A short urban itinerary to discover the historic centre of Riva del Garda, perfect for anyone who is on their first visit to Garda Trentino and has yet to get to know the town.
Riva del Garda is a small town with about 17 thousand inhabitants at the northern end of Lake Garda. It definitely dates back to pre-Roman times but its origins are uncertain. From the Roman period onwards it has grown largely thanks to its strategic position for military defence, trade and, in more recent times, tourism. A closer look reveals that the town centre with its painted house fronts overlooking the old harbour still bears numerous traces of its colourful past.
This itinerary links up the main sights in the historic centre of Riva del Garda in an easy walk which is really suitable for all, even for baby buggies.
The more active might like to finish off the visit with a hike up to the Bastione, a Venetian fortress and spectacular viewing point towering above Riva.
This tour can be combined with the itinerary "Il Marocco, in the heart of Riva del Garda" for a more complete tour of the town centre as a whole.
The Hidden Treasures itineraries were designed in order to give visitors a chance to get to know places in Garda Trentino that are off the beaten track. For this reason, the signposting is not always in the same style and sometimes missing altogether. We therefore recommend you to take a good map with you on these excursions. And then bear in mind your general reference points: Lake Garda = South, Monte Stivo = East, Rocchetta = West, Arco Castle = North.
The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!
Getting to northern lake Garda / Garda Trentino: www.gardatrentino.it
Free parking in Riva del Garda at the old hospital (via Rosmini) and the old cemetery (Viale D. Chiesa).
Pay parking at the Public Gardens Porta Orientale, Roman Baths, Viale Lutti (Ex Agraria), Monte Oro, Blue Garden.