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Pleasant surprise

The collection is very beautiful. The part on Riva history is very moving, as the town changed... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Essex, United Kingdom
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Great local museum

Went in, not knowing what to expect. Easily kept us entertained/informed for over 2 hours. Great... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Sep 20, 2018
“Pleasant surprise”
Sep 2, 2018
“Great local museum”
Dates back to the 1124 agreement with bishop Altemanno, when the citizens of Riva were granted the right to build a new fortress on the lake shore. The course of history has left its mark on the Rocca which has been altered multiple times. In the...more
Piazza Garibaldi, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The collection is very beautiful. The part on Riva history is very moving, as the town changed hands so many times. The building itself is stunning, done up very cleverly to house the museum. As we stayed in Riva, we got a card to get...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 2, 2018

Went in, not knowing what to expect. Easily kept us entertained/informed for over 2 hours. Great exhibitions of art, photographs, archaeology, WW2 local items PLUS a great rooftop panorama!!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Very good museum/art gallery in a beautiful lakeside setting. Plenty going on outside too, with shops, cafes, street entertainers.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Very nice building. There is a useum inside but I did not enter. I think that it is better to have sightseeing around the city

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

Enjoyed strolling along fountain lines plaza and seeing the old architecture. Did not have time to spend much time inside.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed June 24, 2017

Essential for those little items to take home especially leather and summer dresses for the ladies. Very popular with locals and tourists alike.

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank John G
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Just another great part of the Old Town, sitting under a dramatic moutain, looking onto and up the lake.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bill B
Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Rocca Castle is a very interesting mixture of a local museum and old fortress. There are many exhibits from local artists and artifacts from the local area. Much of the areas history is explained. On a rainy day it is a welcome diversion.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the Rocca. It's huge, and there's plenty to see from photographic gallery showing the lake in the early 1900s, to a children's quiz which we all enjoyed, to artefacts from Roman times, and a climb to the top of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank DobbyBazzler
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Overlooking Lake Garda, the views are unparalleled...leave time to just soak it all in. Parking can be interesting, and it is a long climb up from Riva del Garda, well worth a visit. Local restaurants in the area or pack a picnic and enjoy the...More

Date of experience: June 2014
2  Thank Sandi L
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