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Great lake views/photos from here and a bar too!

Just a 30 min steady walk up a zigzag path at the top of Riva town lies this old Bastionale ruin... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Graham P
Tadley, United Kingdom
Lovely views and a cafe at the top

Beautiful once up there. My asthma was playing up, had to stop at every bench to catch breath. But... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bedford, United Kingdom
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The Bastione, a tower of grey stone, located at the foot of Mount Rocchetta, is one the symbols of Riva del Garda, overlooking the city and Lake Garda. It was built in the early XVI century, just after the end of Venetian domination over Riva. It...more
Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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All reviewssanta barbaraworth the climbzig zag pathminute walknice cafesteep walktakes about minutesgreat viewwell worth the effortnice walkup hilladmire the viewhard worklake gardabottle of watercold beeraperol spritz
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a 30 min steady walk up a zigzag path at the top of Riva town lies this old Bastionale ruin. You can feel the atmosphere of why it was built here, then enjoy the history and the views whilst you sip a cool beer,...More

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful once up there. My asthma was playing up, had to stop at every bench to catch breath. But was well worth it when we reached destination

1  Thank hazels101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful views but a very exhausting walk up the zig-zag path. Some markers along the way or something to let you know how much further you have to go would be helpful, glad we visited but there are many other things I'd recommend before doing...More

1  Thank Rolexa89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very nice historic place with spectacular views of the north of Lake Garda. I just wish I’d been better prepared for the exhausting walk up - a big drink in the Bastiones restaurant was a lifesaver!

Thank ellimic2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the church higher up and this is on way, had lunch before the big trek up. Great views , wear good footwear and have a break here before going up to the shrine

Thank juliemeg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a nice climb around 20minutes to this very nicely renovated fortress, from where you can see amazing view on the Riva town and Garda lake. There is a small restaurant but we did not visit it. Instead we found another way up the hill...More

Thank Tamara P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A relatively easy, but uphill trail for about 15 minutes to the Bastion which has been partially restored and all levels are accessible to explore. The windows make for natural frames for photographs of the bay and old city of Riva.

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good path that zig zags up to the Bastion, although still quite a walk up but well worth it for the views of Riva del Garda. Thankfully there is a bar there too!

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic views over the lake and a lovely cafe to have a coffee and a bite to eat before your decent.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This is quite a steep climb up paths, I was out of breath by the end. It was worth it for the views and we didn’t stop but the restaurant by the Bastion seemed to be serving really nice food. Took us about 30 mins...More

1  Thank WorldTraveller84
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14 September 2016|
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Response from Tricia K | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers, it would be possible with difficulty. The pathway has tracks for cars but these might be too wide for a wheelchair. Having said that, many families with children in buggies made it up the... More
Richard N
19 September 2015|
Response from Alanyeti | Reviewed this property |
It's a steadily steep climb up, but on a well-surfaced trail.
19 September 2015|
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Response from Travelagentlucy | Reviewed this property |
It also closes every Wednesday