Imagine this as your daily riding backdrop. Thank you to 🔷 @claudiagobbi96🔷 for taking us to her scenic hometown of Arco, 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.


Photo edit: LBTE

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