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Walk to S.Barbara church

The walk took us around 1 and a half hour. But we stopped many times to take pictures and have a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Filippo P
Wonderful church in Riva del Garda

If you stay in Riva del Garda you have to see the Santa Barbara Church. Take your time and enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sistrans, Austria
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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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| Monte Rocchetta, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk took us around 1 and a half hour. But we stopped many times to take pictures and have a look at the breath-taking panorama. When we reached the top the view was even better!. Really really really reccomend to visit this place if...More

Thank Filippo P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you stay in Riva del Garda you have to see the Santa Barbara Church. Take your time and enjoy the wonderful location.

Thank Straccoligno
Reviewed October 7, 2017

While recently staying in Riva del Garda, I done this hike. I have to say it is well deserving of number one things to do there. There's a lovely little cafe about half way, they even very obligingly charged my phone for me while I...More

1  Thank reginadoh75
Reviewed September 24, 2017

Get your hiking boots on! This is an awesome hike up to the church but not for the feint hearted. It is arduous and at times a little dangerous but if you allow enough time you will please when you reach the top. Take plenty...More

Thank DrP78
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Trip advisor rated as the top thing to do in Riva Del Garda so this is obviously something you have to do... Well I'm not so sure this is true, I did and I loved it. However this isn't for the couch potato. To reach...More

Thank Steven V
Reviewed September 10, 2017

You need probably 1,5h to go there, but the view is really great. Take some water with you, because it is warm in the forrest.

Thank Victor F
Reviewed September 3, 2017

We enjoyed the challenge of the steep climb up to the church. There is a welcome cafe just before you reach the church which sells water, beer and panninis. The views down to Riva are great. Try to complete this walk on a cloudy day...More

Thank Martin N
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We walked up on a really warm day and it took us a bit longer than expected, about 3 hours up. Bring water! The view from the top is amazing and we were so impressed by the fact they managed to build this so high...More

Thank Anne-Lise H
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

When we first arrived in Riva del Garda we were astounded when we spotted Santa Barbara Chapel perched high on the sheer mountainside overlooking the township. We soon discovered that there was a hiking track leading to the Bastion and then further onwards all the...More

Thank Peter_Megan
Reviewed August 20, 2017

I read the wrong review before climbing to Santa Barbara, the reviewer said it was an easy enough climb that would take about 30 minutes... ha, dam we were we in for a surprise! The climb up takes easily an hour or more and is...More

2  Thank Kat F
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Gursh S
August 13, 2017|
Response from Isaac E | Reviewed this property |
Hi G The best place to park your car is in Riva Del Garda and climb on to Santa Barbara, while your climbing , there are many spots where you can take pictures Bon Voyage Isaac