Arco is placed in the northern part of Lake Garda, one of its most beautiful spots. The temperate Mediterranean climate, the clear water and the beautiful mountains form an ideal backdrop for your holiday on Lake Garda. Lake Garda is a favourite destination for all sportspeople: we offer windsurfing, sailing, mountain biking, climbing and trekking. The town is surrounded on one side by sheer limestone cliffs jutting up like a wall protecting it and its ancient hilltop castle. Main sights: Sanctuary and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in 1475-1492. It houses a wooden statue of the VIrgin Mary dating to the 15th century – Collegiata dell’Assunta, begun in 1613. Francis II, the last King of Two Sicilies, was provisionally buried here in the late 19th century, after his death at Arco in 1894 – Church of Sant’Apollinare, with 14th century frescoes – Palazzo Marchettii (16th century). It has a portal attributed to Giulio Romano – Palazzo dei Panni (late 17th century).