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Awesome lake views

Beautiful area by the lake with lots of good restaurants and cafes. Great for a stroll or... read more

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Maritza G
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Miami, Florida
Just wander and enjoy.

We allow ourselves a complete day to wander around this interesting Italian town. So much to see... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John G
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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The name refers to the large chain which in the past centuries was stretched across the water in defence of the harbour. Until 1929, the piazza was home to the Imperial Customs House: a sign of the borderline which for centuries separated the northern stretch of the lake from the regions just a little further to the south. On this square the baroque statue of San Giovanni Nepomuceno, patron saint of the waters, can be found, which until the Great War stood in Piazza Benacense.
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Piazza Catena, 38066, Trento, Italy
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Reviewed today

Beautiful area by the lake with lots of good restaurants and cafes. Great for a stroll or passeggiatta!

Thank Maritza G
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We allow ourselves a complete day to wander around this interesting Italian town. So much to see and do. For a waling excusion and views do not miss the walk along the old military road. About a 3 hour trip to the cafe at the...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A serene place to see where you start to ponder and enjoy the largest lake in Italy, a well deserved place to stay before heading to any part of Lake Garda.

Thank Jun J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful town and square at the north of Lake Garda. Typical Italian in every way and lots of bars, restaurants and things to see. Departure point for many of the boat trips

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

We felt like we are somewhere on the adriatic coast, with small harbour and fancy bars and restaurants all around.

Thank Jovan M
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Explore the waterfront, sample the ice creams or visit a bar. Boar trips around the lake which we have been on on a previous visit some years ago. A walk around the old town is rewarding.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very nice part of the city. Beautiful views - water, city, monuments etc. There are bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood

Thank Piotr H
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Great place to sip coffee and people watch all through the day. Pleasantly surprised by prices, we were expecting higher at the cafes on the square (where you can often find free wifi too). We were there when a classic car rally came through.

Thank Heather_May_Stanley
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

a very lazy place to hang out and people watch i even cycled around it so many nice bars to sit and people watch also so many restaurants to eat the local cuisine. felt lie on the set of old movie or stepped back in...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

A few shops, bars, restaurants, Hotel Europa and Gelateria Christallo. Plenty of places to sit or browse. The boats operate from this part of the harbour. Historically, this is where the chains (Carena) were hauled in to protect the ancient harbour. Very interesting but no...More

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