpack on and 35 degree temp

Thank Bobthetog
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

20 minute slow steepish walk to the top .views fantastic. Lovely old town below .light up at night .

Thank lynn t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can hike up there.. warning can be a bit challenging hike. But there are several scenic paths! Wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Andrea F
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely worth to take the steep walk up and see the remains of the castle and at some time enjoy the panoramic view all around. There are many places to rest on the way up and the nature is really beautiful. Take proper shoes and...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We visisted this place in March, in very bad weather, so foggy - so no view. But even we didn't see the city from there, the castle was very nice! I recommend to buy a ticket inside, 'cause you cand see all the castle and...More

Thank Kateřina P
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Steep, but easy walk to castle plenty of places to stop, great views and places to take photographs.

Thank sheilaimrie65
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

The ticket are pretty cheap €3.50, and the kids below 12 years old it's free. Open from 10am and last entry at 4 pm. The castle are ruins. And you have go up to the hill, but will pay off after reach to the top....More

Thank Blossom S
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is such a nice place! After short climb you can relax in the bench with a book in your hand or just enjoy the view becuase it's amazing! The mountains, the city below you... The path up was especially gorgeous! I love the trees...More

Thank Alenka Z
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This place is lovely in all seasons. Summer and spring are recommended Start your walk from the town of Arco (park in the city's parking) and make your way to the castle. Allow 3/4 hours for the whole walk

Thank Dustin B
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