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Worth the walk

Excellent views and well worth the effort to get up. Takes about 30 mins. Take good shoes of you... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2012
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Must see view

This is a 'must do' walk for anyone visiting Riva. The views are stunning and even better if you... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2012
Preston, United Kingdom
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“santa barbara”(48 reviews)
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“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
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All reviewssanta barbaraworth the climbzig zag pathminute walknice cafesteep walktakes about minutesgreat viewwell worth the effortnice walkup hilladmire the viewhard worklake gardabottle of watercold beeraperol spritz
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

Excellent views and well worth the effort to get up. Takes about 30 mins. Take good shoes of you head further up to Santa Barbara church and allow an hour each way.

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Reviewed 11 August 2012

This is a 'must do' walk for anyone visiting Riva. The views are stunning and even better if you continue to climb further up to the Santa Barbara shrine (also known as the star at night for obvious reasons). The climb to the Bastion was...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2012

Not to be attempted on a very hot day, this is good exercise giving brilliant views of Riva. A big relief is finding a good cafe at the Bastion after such an energetic walk up the zig zag path.

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Reviewed 29 July 2012

A must see in Riva for the views over the town and surrounding countryside. Good pathways leading up - in shade in the afternoon but a challenge on a hot day. The views from the bar at the top were really good and the Bastion...More

Thank JamesJ52
Reviewed 29 July 2012

This was well worth the climb up from the road - despite the heat. The views of the town and the lake were fabulous.

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Reviewed 26 July 2012

We enjoyed running up to the Bastione which was hard work, but the views of Riva and lake Garda from there were fabulous. Running back down through the woods was my favourite bit!

Thank Hezza21
Reviewed 21 July 2012

Excellent views from the bastion but was a heafty climb!! The restuarant was welcome but didnt serve food....so we got drunk instead and wobbled down the hill.

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Reviewed 20 July 2012

Awesome view and nice bit of history. Bit of a trek up to it but worth it.

Thank PaulConway0
Reviewed 15 July 2012

If you like a walk up a hill with great views over Riva Del Garda then this is for you.

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 3 July 2012

superb views across Riva and lake. Well worth the climb up the zig-zag path. You cannot see Bastion until you reach it, but lights are numbered and there are 125 of them so if you sit down near no 60 you are half way!

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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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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|
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Response from Travelagentlucy | Reviewed this property |
It also closes every Wednesday