Torri del Benaco is characterized by the old castle, its long promenade and pedestrian area. The atmosphere is authentic and still today you can watch the fisherman throwing their lines for the catch of the day from Piazza Chiesa. The town has plenty of options for commercial life, with numerous coffee shops and outdoor seating areas as well as various practical shops such as a pharmacy, mini markets, etc..
The town is named after Benacus, which was the original name of Lake Garda. You can see the family's landmarks at the fortress Castello Scaligero, which dates back to the town's heyday when it was under Verona's rule.
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Today, the town is noted for its small car ferry – the only car ferry on the lake – which sails between Torri del Benaco on the eastern bank and Maderno on the western. In recent years the town has had a face-lift, making it much more appealing than it has been in the past.
The hills around are a really great place for cycling enthusiasts. For example, you can ride up to the village of Albisano overlooking Torri for a real burnout of the legs! The view is worth the climb. In the nearby town of Costermano del Garda there is a bike rental shop. For more info see: http://www.bikestorefun.com/ North of the city are some small pebble beaches, and if you like Nordic walking, it is also a hit here from Torri, where the roads at the rear provide good opportunities to get a good workout in.