We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Definitely worth the walk uphill

The route is well marked (brown "heritage" signs) close to the circle. The path is paved/concrete... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lovely view over Riva del Garda

Worth the effort if you can manage the climb up the zig-zagging footpath. Free entry and a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nigel D
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Read all 812 reviews
All photos (405)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“santa barbara”(48 reviews)
“worth the climb”(38 reviews)
“zig zag path”(16 reviews)
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...more
Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 393 905 0379
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Riva Del Garda
from US$ 38.50
More Info
from US$ 25.70
More Info
from US$ 58.40
More Info
from US$ 67.80
More Info
Reviews (812)
Filter reviews
446 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews santa barbara worth the climb zig zag path minute walk nice cafe steep walk takes about minutes great view well worth the effort nice walk up hill admire the view hard work lake garda bottle of water cold beer aperol spritz
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 446 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

The route is well marked (brown "heritage" signs) close to the circle. The path is paved/concrete and not very exhausting bringing you through a lush area. (Some guys naturally had to sprint up...). The Bastion itself is interesting but not that impressive since most of...More

Thank what_is_next_to_see
Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the effort if you can manage the climb up the zig-zagging footpath. Free entry and a reasonably priced café when you get there. Recommend an early start before the day warms up!

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really recommend this visit although it is a bit of a climb but there are seats to have a wee rest but it's worth it and there's a lovely coffee shop at the top and the views are stunning

Thank June R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a bit of a hike up but well worth it when you get to the top. There is a lovely place to have a drink at the Bastionand the views are spectacular of the lake and surrounding area

Thank Damian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gentle easy climb to the Bastion which was small but quite well preserved with a lovely restaurant by the side and fantastic views of Riva and the lake.

Thank martha127
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very hard walk up to it for a very unfit person like me but well worth the effort. A cafe at the top and fantastic views.

Thank badgerman1309
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had meant to make the climb to The Bastion each time that we stayed in Riva but never made it but this time we did. The walk up was not too bad, just take your time. View amazing and a nice cafe as well.

Thank wenray2017
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Just a 30 min steady walk up a zigzag path at the top of Riva town lies this old Bastionale ruin. You can feel the atmosphere of why it was built here, then enjoy the history and the views whilst you sip a cool beer,...More

Thank Graham P
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Beautiful once up there. My asthma was playing up, had to stop at every bench to catch breath. But was well worth it when we reached destination

1  Thank hazels101
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Wonderful views but a very exhausting walk up the zig-zag path. Some markers along the way or something to let you know how much further you have to go would be helpful, glad we visited but there are many other things I'd recommend before doing...More

2  Thank Rolexa89
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 63 nearby hotels
153 reviews
.23 km away
Hotel Europa Skypool & Panorama
346 reviews
.23 km away
Hotel Portici Romantik & Wellness
470 reviews
.26 km away
Hotel Villa Miravalle
250 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 161 nearby restaurants
Antiche Mura
601 reviews
.32 km away
Al Volt
929 reviews
.34 km away
Pizzeria Bella Napoli
340 reviews
.31 km away
Villetta Annessa
262 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 57 nearby attractions
Santa Barbara Church
416 reviews
.57 km away
Old Ponale Road Path
986 reviews
.44 km away
Catena Square
159 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
14 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
Richard N
19 September 2015|
Response from Alanyeti | Reviewed this property |
It's a steadily steep climb up, but on a well-surfaced trail.
18 September 2015|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Travelagentlucy | Reviewed this property |
It also closes every Wednesday