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Address: | Monte Rocchetta, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy
Description: The small Chapel to Saint Barbara (m 625 – h 1,45 from Riva del Garda...
The small Chapel to Saint Barbara (m 625 – h 1,45 from Riva del Garda), was built in 1935 by the miners who worked on the conduits of the Ponale power plant. It is placed in a horrid and daring, yet panoramic position, on the slope of Mount Rocchetta near the start of the penstocks feeding the hydroelectrical plant. The Chapel is visible from afar thanks to nighttime lighting.
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Worth the climb for views

The view at the top is just fantastic of Rive del Garda, it is worth the effort!! There is a bar/ eatery for some well earned refreshments, the walk is about 30mins zig/zag up a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Derry N.Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The view at the top is just fantastic of Rive del Garda, it is worth the effort!! There is a bar/ eatery for some well earned refreshments, the walk is about 30mins zig/zag up a good surface path.

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Vejle, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Hard trip on a hot day. Make a stop at the Little café at the Basstion on your way up and Down. It is a very nice trip.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The views from the church are breath-taking. As a fairly fit couple in their twenties that like walking (but no sticks etc) - we would say this is a pretty tough path. On a cool day I would say it would be difficult but pleasant, however, we did it in 35 degree heat and it was very hard work. The... More 

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Brixham, Devon, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wow... Well we are staying at the lido palace which is fabulous.. Every night we saw this light in the chapel and decided to climb it... So 9.30am left the bottom by car park, 20 mins later reached the bastion and kept going... Now we had trainers on and hat and I have climbed Kilimanjaro last oct but the heat... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This was a beautiful little church, well worth a visit even if you are not religious. Very peaceful and thought provoking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

An early morning start in summertime ie 7pm is essential as heat would be unbearable after 12 am . Although there is good shade from trees along the way .. Strong shoes are a must . 1800 ft in total with first 400 ft on mostly concrete . After that it's rough paths all the way . I'm only a... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An excellent hike but not one to try with young children or flip flops. The walk itself is very uneven and would recommend the correct footwear. The views at the top are awesome and how the individuals built the path and church is fairly impressive.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not easy to get up but the view is to die for. Not hike I would do in the midst of a summer day. Get up super early and get there before it gets too hot

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This climb would be easier out of season but go early in the morning and the rewards are great write a few words in the little book on display

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I decided to take up the challenge of walking up to the chapel and on a hot day it was a challenge but the view when you reach the chapel is well worth it. The path is rocky so a good trainer or hiking boot is recommended but I did see people in sandals on the path.

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Address: | Monte Rocchetta, 38066 Riva Del Garda, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Trentino-Alto Adige  >  Province of Trento  >  Riva Del Garda

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