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The Bastion
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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. The restaurant is closer to 3 1/2.

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"santa barbara"
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"worth the climb"
in 38 reviews
"zig zag path"
in 16 reviews
"minute walk"
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"nice cafe"
in 18 reviews
"steep walk"
in 19 reviews
"takes about minutes"
in 11 reviews
"great view"
in 24 reviews
"well worth the effort"
in 20 reviews
"nice walk"
in 18 reviews
"up hill"
in 9 reviews
"admire the view"
in 7 reviews
"hard work"
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"lake garda"
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"bottle of water"
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"cold beer"
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"aperol spritz"
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 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). Having said that it is worth it for the views!

Thank TheScribelers
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

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

Thank blacknasa
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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 is a cafe at the top, but we didn’t need a rest so after a quick rece at the Bastion we returned to the bottom. All in all an enjoyable way to burn off some of the calories from all the gorgeous ice cream.

Thank antonyb84
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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Walking up was a treat until you reach the top to see its compliments, having the utmost symbol of Riva del Garda, its a nice place to be.

Thank Jun J
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