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The Bastion

Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Well worth the climb for the view alone, coffee and cake and added bouns !

Finding the path was a little tricky and it was quite challenging (I suggest two bottles of water... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cowes, United Kingdom
Do not rush just a steady walk

Perhaps a bottle of water would be nice especially on a hot day. However the walk and refreshment... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
London, 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 was destroyed in 1703 by the French troops under leadership of general Vendôme, who mined the main body thus rendering it unusable. It’s a few minutes walk from the port of Riva, along a road that winds through the black pinewood of the lower Rocchetta. The path then rises further to the chapel of St. Barbara on the mountainside (610m) and the Rocchetta itself (1520m). The Bastione has recently been restored. Visitors may see the imposing external bodywork and what is left of the inside from a winding staircase. The locations enjoys an excellent view.
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Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Finding the path was a little tricky and it was quite challenging (I suggest two bottles of water). It took us about 35 minutes to climb up the path at a steady pace, resting as needed (it was 35+). We purposely went early in the...More

Thank compuwight
Reviewed 4 days ago

Perhaps a bottle of water would be nice especially on a hot day. However the walk and refreshment at the café are well worth it

Thank turners6
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard treck uphill but well worth it as views over the lake stunning. Restaurant at the top so able to have a drink and relax taking in the views

Thank Marie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a keen walker it will take around 20 mins to get to the bastion where there are fab view, a lovely little restaurant and a bit of history but if you want the really good view go up to St Barbara chapel. It took...More

1  Thank DanGale
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bastion is fairly easily accessible from the town. The path is paved a zig-zags up the mountainside, so the gradients are not too steep. There are also convenient benches on the way up. The view is stunning and a drink at the little cafe...More

Thank Lancestrian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely views. Easy path to walk to restaurant/Bastion, takes about 20 min from the road. Restaurant always open.

Thank TerhiMA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must admit for those who are no longer teenagers its an uphill wall but well worth the effort. The view over Lake Garda and Riva is spectacular especially if enjoyed with a chilled beer and light lunch. I must say it is a must do...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It a long way to walk to the top you have to take it easy it over look the lake and the town just be careful of the bicyle, because

Thank Constance4_13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth to visit. Beautiful view from the top on Riva del Garda, Arco and the lake. And there is also a nice hiking trail to the church on the top.

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

A visit to the Bastion is well worth the walk. It is a bit of a track about half n hour but the views are well with the trip. Nice little cafe at the Bastion to have a nice refreshing drink.

Thank SheldonCooperE4
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14 September 2016|
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Response from JScott371987 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it would not be easy. It is quite a long way and parts of it are steep.
Richard N
19 September 2015|
Response from Alanyeti | Reviewed this property |
It's a steadily steep climb up, but on a well-surfaced trail.
18 September 2015|
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Response from Travelagentlucy | Reviewed this property |
It also closes every Wednesday