How to Visit Riva Del Garda

How to Visit Riva Del Garda, Riva del Garda, Italy (B)

Hugging the top of Lake Garda, Italy’s largest lake, Riva del Garda has long been a favoured spot for tourists. Sandwiched between lake and mountains, and packed with history and architecture, Riva is perfect for a day trip from Verona or Trento, or as a base for exploring the lake and the wider region.

Riva del Garda has everything that a visitor could want. It is a typical Italian town with a long history, picturesque centre, and more bars and restaurants than you could visit in a short trip. It also has a distinctive character of its own, having been a part of Austria until 1918. (You may spot street signs in German, and Austrian style food in some restaurants, and you will certainly encounter many German-speaking tourists.)

There is plenty to see and do in Riva itself. However if you stay for more than a few days you will want to take the opportunity to visit some of the other towns of Lake Garda, and perhaps to venture further afield.

You’ll want to spend some time just wandering around the narrow streets of the old town and promenading along the lakeside. However there is also plenty of history to explore, as well as hiking and water-based activities. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: How to Visit Riva Del Garda
Guide Location: Italy » Riva del Garda
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Karen Warren
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Rocca Fortress
  • Torre Apponale
  • Palazzo Pretorio
  • Terme Romane
  • Bastione
  • Via Monte Oro
  • Strada del Ponale