Riva del Garda Travel Guide
view from parking spot
Things to Do
Things to Do
View from the city center
Beautiful setting in the mountains, by the lake.
parking could be difficult (pay the machine)
In a nutshell
wait for the tourists to go home, return then
The Civic Museum (Museo Civico)
Riva del Garda has a very good town museum located in an old palace named "the Rocca" in the center of town. The museum is on multiple foors and features archaological exhibits, exhibits about the town's history, and a good art collection. Give yourself at least an hour to...
Riva del Garda and surrounding is certainly one of the most amazing places anyone could hope to explore by bike. The peaks, which rise over 2000m out of the Lake are crossed by superb tracks and trails, providing enjoyment and challenge for all kinds of mountain bikers.We...
Do a boatrip.
From Riva del Garda you can do several boat trips to various villages or towns. There are ferries, hydrofoils and motorised catamarans that opearate all year.For instance you can go to Limone and Malcesine.Limone. Its name comes from the latin word “limen”, which means...
Take a boat to discover villages
Lago di Garda have a good ferries service. There are official boats run by the local sailing company and many tourist boats that can take you all over the place. If you dont have a car to drive around, of if you just want to have a relaxing day away from the narrow curvy...
Stroll along the lake shore
The easier, cheaper and more relaxing thing to do is just walk along the lake's shore. The municipality keep it up a lot, there are flowers and big old tree and several benches where to sit and enjoy the wonderful view and the company.During the summer there are often free...
Hunting for panoramic spots
The Northern part of the Lake is really very scenic, much better than the bottom. The lake get really narrow, it is surrounded by mountains and the wind come right into it making it the perferct place for those who love windsurfs and parasailing. Unfortunally the day I was...
Hike a trail
My good friend Patrizia (VT WXWXR ) suggest me to mention a nice trail to walk. It is the old road for Val di Ledro and worth to take. It starts at the estreme end of Riva, opposite the side from Rovereto, near an old electric power central.There are also many other walking...
View From Above
If you arrive from the southern area of Lago da Garda, I suggest that you drive from Riva da Garda into the hills. There are some great views of the village and the lake. If you take the main road out heading to the autostrada you will find a nice turn out where you can park...
2 Reviews and 65 Opinions We have just returned from a week at Parc Hotel Flora, this hotel was new renovated, is idealy...
Hotel du Lac et du Parc
2 Reviews and 138 Opinions We stayed at the Hotel du Lac et du Park in July 2005 and cannot praise it enough. All the staff...
Ristorante-pizzeria Trieste.: Pasta, pizza and more!
On their menu you can find a good choice of pizzas and pasta. They also serve various fish dishes.They have some menus at fixed price; including a first and second course, dessert and a drink.
Pizza with vegetables.
Birreria Maffei: Brasserie in business sice 1649
When I was planning this weekend I found somewhere a good review about this place. We both like good beer and austrian food so we decided to give it a try.It was a real good advice!!This restaurant was first a brewery since 1649, unfortunally i was too concentrated on my own...
Sita Bus to Riva
There is no doubt in our mind that the best way to travel to Riva is by Sita Bus. We were most impressed by the drivers, the cleanliness and comfort of these buses.The ride is smooth, you sit high enough to see over the growth on the side of the highways, and you may choose...
When you eat at restaurant, small bread sticks are always available. No matter you eat those or not, those will be added to your check as "service". Actually those are very good, so you should eat sticks =)
Written Apr 9, 2007
Riva del Garda- is it worth it?
Before my holiday on Lake Garda, I'd heard a lot of hype from friends, brochures and literature, about the northern town of Riva del Garda. Naturally, I decided to take a look around the place, taking the bus from Peschiera in the far south, it being a stormy day and...
Always bring warm clothes
The weather at the lake is quite umpredictable. Even during summer, in this upper part of the Lake, storms are frequent, usually they come in the late afternoon. I went in mid June and it was supposed to be hot but I ended up wearing ALL i had in the suitcase!!Better to...
Riva is large enough to find most items...
In the case of Riva, either a back pack or rolling luggage would be acceptable. The main section of Riva is well paved so wheels on your suitcase can move freely.
We visited in late fall and the weather, although overcast and foggy, was lovely. I'd suggest a weatherproof...
Canale di Tenno.
Canale di Tenno is a beautiful medieval village some 10 km from Riva del Garda.Besides exploring the village you can visit a couple of museums there. One of them houses a collection of old agricultural tools. The other; named "Casa degli Artisti" hosts temporary exibitions,...
Just 3km from Riva del Garda are the cave and waterfall park of Varone. Only takes about 30minutes to visit but is well worth this short stop and the entrance fee of 5 Euro. We stopped here first on our way to Arco. The lower cave allows the last part of the waterfall to be...
Cycling - Passo Rocchetta
One of our best cycling trips in the area of Lago di Garda was Passo Rocchetta. The starting point was Riva del Garda. The first part of the trail went through serpentines above Lago di Garda and all the way we had nice views of the lake. The first point we reached then was...
Outdoor sports pararadise
The northern part of Lago di Garda is well know for the multiple possibilities it offer for the outdoor sports' lovers. The shape of this part of the lake, very narrow and between two lines of mountains, make it windy very often and it is a popular destination for wind...
Piazza III Novembre.
This is the main square in Riva del Garda. Here you can see the town hall built in the XV century joined to the Palazzo Pretorio (XIV century). Opposite this palace there is the Apponale tower. It was built in 1220 and raised in 1555. It was built to defend the town, used to...
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