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Arco Castle

Via Castello 10, 38062, Arco, Italy
+39 0464 554444
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Worth it for the views alone

Quite a steep trek up to the castle from the town but the surface is well paved so anyone should be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emmet M
Walking holiday

This is a lovely castle overlooking Arco. A fairly steep walk up, but there's a cabin near the top... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Frank K
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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)
“lake garda” (10 reviews)
“nice walk” (6 reviews)
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Via Castello 10, 38062, Arco, Italy
+39 0464 554444
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite a steep trek up to the castle from the town but the surface is well paved so anyone should be able to go up (just how long will vary depending on age/fitness etc!). The few bits of the castle ruins left are nice but...More

Thank Emmet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely castle overlooking Arco. A fairly steep walk up, but there's a cabin near the top selling ices,coffee and cold drinks

Thank Frank K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely walk to ARCO castle. Although you need decent footwear. It is a bit of a hike. I would advise you take a bottle of water. It gets very hot while heading to the castle. There was refreshments at the top when we...More

Thank IamFiona1964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Opportunities for mountain bikes, ferratas, hiking but also relaxation and sipping in bars.Good for group of young people but also families with kids.

Thank Vlastimil D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arco is a lovely city with some wonderful architecture and the amazing castle - hard work at 33C but definitely worth the effort to get the atmosphere and the views.... and a beer at the top!

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful but prepare for a very long walk to get there. Once up there you can enjoy the amazing views.

Thank Loren V
Reviewed 7 July 2017

If you are in Arco you must explore the castle ruins but I wouldn't go to Arco for the purpose of exploring it. It is, however, visually impressive when viewed from ground level.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Palace hotel Cita in Arco and they gifted us a Guest Card from province Trentino. We could enter the castle for free and enjoyed it pretty view. The climb was doable 30 minutes but please make sure you do it early morning,...More

Thank MrChenFromGermany
Reviewed 24 June 2017 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 20 June 2017

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

Thank Bobthetog
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