National Geographic : 1935 Sep
Photograph byMelville Chater SARCA RIVER WENDS ITS WAY THROUGH A FERTILE VALLEY TO THE HEAD OF THE LAKE OFGARDA Here flourish mulberry trees, leaves of which are food for the little white worms that gave rise to the silk industry ofLombardy. The town ofArco, inthe foreground, clusters beneath a ruined castle perched upon a precipitous rock. Thrusting itself from the valley floor beyond is MonteBrione, honeycombed with caverns and strongly fortified (page 352). The northern end of the lake, dimly seen in the distance, is hemmed in with mountains, Monte Baldo Range on theleftand theRocchetta opposite.