Arco is not just sport, there is lots of art and history too. It is also a good place for a relax and treatment holiday, thanks to the mild climate (due to the proximity of the lake). The castle of Arco overlooks the whole hamlet and offers a stunning view of the surroundings. On the way to the castle, we suggest to stop at Belvedere with its glass floor, that will make your visit of the “Busa” even more exciting.
You can also see from the Belvedere the Collegiate Church Santa Maria dell’Assunta in the central square (Piazza 3 Novembre) and Fontana del Mosè, Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo di Piazza (Town Hall).
Close to the square there is Palazzo Marchetti (or San Pietro), which is really unuque thanks to its chimneys on the roof and its beautiful frescoes by Dionisio Bonmartini.
Even the Archduke Albert of Habsburg built his winter residence, the Villa Arciducale, in Arco. Surrounded by a lush park, the Arboretum, today it hosts exotic and Mediterranean plants. The Archduke decorated Arco With parks, gardens, fountains and beautiful villas and buildings.
Take a walk in Viale delle Palme, to see the Casino. Today it is a meeting center but in the past it was a special place for the aristocracy, even Princess Sissi danced there!
Next to the Casino there is the communal garden and the monument to Giovanni Segantini, while in Palazzo dei Panni there is a very well equipped library.
In the same street where our b&b is, there is Palazzo del Termine (or della Lega), where Nicolò D’Arco used to live.
If you love medieval atmosphere, don’t miss Stranforio and its door, where there was the drawbridge, and the well-known San Bernardino Churc.
Near Arco old town:
- Sant’Apollinare Church
- San Paolo’s hermitage
- San Martino Church
- San Rocco a Caneve Church
- Madonna delle Grazie Sanctuary
- Sant’Antonio Abate a Chiarano Curch