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“Worth the walk”
Review of The Bastion

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 10 July 2018 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 a drink and enjoyed the wonderful view. Friendly staff and the food was very good as was the aperol spritz.

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"minute walk"
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"nice cafe"
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"steep walk"
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"takes about minutes"
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"well worth the effort"
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"nice walk"
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"up hill"
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"admire the view"
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 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 in the restaurant is your reward.

Check it out - you will not be disappointed.

Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

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 5 July 2018

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 is worth it. As others have said the cafe hat the top is super with a wide selection of snacks and drinks as well as toilets.

Thank Rob R
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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.

Thank Brichford
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