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Things to do in Arco

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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Arco
Owner description: Friends of Arco srl is the first School of Alpinism in the Alto Garda area and one of four in Trentino. Further on we are the... more » Owner description: Friends of Arco srl is the first School of Alpinism in the Alto Garda area and one of four in Trentino. Further on we are the only local company specialized outdoor activities and adventure travel for the whole family, that guarantees unique experiences within the most beautiful natural settings on earth: In the Alto Garda area, in the Dolomites and in all Italy. « less
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Arco
Category: Castles
Owner description: Together with the lake, one of the characteristic elements of the Garda Trentino landscape is the rock of Arco, dominating... more » Owner description: Together with the lake, one of the characteristic elements of the Garda Trentino landscape is the rock of Arco, dominating the plain of the River Sarca at the point where it widens. Three paths lead to the castle, which was the residence of the Arco Counts in the Middle Ages; they all leave the village and wind through the olive groves in the hills to reach the castle in a few minutes. Beyond the last town-wall is the Prato della Lizza, a green balcony overlooking the Garda Trentino territory at the foot of the three enormous sides of the Torre Grande, the Prigione del Sasso and Sala degli Affreschi, beautifully frescoed with scenes of games of draughts and battles. At the top, the last refuge in the event of siege, stands the Torre Renghera, whose bell, known as the "renga", called the farmfolk to prayer. « less
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Arco
Category: Spas
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Arco
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Arco
Owner description: The Arboretum of Arco is a strip of the archducal park created in 1872 by Archduke Alberto of Habsburg, Emperor Francesco... more » Owner description: The Arboretum of Arco is a strip of the archducal park created in 1872 by Archduke Alberto of Habsburg, Emperor Francesco Giuseppe’s cousin, near the archducal villa, when Arco was the winter residence of the Imperial Austrian Court. The Arboreto, whose vegetation, originating from various continents has been thriving due to the mild climate of Arco, still holds some species planted by the Archduke, like the majestic holm-oaks and the great conifers, the Lawson cypress and the huge sequoia. « less
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Arco
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Arco
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Arco
Owner description: Today a convention and events centre, this was originally a meeting place for the mid-19th century nobility of Central... more » Owner description: Today a convention and events centre, this was originally a meeting place for the mid-19th century nobility of Central Europe, who had chosen Arco as their winter spa resort. Many notables who visited these gaming rooms and the town. One of the most famous is the Empress Elisabetta, or “Sissi”, who may have been in Arco in 1889 on the occasion of a trip to the southern shores of Lake Garda. The splendid veranda, added in 1900 together with the great ballroom, overlooks the health promenade and the bandstand. The globe and wind column were used to inform guests about the weather conditions. « less
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Arco
Owner description: It is located south-west of Arco on the road to Varone. The building was commissioned by Francesco d’Arco in 1478. The... more » Owner description: It is located south-west of Arco on the road to Varone. The building was commissioned by Francesco d’Arco in 1478. The Franciscan convent, which still exists, was completed in 1482, and the church in 1492. Of note are the bronze entrance door of the church, and the brickworks on the façade, works by the sculptor monk Fra’ Silvio Bottes; Also his is the statue of San Francesco on the church square. In the cloister, which is placed on a lower floor, are the tombstones of Susanna Collalto, Nicolo of Arco’s mother, and of Barbara Martinengo, Andrea of Arco’s wife, who probably were once buried in the ancient church, which had been sponsored by their father-in-law.The spaces on the inside of the convent are beautiful, for their structure and proportion: there are several courtyards and rooms, among which a beautiful dining-hall where so now and then cultural and religious events are organized.You can visit the church during the day and masses are regularly celebrated by the friars. « less
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Arco
Owner description: It is located on the road from Prabi to Ceniga and is a magnificent example of sacred art with enchanting frescoes both on... more » Owner description: It is located on the road from Prabi to Ceniga and is a magnificent example of sacred art with enchanting frescoes both on the inside and outside. It is one of the most ancient monuments in Arco: the consecration of the high altar was first mentioned in 1186. The construction is very simple. It is built in a niche under an overhanging rock that serves as a wall and partly as the vault of the church, which consists of only one main room and one adjacent room for the hermits. Only the hall of the church is frescoed with images of the Last Supper and the stories of San Paolo’s life. The outside of the Retreat is always accessible; the inside is generally closed. The Retreat is opened for guided visits in the Spring and Autumn. « less
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Arco
Owner description: It is located on the “Piazza Tre Novembre”, in the centre of Arco and its imposing structure dominates the whole of the old... more » Owner description: It is located on the “Piazza Tre Novembre”, in the centre of Arco and its imposing structure dominates the whole of the old town centre. It is without any doubt one of the most beautiful and interesting monuments of the city, apart from being a meeting point for the inhabitants. It was built from the beginning of the 17th century onward, and houses numerous works of value, deserving a closer look: altars, altar-pieces and decorations. The church can be visited during the day time and there are regularly Masses and ceremonies. « less
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Arco
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Owner description: The historical Palazzo Panni, built in the late XVII century and situated at the beginning of Via Segantini, was once... more » Owner description: The historical Palazzo Panni, built in the late XVII century and situated at the beginning of Via Segantini, was once property of the noble Arco family, as the coat of arms on the main entrance testifies. It was built by Giovambattista d’Arco, afterwards occupied by Count Emanuele d’Arco, man of culture and fine musician.At the end of the eighteenth century a wool mill was placed in the Palace, from which it took the name Wool Cloth Palace (Palazzo Panni). About 400 people worked there.In the nineteenth century it was used for different activities: as a theatre, a fire station and kindergarten.In the early nineteenth century it was purchased by the Istituto della Providenza and became a boarding school. During the fascist period it was transformed in Palazzo del Littorio (the “littorio” being the fascists' symbol).Successively it was used as a School and from the nineties, after the recent restoration, it lodges the Councillor’s Office of Culture, the Public Library, The Fondo Antico Bruno Emmert and the Municipal Art Gallery G. Segantini. « less
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Owner description: A jewel of sacral art in the territory. It is located on the road to Prabi, in via Legionari Cecoslovacchi. It was first... more » Owner description: A jewel of sacral art in the territory. It is located on the road to Prabi, in via Legionari Cecoslovacchi. It was first mentioned at the beginning of the XIV century, as local documents show. Very precious are the series of frescos, both under the external arcade and on the inside of the church. They are dating back, even if they aren’t coeval and those on the outside overlapping, to the early XIV century. The church underwent various events. In the XVIII century the church was left in charge of the hermits, but little by little it was abandoned; in 1882 it was restored and the beautiful frescos, covered with layers of lime, came to light; during the First World War the church was damaged, still visible on the outside, and then it was closed for a long time. The latest restoration, in 1983, brought it back to the present condition. The church is open during the summer months. « less
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