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Address: Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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The Bastione, a tower of grey stone, located at the foot of Mount...

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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Wonderful View of Riva Del Garda

Great little hike up the hill behind the city. Perfect spot for taking pictures of Riva. Cafe at top for refreshments.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little hike up the hill behind the city. Perfect spot for taking pictures of Riva. Cafe at top for refreshments.

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Falkirk District, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having toiled up the hill,this "monument" was worth the effort. Very tastefully restored with a mix of traditional and modern materials it makes access very easy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

There are two routes up to the bastion Make sure you take the southern pedestrian route or you will be meeting mountain bikes and 4x4's on their way down. (Been there. done that) You will be rewarded with the most wonderful views of Riva and Lake Garda.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Riva de Garda is a wonderful place with breathtaking views and the 20 minute walk up the mountain to the Bastion is well worth it and their prices are very reasonable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Fantastic views over the town and thankfully a cafe by the Bastion to have a drink. Worth it though it's quite a walk with kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Little hard to find how to get up there but well worth the climb. Lovely little cafe with stunning views at the top.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

The walk to the Bastione, the views are all worth the visit. The Bastione [pronouned ... Basti oh nay] itself is evocative of a rich history. It's not like one of UK's grand old castle ruins. It's quaint. If you have the extra hour continue the walk back to Riva del Garda via Santa Maria Maddalena [a deconsecrated 1200 A.D... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Having started on the climb up to the Bastion ( previously viewed from the lake) ,it was a welcoming site as we zig-zagged up the mountain side. A beautiful view of the lake and mountains accompanied a refreshing drink and bruchetta.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

A very hard way to go up there!!! It has a great resturant where you can fresh up from the climing in. The view will remind you way did you go up there at the first place..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you like a bit of history this is a small bastion. There is a bit of a hike to get to it, all up hill so be prepared. Once there the views of Riva Del Garda are magnificent.

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