Catena Square
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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karen c
London, UK52 contributions
Jun 2022
Love his beautiful old square. It is full of character with great views. ou can shop, eat drink. or just watch the world go by at one of the many bars and restaurants over looking the lake and port.
Written June 28, 2022
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stephenskier123
Newtownards, UK340 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Right in the port area of Riva del Garda.
Very busy with lots of outdoor restaurants where you can have coffee/lunch/beer etc and people watch.
Super way to spend an hour or so.
One thing to watch out for is the amount of mountain bikes coming through on the way back from the mountain, can be scary at times.
Written June 12, 2017
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Claire F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates55 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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Diana C
Silver Creek, NY241 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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amynor11
United Kingdom31 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Lovely square in the heart of Riva. Breathtaking views and plenty of amazing places to get gelato! Lots of restraunts and hotels in the square where you can grab a drink and watch the world go by.
Written September 15, 2018
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Thomas F
Nottingham, UK72 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Lovely little square to hang out in for a while but watch out for all the cyclists who think it's appropriate to storm through at 30kph!
Written July 18, 2018
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John G
Somerset, UK108 contributions
May 2018
We allow ourselves a complete day to wander around this interesting Italian town. So much to see and do. For a waling excusion and views do not miss the walk along the old military road. About a 3 hour trip to the cafe at the top. For an equaly pleasure able walk then the Bastioney with it cafe beer and veiw provides its rewards with less effort and a shorter distance.
Written June 18, 2018
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Bill B
Burntisland, UK24 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Just lovely, nice place to sit and people watch, have a bite to eat, take loads of photos. Lovely bit of the world.
Written June 22, 2017
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lynne c
Pontypridd, UK28 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Great views of the Lake, even better from the top of the tower! Plenty of bars, restaurants and gelaturias. A great place to sit and eat and people watch. Plenty of boats to take you off to other villages.
Written October 2, 2016
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