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The Bastion
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Quite aclimb up to it which takes about 35mins but worthit. The views from the Bastione are wonderful and you get some beautiful photos looking down and across the lake. Beautiful cafe up there which is spotlessly clean. My husband and I had coffee and it was lovely.

Thank Rachel R
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"santa barbara"
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"worth the climb"
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"zig zag path"
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"minute walk"
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"nice cafe"
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"steep walk"
in 19 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 11 reviews
"great view"
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"well worth the effort"
in 21 reviews
"nice walk"
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"up hill"
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"admire the view"
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"hard work"
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"lake garda"
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"bottle of water"
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"cold beer"
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Undoubtedly one of the best views of the lake. Quite and tranquil to absorb the views and serenity of the lake!
It’s a steep climb but well worth the rewards of the views of the river.

Thank pravinah2016
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Bit of a slog up on a hot day, but fabulous views from the top worth every step. Pleasant terrace cafe bar an extra incentive to reach the top.

Thank buzzards175
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

A good steady walk up to the Bastion provides you with wonderful views over Riva and across Lake Garda. Well worth the effort! A nice little café at the Bastion is the icing on the cake.

Thank tim1955867
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

If you have some time to visit and have great view the Bastion... take the opportunity. You could have a refresher at the restaurant and nice view to Riva del Garde and the cirrandings for example the historic city Arco.
It was a good experience to see in the green season and if you have more power and time to visit Chapel Santa Barbara for better view...

Thank DonJoze
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