The small port of Torbole with the ancient customs house “Casa del Dazio” is one of the most picturesque corners of Garda Trentino, certainly one of the most photographed and painted by artists from all over the world.
Poets and painters such as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Hans Lietzmann, who chose Torbole as the elixir of life for their works, found inspiration here. Lietzmann in particular lived in Torbole for over 50 years, died there in 1955 and wanted to be buried here.
This small building, seat of the Austrian customs office, which had it built at the beginning of the 18th century, and later the home of ancient fishermen, belongs to the Tonelli family since 2000, who renovated it with passion, remaining faithful to the old Venetian style and preserving it open to the public on special occasions.
Inside, an overview of historical photographs full of charm and culture; Images that live on in the memories of the locals who proudly grew up here. The Tonelli family is happy to open the doors of this house to tourists and residents who want to travel back in time to discover views and faces of yesteryear.
From the balcony you can admire the horizon and let the fresh breeze of the lake caress your face.