Exploring Torbole, Lake Garda
With a circumference of 160km, a length of 50km and width of 20km, Lake Garda is the largest lake in all of Italy, and the site of LaserPerformance’s 2016 Collegiate Cup.
After a long day of sailing, teams can look forward to site-seeing around the area. Torbole’s tiny harbor is considered one of the most picturesque spots in all of Italy, the clear blue water and sandy beaches a sight for all to enjoy.
For those LPCC sailors looking to continue their workout after sailing has ended for the day, the windy trails around Torbole make for a perfect afternoon for hiking or cycling. Those interested should be sure to check out Sentiero Panoramico Busatte Tempesta, a spot with miles and miles of trails that lead hikers on a trek to gorgeous views.
For those looking for some intellectual stimulation, Trip Advisor have listed Il Vittoriale degli Italiani as the number one destination in the area, providing fascinating information on the life of Italian writer, Gabriele d’Annunzio. The grounds consist of an amphitheater, a boathouse, and beautiful well-kempt gardens- a must-see for those sailors around the world who are in Italy for the first time.
And for those looking for an afternoon of fun can head over to Gardaland Park where rollercoaster rides, games, and restaurants provide the perfect outlet for enjoyment.
From sailing to windsurfing, Torbole, Lake Garda is one of the top destinations in the world for watersports. LaserPerformance’s Collegiate Cup teams will surely have an enjoyable time on the water as they sail against the beautiful Italian backdrop. We strongly encourage team members and spectators to spend time seeing the sights, exploring the nearby museums and tasting the delicious Italian food in restaurants that are only a few steps away.