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Torri del Benaco

Village Lake Garda, Italy

Home to the olive tree, whose groves spreads right down to its beaches Torri del Benaco

Torri del Benaco is blessed with the mildest of climates, and is home to the olive tree, whose groves spreads right down to its beaches. In its lush woods, where ilexes and oaks grow, you will find the "cistus albidus", which normally grows only along coastal regions. A view of Torri del Benaco from the lake is unforgettable; all you need do to enjoy this view, is take the ferry which goes back and forth from one end of the lake to the other.

Torri is a small and relatively quiet lakeside village to the north of its larger and bustling neighbors Garda and Bardolino. It stretches north and south along the Gardesana Orientale road on the eastern edge of the lake, but the picturesque area around the harbor and the historic castle is the heart of the settlement. The village name Torri del Benaco ("towers of Benacus") refers to the three towers and the fortifications built here and to the old Roman name for Lake Garda. The Romans constructed the first strongpoint here, but the impressive castle walls were built centuries later.

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Torri del Benaco
37010 Torri del Benaco VR, Italy

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