Riva del Garda, Lago di Garda

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  • Fortress Rocca on the lake
    Fortress Rocca on the lake
    by Roeffie
  • Torre Apponale with little harbour
    Torre Apponale with little harbour
    by Roeffie
  • View on Riva from the park
    View on Riva from the park
    by Roeffie
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    Riva del Garda

    by JLBG Written May 14, 2005

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    Riva del Garda stands at the northern extremity of the Lago di Garda. It has houses painted in bright colors, red, grey, yellow, etc, that mach perfectly with the mountain frame. Riva del Garda and all the northern part of the lake not in Veneto (the Venezia province) but in the Trentino-Alto Adige province. A couple of ducks was coming towards us.

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    Riva del Garda, the ducks

    by JLBG Written May 14, 2005

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    Unluckily, when we were in Riva del Garda, it was raining. Thus, we did not visit the city but a couple of mallards (Anas platyrhynchos*) chose to visit us and finally rested on the quay, in front of our parked car, which allowed me to take some pictures of them.

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    Riva del Garda

    by sandysmith Updated May 28, 2006

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    Riva is at the far end of lake Garda and our choice of resort for a weeks stay in this area. I think it was a good choice as with car we had easy access not only to other resorts on the lake but to other interesting places in the Trento region we were glad not to miss.
    Rive is quite colourful and has interesting buildings in the old town such as the Rocca and this tower. Shopping was also very good in Riva - not just tourist stuff too. Much more info and pics on my Riva del Garda page.

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    Historical Riva del Garda

    by freya_heaven Updated Aug 23, 2004

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    Whilst wandering around the streets of Riva del garda, I commented to Derek that I though the town had an Austrian feel to it. Went for a drink, dug out the Lonely Planet to find that Rival Del Garda did indeed used to be part of Austria until just after WW1, before it incorporated in to Italy!

    Riva was part of the Austrian Habsburg region, it was also annexed by the Nazis for a few years during the Second World War.

    Today apparently Riva Del Garda is very popular with German & Austrian tourists

    Riva Del Garda, Town Square
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    Rive Del Garda

    by freya_heaven Written Aug 10, 2004

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    Riva Del Garda, is the largest town on the north Lake Garda, a very pleasant place to visit & have a wander. On the west mountainside there were a few buildings & chapels literally clinging to the cliff side. To walk up there would really be a penance!

    It is from Riva you enter the Dolomites of Brenta. Also the largest of Lake Gardas beaches are in the Riva area. If you are interested in water sports this is the place to come.

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    Riva del Garda

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 15, 2014

    The main buildings of Riva del Garda are the tower Torre Apponale from 1220, the Palazzo Pretorio in 1375 and the castle on the slopes of Monte Rocchetta dating from Venetian times. In the 12th century fortress Rocca on the lake you can find the municipal museum. Also beautiful the Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta a nice church already mentioned in 1106.

    Riva approx. has 17,000 inhabitants and is a very nice place to shop. Somewhat northwest of Riva you can also visit the Lago di Tenno and Lago di Ledro and of course the Cascate di Varone.

    I've been at the Cascate die Varone in 1998 and in 2013. In my opinion it is a pitty that they almost made a fairground attaction of it with the different light effects. I like nature as it is. Probably done to earn more money with it.

    View on Riva from the park Fortress Rocca on the lake Torre Apponale with little harbour Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta Torre Apponale from different angle
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