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Verified travelerNov 1, 2019
A relaxing town, quiet, great location at head of Lake Garda
A Mediterranean climate, sunny beaches and a mountain backdrop are the key ingredients of a Lake Garda holiday, combining enchanting views with unforgettable thrills.
Riva del Garda is the main town in the Garda Trentino area, where the opportunity to play sport in contact with nature is the main reason that draws visitors to the coastline. Sailing and windsurfing above all, but also hiking, Nordic walking, cycling, mountain biking, tennis and canoeing... you’ll be spoilt for choice, with something to suit all tastes. The centre of Riva del Garda is fascinating for its art and architecture, evidence of a past rich in culture. Here you can enjoy the pleasure of a first-class holiday, surrounded by history, art, sport and nature, as well as warm hospitality, modern hotel accommodation, wellness centres and restaurants serving the traditional dishes of the Trentino… just some of the reasons to plan a holiday in Riva del Garda.
Riva del Garda is also the trade fair capital of the Trentino, boasting modern exhibition and conference facilities and a long international experience of organising major cultural and sporting events. The centre of Riva del Garda looks out over the lake and invokes the past, starting from Piazza III Novembre, surrounded by Lombard Venetian style buildings, including the Torre Apponale, Palazzo Pretorio and Town Hall. Following a complete restoration, you can now climb the 165 steps to the top of the tower and admire the geometric pattern of the square, which borders on the quay, the town of Riva and the beautiful blue waters of Lake Garda. The Palazzo Pretorio, which dates from the sixteenth century, is the place where justice was administered and the superintendent ensured the town’s statutes were respected. The wall facing the square bears the crest of Prince-Bishop George of Neideck, dating from 1509, the year which marked the end of Venetian rule.
Another unmissable site is the ancient Rocca, which now houses the MAG Museo Alto Garda and Art Gallery. The Rocca is a long-standing feature of the local history and has adapted its appearance to the changing centuries. In the early sixteenth century, it was embellished and became an occasional residence of the Prince-Bishops. It was radically transformed in the mid-nineteenth century, when it became an Austro-Hungarian army barrack and lost its medieval and Renaissance features. The recent renovation has brought some of the original structures to light and made it suitable to house the Civic Museum and Art Gallery. The view from the keep is beautiful and unmissable.
Other fine examples of Baroque architecture in the city include the Chiesa dell´Inviolata and the church dedicated to Saint Mary of the Assumption. The Chiesa dell’Inviolata is the most important monument in Riva, an elegant baroque building with a square plan outside and octagonal plan inside, including five altars, one with frescoes and stucco, carved wood confessionals and marble floors. The Chiesa Parrocchiale di S. Maria Assunta stands in the centre of Riva del Garda and looks out over the wide expanse of Piazza Cavour. The existing building, first mentioned in the 1100s, is a Baroque reconstruction with a single nave inside and a side chapel of the Suffrage.
The Garda Trentino area has the perfect ingredients for a healthy and relaxing holiday. Sport, nature, culture and the famous spas, wellness centres, extensive parks and countryside walks are the perfect combination to revive your body and mind. Around Christmas time, there is a traditional market of stalls set up around the city’s squares selling gifts and typical Christmas products. The Garda Trentino area will never cease to amaze you, thanks to the hundreds of feasts, food fairs and traditions you can enjoy with our holiday packages to Riva del Garda.
Reviewed on 3 Nov 2019
Reviewed on 17 Sep 2019
Find out about the history of Riva del Garda when you take a trip to La Rocca. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the mountain views in this quaint area.
Fiera di Riva del Garda is just one of the places to see in Riva del Garda, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Stroll along the lakeside or discover the mountain views in this quaint area.
You can find out about the history of Riva del Garda with a stop at Tower of Apponale. Stroll along the lakeside or discover the mountain views in this quaint area.
Explore the great outdoors at Lake Molveno, a popular spot to commune with nature in Molveno. Wander the parks and lakeside while you're in the area.
Explore the great outdoors at Lake Ledro, a popular spot to commune with nature in Ledro. Stroll along the lakeside or experience the area's museums.
Explore the great outdoors at Lake Idro, a popular spot to commune with nature in Idro. Make some time to visit the monuments while you're in the area.
Enjoy a nice private hike in the surroundings of Lake Garda! In our company you will hike safely and without stress: in this way, you will not get lost, you will not be caught up in a thunderstorm, and you will have plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of Lake Garda and its Mediterranean climate.
A multi-day hiking tour on Lake Garda means traveling around the biggest Italian lake, its Mediterranean climate and its nature. This hike has a special meaning, not only for nature but also for culture, heritage, hospitality and food.
Comfort transfer from Venice Airport Marco Polo (VCE) to Riva del Garda one way or roundtrip up to 3 passengers, 3 bags. We are taxiGo.online Company; we organize transfers via Italy since 2010.
Comfort transfer from Venice Airport Marco Polo (VCE) to Riva del Garda one way or roundtrip up to 8 passengers, 8 bags. We are taxiGo.online Company; we organize transfers via Italy since 2010.
If you are looking for a special way to see the most beautiful island of Garda Lake, this is exactly what you are looking for.
Your ticket is valid for one entry to the Thermal Park of Garda, where you can soak in the Thermal Lakes, whirlpools, and baths. The Thermal Park of Garda is a 'unique natural spa' of 13 acres surrounded by rare plants and trees with thermal lakes, swimming pools, a wellness center, and a fitness facility.
Verified travelerSep 26, 2019
A wonderful place to stay. A few must stops. Sailing du lac - great we did it all, Alla T’ore restaurant 62 years in business and we know why. Wonderful food and wine. Gelateria cristallo ice cream and cocktails . So much to do we will be back