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Penede Castle

Near Lake Garda | Above Torbole, 38069 Nago, Nago-Torbole, Italy
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Great view

Fabulous views over the lake and Torbole. Nice walk up not to strenuous. Worth it for the view. We... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RoyBatty2019
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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Tough climb but great view

A tough climb from Torbole but worth the great view. The climb from Nago, then down to Torbole is... read more

Reviewed May 18, 2018
Frank F
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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The ruins of Penede Castle surround the colossal rock extending towards Lake Garda above Torbole.Location of a prehistoric construction with walls, maybe a place fortified by the Romans, the castle ist first mentioned in 1210.After having been contended all through the middle age, the castle was sacked in 1703 and set ablaze by the French-Spanish troops of the Duke of Vendôme. The rocky spur of the castle was fortified by the Austrians in 1914 with artillery (80 and 100 caliber) in connection with the fortresses of Nago. This spot enjoys exceptional panoramic view. In the underlying wood we find the ruins of an enormous lime wall (probably a Roman tower) with parts of a staircase in red stone. Clay tiles, Roman coins and pottery were unearthed here, and represent proof of the Roman presence.
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Near Lake Garda | Above Torbole, 38069 Nago, Nago-Torbole, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fabulous views over the lake and Torbole. Nice walk up not to strenuous. Worth it for the view. We walked there on an organised trek so our great guide told us loads of interesting facts about the area.

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Reviewed May 18, 2018

A tough climb from Torbole but worth the great view. The climb from Nago, then down to Torbole is somewhat easier. Historical castle is a ruin but there are markers with historical information along the way.

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

We had a lovely walk from Torbole up to the castle and would recommend this. It is rather steep and I don't recommend doing this in sandals as we saw someone trying to do. Don't miss the alleyway in between the houses - you need...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2017

There is a lovely walk up to Penede Castle from the centre of Nago (don't go the steep way!! - go via the hilltop restaurant). The walk takes you through a well looked after picnic area - the castle was closed the day we walked...More

Thank Janie B
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Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

It's a tough walk up and not for those with mobility problems. It is well worth the walk for the amazing views! We did the walk most mornings after breakfast

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Reviewed August 16, 2015

Whenever we visit Nago-Torbole we love to ensure a walk to this lovely old ruin. Much more of it has now been opened to the public, and it is great just to stroll around or have a picnic. The castle sits within a lovely park,...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2015

Not much of the original structure left to see but great location and atmospheric also free entry. lovely walk up from the village of Nago

Thank SheenaE312
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Reviewed June 18, 2015

The walk up to the castle was pleasant, picnic areas on the way, but there was little left of the castle building. It looks more impressive from the Roman road, standing on the edge of a cliff.

Thank JohnKath4447
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Reviewed May 24, 2015

Not too tough a climb and the views were amazing at the top. Not much of the actual castle left but enough to get an idea of what it would have been like.

Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed June 10, 2014

We have been to Penede Castle twice on our roadtrip through Italy. Get up there and you will be rewarded with an amazing view over the lake Lago di Garda. Also the ruins of the castle are interesting, especially for people who like this stuff...More

Thank Mieroslav
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