TORBOLE SUL GARDA. The village stands on a calcareous slope on the sides of Mount Baldo with the houses set in an amphitheatre on the bay.
Given its ventilated position and the prohibition of motorboats use, this has become an internationally-renown sailing and wind-surfing centre and represents an authentic haven for the enthusiasts who consider this area as one of the best places to practise water sports. The famous writer Goethe defined Torbole and its incredible winds as "a marvel of nature, an enchanting place". The most striking part of Torbole has preserved its original appearance typical of a fishing village which was created centuries ago.
The most picturesque site of Torbole is the small port with the characteristic buildings of the Old Customs (15th century) and of the Casa Beust, where artists used to meet after the Second World War. Charming sites are reminiscent of past traditions, such as the small house of "duty", heritage of the Austro-Hungarian period, and are situated at the entrance to the small port, or the narrow central square where a plaque commemorates Goethe´s stay here.
The village of Torbole was preferred by many German painters who drew the inspiration for their works from the wild beauty of this place.