Holidays Arco

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It is the castle, standing atop a rocky hill in the center of the Sarca Valley, which marks the way to the historic center of Arco. Inhabited since pre-historic times, Arco owes its fame to its clear, limpid atmosphere which, together with the mildness of the climate, earned it the designation natural clinic during the era of the Austrian Kurort (1872 - 1925). The Austrian domination left its mark on Arco, on the parks and gardens, on the elegant liberty villas and the beautiful renaissance buildings. In the Arboretum of Arco, a strip of the ancient park desired by the Archduke Albert of Hapsburg, you can admire plants from four different continents and follow a trail through the public gardens and olive groves to the medieval castle which belonged to the Counts of Arco.


On the left side of the Collegiata, the Marchetti square opens out with the building (16th century) of the same name with frescoes by an unknown artist. The old town is characterized by many striking stone portals worked in rural and noble style. It is worth naming also the porphyry paved squares, the fountains and the communal washing sinks.
Further South, outside the fortified remains, the 19th century town (liberty style) opens out with villas and buildings dating back to the golden period of the "town of health".
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1 Lake in Arco

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Information on the region

Arco is situated on the northern fringe of Lake Garda. It is a historical and cultural centre of great interest with a well documented tradition of hospitality and tourism. The town of Arco, as well as the whole area surrounding it, enjoys the natural benefits of a mild climate and the florid Mediterranean flora, but only here is the air so clean and invigorating, and is the foundation of its past glory and its reputation as a "natural clinic". Arco is an ecological niche, a romantic refuge, a microcosm of history and culture. Parks and gardens with elegant liberty style villas, wonderful Renaissance palaces, a rich and diverse cuisine, light and full-bodied wines are the perfect pre-requisites for a holiday characterized by relaxation, sport and fun.
The ancient part of the town is surrounded by the rocks of the castle that has been recently renovated and open to the public. Overlooking the whole town there is the rock on which the Collegiata of Palladian school, founded in 1613, was built. Many noble residences owned by the Counts of Arco border the III Novembre square: the present Town Hall, Palazzo Giuliani and, in Via Vergolano, Palazzo Plateola.
On the left side of the Collegiata, the Marchetti square opens out with the building (16th century) of the same name with frescoes by an unknown artist. The old town is characterized by many striking stone portals worked in rural and noble style. It is worth naming also the porphyry paved squares, the fountains and the communal washing sinks.
Further South, outside the fortified remains, the 19th century town (liberty style) opens out with villas and buildings dating back to the golden period of the "town of health".
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Climate & Weather

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Arrival & Address

Brennero motorway A 22, exit at the toll gate Rovereto Sud (15 minutes).
Get route
To the railway station FS Rovereto, from there by bus.
The nearest airports are Catullo in Verona (90 km distance), Marco Polo in Venice (195 km), Milano Linate (245 km) and the new airport in Bolzano (60 km).
flight reservation
InGarda Trentino - Ufficio Periferico
Viale delle Palme, 1
38062 Arco, Italy