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Beautiful & Historic

A worthwhile stay & sightseeing and gives you the signal to explore other nice places along the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
Jun J
New York City, New York
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Historical monument

Although located close to the main square it fits nicely into the ambient, just below the huge hill... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Jovan M
Belgrade, Serbia
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This imposing structure was built in the 1920s to generate power from Lake Ledro which is channelled through a pressurized tunnel in the rock. The architect behind the project was Giancarlo Maroni. The numen aquarum on the facade was the work of the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Via G. Cis 13, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 0461 032486
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

A worthwhile stay & sightseeing and gives you the signal to explore other nice places along the famous Italian lake.

Thank Jun J
Reviewed 14 May 2018

Although located close to the main square it fits nicely into the ambient, just below the huge hill above Riva DG. Looks impressive, would be nice to visit it inside and have a short informative tour .

Thank Jovan M
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This was a very beautiful place to be. We had a nice walk around the lake, nice coffee and a few shopping..lively little town..๐Ÿ‘Œ

Thank KaranS1907
Reviewed 28 July 2017

We went for the night guided tour in English ( small gang of 8 ). Impressive equipment ( old and new) in a very nice building ( 1929-30 ) with at the end a view on Riva from the terrace. Thank you again to our...More

1  Thank beuleu
Reviewed 19 May 2017

On the face of it this seems a most unlikely tourist attraction. But for โ€˜himโ€™ and โ€˜herโ€™ it combines stunning 1930s architecture on a grand scale, moments of wonder in the huge blasted-out caverns and tunnels inside the foot of the mountain, and excellent interactive...More

4  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This power station is adjacent to theharbour and could hardly be missed and it's supply pipes run down the mountain side to this rather imposing double fronted building on the other side of the road to the harbour. It had an "Open Today" sign at...More

Thank Graeme W
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Firstly it is not free ,15 euro for adult ,8 euro for over 65 . You will be required to leave passport/I'd in exchange for headset. Visit can only be booked/ paid on the actual day of visit. English speaking guide very informative in giving...More

1  Thank sunnyjersey2014
Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is a free attraction . Some time ago Riva got its electricity from here buy it pumping water from Lake Garda up to a lake above in the morning and back down in the evening supplying the town with electricity . It is interesting...More

2  Thank Ronnie M
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Standing by the side of the lake we initially thought that this building was another Hotel. It blends into the area so well and you would not expect to be told that it is the Hydroelectric power plant

Thank Janet E
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Had seen this beautiful building on a previous visit. The architecture makes the building more like a museum than a functioning power station. English speaking guided tours on a Monday and Tuesday morning. Guide was an architect by profession but was very knowledgeable about the...More

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