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The Bastion

Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Trento, Italy
+39 393 905 0379
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Fantastic views

Very good and interesting long walk but well worth the climb great restaurant at top with great food

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Jimboemma
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Worth the walk

It takes about 25 minutes to walk to The Bastion from the bottom of the hill. The views over Riva... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Speedy-Bird66
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San Francisco, California
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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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“worth the climb” (39 reviews)
“santa barbara” (48 reviews)
“zig zag path” (15 reviews)
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Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Trento, Italy
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Very good and interesting long walk but well worth the climb great restaurant at top with great food

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It takes about 25 minutes to walk to The Bastion from the bottom of the hill. The views over Riva Del Garda are worth the walk and The Bastion itself is interesting to explore although it is quite small. The pathway up from Riva can...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Steep climb on a made path but worth the spectacular view and lunch at the end. I'm not good with slopes or hills but was pleased that I made it.

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

At 68 I found the walk up to the Bastion arduous but the views make it worthwhile. The zig-zag path was longer than I had anticipated and the tower itself uninspiring. The cafe at the top was a pleasant respite though 4 euros for a...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

A long but beautiful walk up to castle can see why they have grottos going up. When you arrive the view is breath taking well worth the walk.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

An easy walk up to the Bastion which has a restaurant when you get there and if you want to walk further you can go for about another hour and a half up to the castle.

Thank Karen H
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

We walked up here on a warm afternoon. The walk is not too difficult but probably not for the very unfit. There is a cafe at the bastion and a lovely view point as well as the opportunity to walk further up the mountain.

Thank f d
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Reviewed 9 September 2017

20 minute walk from the roadway gets the heart pounding but it is so rewarding when you reach the Bastion. The views over the town and Lake Garda are stunning and is a must when visiting Riva.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A good walk up but worth it when you get there. As well as the views there is a lovely restaurant. We had a cold beer and a delicious Pizza. What a lovely way to watch the world go by

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Seeing the Bastion from ground level it kind of challenges you to to climb up and take a look. Although a steep climb it is by well maintained footpath with plenty of benches for taking a rest or enjoying the views. At the top there...More

Thank Alison D
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Maggie01Fermanagh
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.
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Richard N
19 September 2015|
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Response from Alanyeti | Reviewed this property |
It's a steadily steep climb up, but on a well-surfaced trail.
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Bel555
18 September 2015|
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Response from Travelagentlucy | Reviewed this property |
It also closes every Wednesday
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