Riva del Garda - Guardian of Lake Garda

Riva del Garda - Guardian of Lake Garda, Riva del Garda, Italy (B)

Riva del Garda occupies pole position at the Northern end of Lake Garda in Italy. As you approach through the Valley of the Lakes colourful oleander bushes and silvery olive trees line the route. Beyond these field upon field of vines interspersed with patches of Kiwi fruits stretch as far as the eye can see. It is not long before the first evidence of the military history of this waterside town comes into view. The Bastione, a round, Venetian fortress, is perched on a high rocky promontory, Monte Rocchetta, on the west side of the town. This fortress, originally established in originally established in 1450, was rebuilt by the Venetians in 1505. The round shape they created was devised to avoid gun shots. It’s original purpose was to protect the settlement below but as the Venetian empire diminished and the French moved in during the eighteenth century it was destroyed and the remains have now been turned into a museum. It is a half-hour walk from the town and the reward on completing the climb up there is the beautiful panorama of the lake spread out below you. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Riva del Garda - Guardian of Lake Garda
Guide Location: Italy » Riva del Garda
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Valery Collins
Read it on Author's Website: https://experiencedtraveller.com/journal/2016-09-11-riva-del-garda-guardian-of-lake-garda
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Bastione
  • Torre Apponale
  • Palazzo Municipal
  • Rocca of Riva
  • Reptile Land