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The Bastion

Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Trento, Italy
+39 393 905 0379
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Walk and pizza

A long walk up but the views are stunning when you get there. Had a beer and a Pizza in the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
headsup93
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Waterford, Ireland
Great views across lake Garda and Riva

Looks close but a bit of long walk say 20mins along zig zag pathway but well worth the effort for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
greenmodelmonkey
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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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” (39 reviews)
“santa barbara” (48 reviews)
“zig zag path” (16 reviews)
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Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Trento, Italy
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+39 393 905 0379
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"worth the climb"
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"santa barbara"
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"minute walk"
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"nice cafe"
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"takes about minutes"
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"great view"
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"well worth the effort"
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"up hill"
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"nice walk"
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"admire the view"
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"cold beer"
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Reviewed 4 days 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

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Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week ago 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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your in town I would put this down as a must do activity. It’s not a long hike, about 200m elevation and on a well maintained path a car can get up. Once at the Bastion the views are great and a quick refreshment...More

Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk up through the woods on a good path benches every so often, takes about 20 minuets well worth it the views superb. And the different teas you can get excellent.

Thank mwarren45
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk to the Bastion does take some effort but as you get higher up the zig zag path there are some benches on the upper sections. Take some water with you as it can be bit warm at times but the view over Riva...More

Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strenuous but completely doable hike up to the bastione overlooking Riva. The hike and view alone are worth it. Nice to have a restaurant there even if the pasta portion seemed small for the price paid. To me the hike and view are five stars....More

Thank Brichford
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gentle walk up to the Bastion where there is a great bar (with lovely staff) ... but be warned if you head up to Santa Barbara ... it is one heck of a hike (though we did see people (for which read nutters) running it)....More

Thank TheScribelers
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

a nice walk , not that easy , a great view of all the valley, take a aperol spritz and enjoy the view

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the trek up to the Bastion. It took us about 20 minutes and although quite hard work it’s easily manageable with lots of seating benches en route. The views from the top are spectacular especially if you climb up the Bastion itself. There...More

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Maggie01Fermanagh
14 September 2016|
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Response from JScott371987 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but it would not be easy. It is quite a long way and parts of it are steep.
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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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