Castro is a little village located on the North Shore of the lake, with around 1400 inhabitants. Castro is a quiet village, but it becomes lively in summer when various sagre (a typical country fair with food and music) animate the local nights. Visit one, if you want to experience some genuine atmosphere and taste some local food.
Most of the sagre are hosted in the “Area Feste” – a green area by the lake that is a popular spot for sunbathing. One of the more popular sagra is hosted at the church of San Lorenzo, and it is held on the first 10 days of August.
What to see in Castro
Take a walk in the little narrow streets of the village. Then, continue up on via Rocca to reach the Anfiteatro (45.802852, 10.060227), from which you can admire a splendid view of the lake.
Continue on the foot path that goes uphill, parallel to via Rocca, and finally reach panoramic lookout of San Lorenzo (45.805403, 10.060111), a little church from where you can enjoy some amazing view.
In the upper part of the village, there is a crag for rock climbing, which is well known by local climbers.