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The Bastion

Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Trento, Italy
+39 393 905 0379
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Amazing view from top

We climbed up to this place about two and half years ago when we were last in Riva. The climb is a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
anne m
Nice walk

A bit of a climb, but the views are worth it! Nice cafe at the Bastione. 20 minutes up and 10... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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” (38 reviews)
“zig zag path” (16 reviews)
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Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Trento, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

We climbed up to this place about two and half years ago when we were last in Riva. The climb is a bit taxing on the legs but the views at the top is well worth it. One lasting memory I have of it is...More

Thank anne m
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A bit of a climb, but the views are worth it! Nice cafe at the Bastione. 20 minutes up and 10 return 🙂

Thank anthonycoyne
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Zigzag walk up to the bastion but once we arrived there the view across lago del Garda and the the old town of Riva was absolutely amazing, I could of stayed there all day , stopped off in the restaurant and had a coffee and...More

Thank Karen I
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's a 20-30min steep walk from the edge of Riva town centre. The breathlessness is worth it once you see the view from here. The Bastion itself is OK with just a small info board.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were visiting in August and walked up there early in the morning, as it otherwise would be to hot. It's a nice walk, that doesn't demand any special hiking skills. It was amazing watching the sun rise over the mountains, so we definitely didn't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing view to Riva and the lake. There's also a little café where you can buy something to eat and drink. Quite easy way up.

Thank itslamilla
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quite a long zigzag walk up but views are great and cafe at the top is perfect for lunch or a drink.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A long walk up but the views are stunning when you get there. Had a beer and a Pizza in the restaurant when we arrived and sat outside enjoying the view while we ate. Well worth the walk

Thank headsup93
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Looks close but a bit of long walk say 20mins along zig zag pathway but well worth the effort for the views across Riva and Lake Garda. Lots of puffing from us and others undertaking this gentle climb.

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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful walk up to the Bastione. We had to stop and rest a few times on the benches provided and what a wonderful view. Once you reach the top there is a restaurant with amazing views. My husband and I had lunch and...More

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Maggie01Fermanagh
14 September 2016|
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Response from Tricia K | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers, it would be possible with difficulty. The pathway has tracks for cars but these might be too wide for a wheelchair. Having said that, many families with children in buggies made it up the... More
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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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