Torbole sul Garda is located on the northern gulf of Garda Lake. It used to be a little fishing and boating village, but today it is the most attractive destination for windsurfers. Torbole is in fact a sailing and surfing center of international importance, with free and equipped beaches. It is also a starting point for mountain bike excursions, easy walks and treks. The tiny harbour is the most picturesque corner, with the Old Customs House and House Beust.
Torbole fascinated even Goethe, who described its winds as one of the wonders of nature and a breathtaking sigh. The enthusiastic descriptions of Goethe prompted many young painters and poets to visit Torbole on Lake Garda as part of their Grand Tours.
Nago is located on a rocky hill, north of Torbole and on the way to the higher Adige valley. The Penede castle and the Austro-Hungarian fort of Nago were strategic surveillance points on the main route that led from the Adige valley to Lake Garda. The castle and the forts have been restored and are open to the public.
A pleasant walk from Nago to Torbole will lead you past the Marmitte dei Giganti, glacial excavation wells dating back from the Quaternary era.