National Geographic : 1926 Aug
©N.G.S. Autochrome by Hans Hildenbrand A QUIET HAVEN ON LAKE GARDA The little village of Torbole, near Riva (see Color Plate II), was once the scene of the climax of a stupendous feat performed bythe Venetians during their war with the Visconti in 1439. To regain control of the lake they hauled twenty-five boats and sixgalleys over mountain trails and passes in fifteen days and launched the fleet on its waters. Goethe wrote part of the "Iphigenie" in an inn overlooking the lake.