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Arco, Trentino

Arco
Comune
Città di Arco
Coat of arms of Arco
Coat of arms
Arco is located in Italy
Arco
Arco
Location of Arco in Italy
Coordinates:
Country Italy
Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol
Province Trentino (TN)
Frazioni Bolognano, 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
 • Mayor Alessandro Betta
Area
 • Total 63 km2 (24 sq mi)
Elevation 91 m (299 ft)
Population (31 March 2009)[1]
 • Total 16,421
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Arcensi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 38062
Dialing code 0464
Patron saint Saint Anne
Saint day 26 July
Website Official website

Arco (German: Arch) is a comune in Trentino in northeast Italy.

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

Contents

  • Main sights 1
  • Economy 2
  • Twin towns 3
  • Climate 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Main sights

Castle of Arco
  • The medieval castle
  • 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)
  • 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)
18.4
(65.2)
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)
6.9
(44.6)
Source: worldweatheronline.com

References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ The Town of Arco, Italy

External links

  • (Italian) Homepage of the city
  • Arco tourist information
  • Falesia.it Free Climbing in Italy
  • [1] App for Apple
  • [2] Mountain Guides School Arco
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