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Torbole holidays

Lake Garda’s windsurfing capital, brimming with history, culture and amazing scenery, Torbole is an incredible place to spend a varied holiday. With its relaxed cafe culture and focus on adventure pursuits, Torbole the perfect place to enjoy an active holiday, made all the more special with the dramatic scenery.

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At a glance: • Windsurfer’s paradise • cafe culture • mountain terrain

Great for: • Active holidays • history • families

Lake Garda’s windsurfing capital, brimming with history, culture and amazing scenery, Torbole is an incredible place to spend a varied holiday. With its relaxed cafe culture and focus on adventure pursuits, Torbole the perfect place to enjoy an active holiday, made all the more special with the dramatic scenery.

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Torbole Guide

Once a boating village, Torbole is set amongst the mountains at the northern end of Lake Garda near the its source, the Sacra river. This little town is known mostly for two things: its ideal windsurfing conditions and the laid-back atmosphere of its cafes, gelaterias and restaurants (find out more about where to go on our Restaurants and Bars pages).

On the lakeside you’ll find a charming harbour, a long promenade leading all the way to Riva and some lovely pebbled beach areas. Above and behind the town is a picturesque mountain village called Nago. From here there is easy access to great walking trails and spectacular views of the lake.

An excellent and efficient ferry and hydrofoil service provides links to other lake resorts and there’s a regular bus service that serves the rest of Lake Garda. The nearest train station, Rovereto is about a 30 minute drive away.

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Where: North shore, Lake Garda

Nearest Airport & Transfer Time:
Verona (VRN)79.3km, 1h
Brescia (VBS)112km, 1h18mins
Milan Malpensa (MXP)247km, 2h30mins
Nearby towns: Riva, Malcesine, Limone
City Excursions:Verona, Venice, Florence, Milan
Other excursions:Verona Opera, Lake Garda tour, The Dolomites, Wine Tour, Bolzano and Renon, Mantova and Parc Sigurta

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How do you pronounce Torbole? “Tor-boh-lay”

Events & Activities

Various events take place throughout the year here, adding a great atmosphere to the town including windsurfing championships, an annual marathon and a summer Jazz festival. You can find out more about what’s on in Torbole on our Events page.

With Monte Baldo on the eastern side and prevalent windy conditions, this is an ideal place for mountain activities and water sports. There are some amazing mountain bike tracks in the surroundings and a pleasant walk can lead you past the Marmitte dei Giganti, glacial excavation wells dating back from the Quaternary era. The 4km lakeside promenade runs all the way to Riva, perfect for a walk or bike ride.

You don’t have to be active to enjoy the town - there are some great beaches, shops, attractions and cafes to enjoy at a slower pace too. Find more things to see, do and enjoy on our Activities page.

History & Culture

Evidence of local history stretches back to the Paleolithic era and some fascinating Roman remains have been excavated in the area, so if you’re looking for somewhere to stay with a deeply rooted past, Torbole is ideal.

Famous artist and poet Goethe stayed here in 1786 and his documentation of his experiences made the area known to many artistic successors, which has given the town a strong artistic heritage. You can visit a fountain dedicated to Goethe in Piazza Vittorio Veneto.

For a feeling of Torbole’s past as a fishing village, visit the pretty harbour where you’ll find a little old customs house. Visit Nago for the ruined castle and Austro-Hungarian fort – both were strategic surveillance points in past times.

Make sure to spend some time in the relaxed cafes for a taste of modern culture here. You can find out more on the past on our History page.

Best time to go

Best time to visit Torbole

When is the best time to visit Torbole?

The same wind that fills the windsurfer’s sails is a welcome refreshment in the summer months, when temperatures soar to around 30°C. This makes Torbole one of the best places to stay in July and August because the more southern towns tend to feel much hotter. As well their cooler temperatures being well suited to active holidays, May and October tend to be quieter months so if you want more space and time to enjoy the surroundings these are good months to go. You can get an idea what to expect in terms of weather and climate here.

With sunny spells and highs of 25, the summer season begins in May. Read more about what to expect at this time of year here.

June is gorgeously sunny and this is usually when the Jazz festival visits the shore... click here to find out more about climate and what’s on.

Book a holiday in July if you like the idea of long, hot days on the beach. Find out more about what Torbole is like in July.

August is Torbole’s hottest month, perfect for a proper summer holiday with the family on the lake and mountains. Read the best things to do in August here.

The water is lovely and sun-warmed by September so if you want to do some swimming this is a brilliant time to go. You can read more about why this is a great time to go here.

October is mild, with temperatures up to 19. Click here for more details about the weather in October and ideas of good things to do.

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