Riva del Garda Bastion

Riva del Garda, Italy

The bastion of Riva del Garda is one of the icons of the town. Built on the Rocchetta mountain it is easily reachable in 15-20 minutes walking along a paved road. The bastion was built at the beginning of the 16th century to protect the town as well as its inhabitants right after the Venetian domination of Riva had come to an end. The building was destroyed in 1703 by the French troops under the command of General Vendôme.



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Founded: 16th century
Category: Ruins in Italy

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Russ Watts (20 months ago)
If you walk, then you also must walk up to Bastione to catch the views from here. While you are here, there is a local bar/cafe to get some local drink/eats, but the view is spectacular!
Rodrigo Berriel (2 years ago)
Amazing view for such a nice and easy walk. It must be even more beautiful in a sunny day. When I went there, the restaurant was closed :(
Julie Hancock (2 years ago)
30 minute walk up hill to castle good flat zigzag path. Place to sit with beer or wine or coffee. Great views over the tiled roofing. Lots of little lizards scurry along get the path.
Stuart Alexander (2 years ago)
A long hilly path leads you to the Bastione, there are benches on the way to have a rest If required. Once you reach it, the views of the lake and Riva make the effort worth while. You can have a relaxing drink from the cafe whilst taking in the scenery.
Ervins Studio (2 years ago)
Such a beautiful place. The view is just astonishing. And it is not that big of a climb. And what is really awesome is that you can actually explore the building itself and look through the window to city. And while climbing after every couple of turns a new and better look appears, but once you reach the end of the path it’s like 10 times better, because nothing obstructs your view. Highly recommend.
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