A natural gorge, eroded over 20.000 years by the waters from Lake Tenno, wich rumble their way down from a height of almost 100 mt.
The Varone waterfall was inaugurated amid great pomp on 20th June 1864. I
t was a major event for the citizens of Riva del Garda. The guest of honour included King John of Saxony and Prince Nicholas of Montenegro who happened to be holidaying by the Lake in that period. From then on, every time there was some official engagement in Riva del Garda, it became customary to slip in a visit of the Varone falls so Varone was the pride of Riva del Garda and one of the best attractions in the area.
Varone waterfall can be seen from two different observation points and in two differnt settings. The first one is the Lower Cave where you can see the last phase of the waterfall. The second observation point, the Upper Cave is 40 metres further up and from here you can see the full force of the waterfall.
The archway that forms the entrance of Varone waterfalls was designed by the architect Maroni, also responsible for the Vittoriale degli Italiani project, the villa in Gardone where Gabriele d'Annunzio lived.