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Riva del GardaItaly

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.

Top hotels in Riva del Garda

Hotel Lido Palace - The Leading Hotels of the World
Hotel Lido Palace - The Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Viale Carducci 10, Riva del Garda, TN
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Situated on a lake, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Congress Centre, Fraglia Vela Riva and Spiaggia dei Sabbioni. Fiera di Riva del Garda and ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (205 reviews)
Must experience

"I've traveled a lot and I have to say this was my favorite hotel I've been to so far. Location, services, food, staff everything and everyone deserves a 10. Thank you 🙏"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

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Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort
Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort
4 out of 5
Viale Rovereto 44, Riva del Garda, TN
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Offering direct access to the beach, this Riva del Garda hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Porto San Nicolo and Spiaggia dei Sabbioni. Fiera di Riva del Garda ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (463 reviews)
Amazing

"Absolutely gorgeous in every way."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

Du Lac et Du Parc Grand Resort
Parc Hotel Flora
Parc Hotel Flora
4.5 out of 5
Viale Rovereto, 54, Riva del Garda, TN
The price is £82 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb

Located in the heart of Riva del Garda, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Porto San Nicolo and Spiaggia dei Sabbioni. Fiera di Riva del Garda and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (353 reviews)

"Definitely take a room with a mountain / pool view. We upgraded to a suite after one night which was definitely worth the extra money"…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep 2020

Parc Hotel Flora
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Top Holiday Rentals in Riva del Garda

Masetto: quiet, near lake with wi-fi, lift, parking, garage
Masetto: quiet, near lake with wi-fi, lift, parking, garage
Riva del Garda, Trentino-Alto Adige

Located in the heart of Riva del Garda, this romantic apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Fiera di Riva del Garda, Congress Centre, and Spiaggia ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (9 reviews)
Wir sind sehr entäuscht

"Ja die Ferienwohung war sehr geräumig und auch sehr nahe zum Strand und zum Zentrum von Riva del Garda ,aber das war schon alles ,von ruhiger Lage konnte nicht die Rede sein in der Nähe befand sich eine Baustelle durch den Lärm der Bauarbeiten wurden wir jeden Morgen unsanft aus dem Schlaf gerissen ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Oct 2020

Masetto: quiet, near lake with wi-fi, lift, parking, garage
Residence Segattini Apartments
Residence Segattini Apartments
Via Venezia 61, Riva del Garda, TN

Situated in Riva del Garda, this residence is within a 15-minute walk of Madonna delle Grazie Sanctuary, Varone Waterfall and Waterfall Varone Cave Park. Tenno ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)
Great hotel for families with a super host

"We are a family of 5 (3 kids). We got a very nice room with a wonderful balcony, in which we were happy to sit and eat (all 5 of us). Cristiano (the owner) is a super host - he was so helpful in giving us any information we needed, especially about celiac (they have celiac in the family so he was ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2018

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Residence Alle Palme
Residence Alle Palme
Viale Clementino Vannetti, 5, Riva del Garda, TN

Situated near the beach, this residence is within a 10-minute walk of Congress Centre, Fraglia Vela Riva and La Rocca. Tower of Apponale and Arboretum of Arco ...

5/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Large apartment, underground parking

"To be clear, this is not a typical hotel; rather a set of autonomous apartments in a large, modern 3-story residence. Our two bedroom apartment was close to 800 ft^2, absolutely no relation to small hotel rooms we typically get everywhere else. The rooms were very clean. There is a reception office ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 May 2017

Residence Alle Palme
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Reviews of Riva del Garda

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1 Nov 2019

A relaxing town, quiet, great location at head of Lake Garda

5/5 - Excellent

AndyT

15 Oct 2019

It needs to be on everyone’s bucket list!

5/5 - Excellent

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14 Oct 2019

Just an incredible place! Lots of restaurants / cafes etc. It’s one of those places you must see! A perfect location to unwind and appreciate the stunning landscape and what it has to offer.

5/5 - Excellent

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29 Sep 2019

An absolutely stunning and picturesque holiday destination and one that should not be missed.

5/5 - Excellent

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27 Sep 2019

Beautiful, we was very lucky with the weather too, going at the beginning of Autumn we expected to be colder and maybe more rain. This was our second visit and it was just as amazing as last time.

5/5 - Excellent

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26 Sep 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 

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