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Definitely worth the walk uphill

The route is well marked (brown "heritage" signs) close to the circle. The path is paved/concrete... read more

Reviewed October 16, 2018
Lovely view over Riva del Garda

Worth the effort if you can manage the climb up the zig-zagging footpath. Free entry and a... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Nigel D
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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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...more
Mount Rocchetta, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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All reviews santa barbara worth the climb zig zag path minute walk nice cafe steep walk takes about minutes great view well worth the effort nice walk up hill admire the view cold beer bottle of water hard work lake garda aperol spritz
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

The route is well marked (brown "heritage" signs) close to the circle. The path is paved/concrete and not very exhausting bringing you through a lush area. (Some guys naturally had to sprint up...). The Bastion itself is interesting but not that impressive since most of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 13, 2018

Worth the effort if you can manage the climb up the zig-zagging footpath. Free entry and a reasonably priced café when you get there. Recommend an early start before the day warms up!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nigel D
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Really recommend this visit although it is a bit of a climb but there are seats to have a wee rest but it's worth it and there's a lovely coffee shop at the top and the views are stunning

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank June R
Reviewed October 2, 2018

It’s a bit of a hike up but well worth it when you get to the top. There is a lovely place to have a drink at the Bastionand the views are spectacular of the lake and surrounding area

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BertandErnie6976
Reviewed October 1, 2018

A gentle easy climb to the Bastion which was small but quite well preserved with a lovely restaurant by the side and fantastic views of Riva and the lake.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martha127
Reviewed September 28, 2018

It was a very hard walk up to it for a very unfit person like me but well worth the effort. A cafe at the top and fantastic views.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank badgerman1309
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Had meant to make the climb to The Bastion each time that we stayed in Riva but never made it but this time we did. The walk up was not too bad, just take your time. View amazing and a nice cafe as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank wenray2017
Reviewed September 14, 2018

Just a 30 min steady walk up a zigzag path at the top of Riva town lies this old Bastionale ruin. You can feel the atmosphere of why it was built here, then enjoy the history and the views whilst you sip a cool beer,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Graham P
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Beautiful once up there. My asthma was playing up, had to stop at every bench to catch breath. But was well worth it when we reached destination

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank hazels101
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Wonderful views but a very exhausting walk up the zig-zag path. Some markers along the way or something to let you know how much further you have to go would be helpful, glad we visited but there are many other things I'd recommend before doing...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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September 14, 2016|
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Response from Tricia K | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other answers, it would be possible with difficulty. The pathway has tracks for cars but these might be too wide for a wheelchair. Having said that, many families with children in buggies made it up the... More
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September 19, 2015|
Response from Alanyeti | Reviewed this property |
It's a steadily steep climb up, but on a well-surfaced trail.
September 18, 2015|
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Response from Travelagentlucy | Reviewed this property |
It also closes every Wednesday