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Varone waterfall: photo description (Grotta Cascata Varone)

The Varone waterfalls (Varone Waterfalls), located 3 km from the shores of lake Garda around the town of Riva del Garda, is a unique natural formation. The height of the waterfall is 87 meters. Outside there is a picnic area where you can enjoy lunch in the fresh air and surrounded by amazing nature, a bar and a gift shop.

Today Varone is one of the main attractions of Riva del Garda. You can get here by car or on foot - the road will not take much time. The waterfall at different levels there are two viewing platforms from which you can admire the surroundings. To the top of a small staircase of 115 steps, buried in verdure, and from there visitors enter a small tunnel with a viewing window which offers breathtaking views of the gorge.

Thomas Mann was about 30 years old when he first saw Varone. The great German writer was struck by the atmosphere of this place and the captivating view of the gorge. He described his impressions: "With the resounding sound of the cascading water fell down in a deep and narrow cleft, consisting of bare and slippery boulders." I must say that the falls are located in a rather gloomy place where there's never a lot of sun - in fact it is a grotto inside the gorge over millions of years created by water and winds. But when the sun's rays still penetrate, they create an unforgettable play of light in a myriad of drops.

In addition to Thomas Mann waterfalls of Varone was visited by many other celebrities, among whom was Prince Franz Joseph, Umberto II of Savoy, Franz Kafka, Gabriele d'annunzio etc., And to this day the pilgrimage to these places is not terminated.