Catena Square

Catena Square, Riva Del Garda: Address, Catena Square Reviews: 4.5/5

Catena Square
4.5
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The name refers to the large chain which in the past centuries was stretched across the water in defence of the harbour. Until 1929, the piazza was home to the Imperial Customs House: a sign of the borderline which for centuries separated the northern stretch of the lake from the regions just a little further to the south. On this square the baroque statue of San Giovanni Nepomuceno, patron saint of the waters, can be found, which until the Great War stood in Piazza Benacense.
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Helle G
76 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
We arrived by ferry from Limone Sul Garda to have a look around Riva. This was the first impression we got as we left the ferry. It's a beautiful area with old and new blend. Lots of cafes and restaurants. A lovely place to relax and enjoy the view of Lake Garda.
Written September 17, 2019
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Lindylou146
Plymouth, UK982 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is another of Riva’s lovely squares, full of cafes. Sit and people watch of sit in a cafe, or watch the boats ....stunning scenery.
Written September 4, 2019
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allennbarbarahull
hull yorkshire174 contributions
Aug 2019
nice place too sit and relax and indulge in a gelato and a coffee and watch the world go by just watch out for the bikes plenty of places to sit or lots of bars to sit and take in the veiws mountains and lake .see the ferrys coming and going always make a point of coming here
Written August 21, 2019
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Liz H
Lichfield, UK844 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We visited for an hour or two by ferry. The square was a super place to sit and watch what was happening in the town and on the water, with the beautiful mountains as a backdrop. Plenty of seating around the square.
Written August 17, 2019
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bsmithnufc
South Shields, UK13 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Lovely views when you get your breath back after climbing 165 stairs you can see all around the lake
Written June 13, 2019
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Claire F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates54 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Nice place to sit and people watch from one of the restaurants facing the square. Plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from.
Written June 10, 2019
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M.C.Rose
Kent, UK568 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
Our hotel was overlooking here. Lots of lovely bars, cafes, restaurants and shops. You can sit and watch the ferries come and go.
Written May 22, 2019
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Diana C
Silver Creek, NY240 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
what a lovely square!! So enjoyed walking about, amongst the ducks, seeing the various activities,etc. We went there all 3 days in Riva del Garda. A definite must see.
Written May 12, 2019
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Josef B
Weiningen, Switzerland1,053 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
The Piazza Catena is a promenade along the Lake Side of Riva del Garda. The attractive coffee houses and restaurants are facing the lake and the harbour and invite to relax and to have leisure time according to the principal “to see and to be seen”; original by Ovid – Spectatum veninunt, veniunt spectentur ut ipsae. We have very much enjoyed the short time here and hoped that it would last forever.
Written April 22, 2019
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tina w
Whitstable, UK622 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
what a lovely place to sit and watch the world go by ,plenty of benches to enjoy the wonderful views ,walk across the bridge into the museum to sit in the gardens
Written March 25, 2019
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