Arco, Trentino

Arco is a comune in Trentino-Alto Adige in northern Italy.

Arco
Città di Arco

Coat of arms
Location of Arco
Arco
Location of Arco in Italy
Arco
Arco (Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Coordinates: 45°55′N 10°53′E
CountryItaly
RegionTrentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
ProvinceTrentino (TN)
FrazioniBolognano, Caneve, Ceole, Chiarano, Laghel, Linfano, Massone, Mogno, Padaro, Pratosaiano, San Giorgio d'Arco, San Giovanni al Monte, San Martino d'Oltresarca, Varignano, Vigne di Romarzolo, Vignole
Government
  MayorAlessandro Betta
Area
  Total63 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation
91 m (299 ft)
Population
 (31 March 2009)[2]
  Total16,421
  Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Arcensi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
38062
Dialing code0464
Patron saintSaint Anne
Saint day26 July
WebsiteOfficial website

The town is faced on one side by sheer limestone cliffs jutting up like a wall protecting it and its ancient hilltop castle.

Main sights

  • The Castello di Arco, medieval castle
  • Sanctuary and convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, built in 14751492. 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)
  • Stations of the Cross to the chapel "Santuario della Madonna di Laghel" 1896 by Josef Moroder-Lusenberg

Economy

Tourism is a major part of the local economy, with many Germans and Austrians coming over the Brenner Pass from Austria. Popular tourist activities include windsurfing on nearby Lake Garda, and rock climbing on the walls near the city. The annual Rock Master event, an international climbing competition, is held on the town's outdoor artificial wall. Mountain biking is popular and international bikers flock to the town.

Agriculture is also important, with vines and citrus orchards filling the valley opposite the castle. Agro-chemical plants line the river Sarca towards the lake.

Twin towns

Climate

Climate data for Arco
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7
(45)
10
(50)
16
(61)
19
(66)
24
(75)
27
(81)
29
(84)
29
(84)
24
(75)
18
(64)
11
(52)
7
(45)
18
(65)
Average low °C (°F) −4
(25)
−1
(30)
4
(39)
6
(43)
11
(52)
15
(59)
17
(63)
16
(61)
12
(54)
8
(46)
2
(36)
−3
(27)
7
(45)
Source: worldweatheronline.com

References

  1. "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  3. The Town of Arco, Italy


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