Imagine this as your daily riding backdrop. Thank you to ๐Ÿ”ท @claudiagobbi96๐Ÿ”ท for taking us to her scenic hometown of Arco, Italy.

ARCO (TRENTINO-ALTO ADIGE, ITALY )

The town of Arco is located to the northern end of Lake Garda in Lombardy (northern Italy), in an attractive setting with sheer cliffs to one side and overlooked by a castle.

It stands at the southern end of the Sarca River valley which flows on into Garda Lake, and the position- protected by the mountains - allows the area to maintain a mild climate, so the city has been a holiday resort for several centuries.

According to some sources, the construction of Arco castle originated in the Middle Ages, and was erected by the residents of Arco - only later becoming the property of the local noble family of the Counts of Arco, who dominated these lands.

The castle was abandoned during the 18th century following a siege by French troops in 1703. A careful restoration in 1986 and others in subsequent years have allowed the discovery and recovery of some cycles of frescoes depicting knights and court ladies of medieval times.

Source: http://www.italythisway.com/places/arco.ph

Photo edit: LBTE

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