The medieval town is largely traffic-free and is a spread of narrow streets linking central piazzas. A pretty lakeside path runs the length of town.
A limited direct service runs to neighbouring towns and to the northern and western shores at certain times. It’s usually easier to catch a bus to Garda and take a ferry from there, as the service is more regular.
There is no train station in Torri, but you can take a bus (1-1.5 hours) or ferry to Peschiera and, from there, hop on a train to Venice (1-1.5 hours), Verona (20 minutes) or Milan (1 hour 10 minutes).
The main bus station is on the main road near the petrol station. Local buses run frequently to the north and south, along the full length of the lake’s eastern shore.
|Festival ||Month |
|San Filippo Neri ||Late May |
|Carnavale Settembrino ||September |
The beautiful and authentically Italian town of Torri del Benaco houses a lovely – though limited – variety of Italian trattorias, pizzerias and intimate cafés. If you take a stroll along the lakeside or wander through the narrow, pedestrianised streets lined with colourful buildings towards the main road, you’re bound to find something to your taste.
With outdoor seating on a dock extending out onto the lake, Miralago is ideal for a casual sunset dinner. Expect seafood dishes with impressive presentation, fabulous thick-crust pizzas and excellent gelato.
A short drive uphill from Torri is the Trattoria Loncrino. This rustic Italian restaurant offers traditional fare as well as a complimentary glass of prosecco while you have a look at the menu. The views of the lake are pretty amazing, too.
Take a leisurely walk along the peaceful promenade and you’ll find Osteria del 4, a reasonably priced eatery offering creative dishes and top-class hospitality. And even if you have to sit inside, floor-to-ceiling windows allow you to witness the incredible sunset across the water.
Pottering around the medieval town of Torri del Benaco is certainly a relaxing way to spend the day. The narrow streets are a warren of shops and cafés, waiting to be discovered. When you want a bit more fresh air, you can stroll along the lakeside promenade to the nearby pebble beach and enjoy the beautiful views over the water. Behind the town, the foothills of the Monte Baldo offer a range of scenic walks, overlooked by the famous 14th-century Scaligero Castle. The olive groves behind the town mark the start of a series well-marked trails.
Thomson resort service
We're here to give you our support and expertise before, during and after your holiday – it's what we do. This service includes:
- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the rep's contact number before you leave, so they're only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our reps at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
Our reps will meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. They'll also be available in resort to invite you on an informative welcome meeting or walkabout. If you need anything during your holiday, just check your info pack or the app to find them in resort for a chat.
All our holidays include shared transfers to and from your hotel. Private transfers can be added when booking. These will be taken by car, 6-seater or minibus, depending on the number of people in your booking.
Vow renewals and weddings
Lake Garda is a beautiful location for your most special day and the medieval town of Torri is a fairytale spot perfect for you to say 'I do'. From the Scaliger Castle, experience breathtaking views of the characteristic little harbour and of the old town centre, as well as the lake itself - perfect back drops for your wedding photos. Take a look at our weddings page to read more about our weddings packages and download our weddings guide, or give us a call and we'll help make your day flawless from start to finish.