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Riva del Garda description and photos - Italy: Lake Garda. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Riva del Garda.
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Riva del Garda is a picturesque resort town with a population of just over 15 thousand people, located on the northwestern shore of Lake Garda in the province of Trentino. The city lies in the southern spurs of the Italian Alps, close to the Dolomites mountain range, and is bounded by the Monte Rocchetta mountains in the west and Monte Brione in the east. The winters are cold, but sunny and with little snow, while the summers are warm and windy. In the warm season, storms often rage at night.
Archaeological excavations show that Riva del Garda was inhabited in the era of Ancient Rome, but there is practically no historical evidence of those times. At the beginning of the 16th century, the city became part of the Venetian Republic: the Venetians built a Bastion here, from which it was possible to control the entire Lake Garda, - its ruins can be seen today. Then Riva del Garda was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and in 1918 it joined Italy. The local economy is almost entirely based on tourism. In addition, there are several paper production facilities in the city.
Tourists love to visit Riva del Garda for its scenic beauty and interesting sights. So, in the medieval fortress Rocca, standing on the lake and surrounded by a canal with a suspension bridge, today there is the City Museum, which hosts a variety of cultural events, especially numerous in summer. The Church of Inviolata, built in the Baroque style, stands in the very center of the city. If you go from it towards the 3rd November Square, then along the way you can admire the historical buildings, built in the Lombard-Venetian style - Palazzo Pretorio (1375), the facade of which is decorated with frescoes, or the City Hall with the coat of arms of the city. There is another square nearby - Piazza San Rocco, surrounded by the ruins of the old city walls. There is also the Church of San Rocco, partially destroyed during the First World War. At the eastern end of the square rises the 34-meter Torre Apponale tower, built in 1200 - in different years it served as a prison and observation tower. Also noteworthy are Piazza Catena, Piazza Battisti and Piazza Garibaldi. From the latter begins Via Maffei, along which there are luxurious palaces - Palazzo Lutti, Palazzo Armani, Palazzo Martini and Palazzo Clari. From the main staircase of the little church of Santa Barbara, built in 1935 on the slope of Monte Brione, a dizzying view opens up.
In the vicinity of Riva del Garda, it is worth visiting lakes Tenno and Lago di Ledro, on the banks of which there is a paleontological museum with an interesting collection, as well as the Varone waterfalls.
In addition, Riva del Garda, blown through winds all day long, it is considered a great place for windsurfing and sailing. Fans of active recreation should visit the Fraglia Vela Riva center. You can take the cable car up to Monte Rocchetta, go on a walking tour of Monte Brione or cycle by bike to the neighboring towns of Torbole sul Garda and Arco. You can also go rafting on one of the rivers of the Val di Ledro. In winter, the Monte Baldo ski resort is 17 km from Riva del Garda.In the vicinity of Riva del Garda, it is worth visiting lakes Tenno and Lago di Ledro, on the banks of which there is a paleontological museum with an interesting collection, as well as the Varone waterfalls.
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