The Varone Waterfall Tour provides two different observation points and two different settings to admire the spectacular watercourse. The first observation point is the Lower Cave where you can see the last phase of the waterfall. The second observation point, the Upper Cave, is 40 metres further up and from there you can see the full force of the waterfall. The cave and the waterfall are surrounded by a private natural park, a small nature reserve which has been protected thanks to the work of those people who have managed the Varone waterfall over the years, starting from the moment the first infrastructures were built (1874). Before that, in fact, it was virtually impossible to get close to the waterfall, as the paths enabling visitors to climb up the mountain today had not been laid out yet; there were only steep cliffs and the waterfall was only accessible if you climbed up the waterfall itself or if you were prepared to dangle at the end of a rope - something only experienced mountaineers felt confident enough to do, of course.
Today, thanks to the paths, the bridges, the walkways, the handrails and the winding flights of steps, this impressive natural phenomenon can be seen by everyone. Varone waterfall on Lake Garda was inaugurated amid great pomp on 20th June 1874, with a special guest of honour: Prince Nicholas of Montenegro, who happened to be holidaying by the lake in that period. It was a major event for the town of Riva del Garda, and was talked about for many years by its citizens. From then on, every time there was some official engagement in Riva del Garda with a gala lunch in honour of the guests, it became customary before or after the lunch to slip in a visit to the Varone falls, for after all Varone was the pride of Riva del Garda or, at the very least, one of the best attractions in the area of northern Lake Garda.