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Bayern teams return to Trentino for pre-season

For the third year in a row, a host of Bayern teams will spend a portion of the pre-season training period by the shores of Lake Garda in the Trentino region of northern Italy. Jupp Heynckes and the first-team squad will be quartered in Riva del Garda from 15 to 20 July, but a number of the club’s junior sides will also travel to the picturesque area during July and August. The province is an acknowledged natural gem, with its breathtaking mountain scenery, picturesque valleys, glittering lakes, Mediterranean flair - and, of course, superb training facilities.

Bayern's advance guard this year is formed by the reserve team under coach Mehmet Scholl. FC Bayern II will be based in Molveno in the foothills of the 3,000m Brenta dolomite peaks, tuning up for the new fourth division season on the shores of Lake Molveno. Scholl and company face English third division outfit Swindon Town in a friendly at 5.30 pm on 11 July.