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Santa Barbara Church

| Monte Rocchetta, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Santa Barbara church / chapel is not for the faint hearted, and I don't mean the religious kind... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2017
Croydon, United Kingdom
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A rugged hike, and well worth the vista! Bring some water, and wear some sturdy shoes. Bring your... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
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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 April 29, 2017 via mobile

Santa Barbara church / chapel is not for the faint hearted, and I don't mean the religious kind. The church can only be accessed by foot and is at least an hours strenuous climb out of Riva del Garda. Take the paved foot way at...More

3  Thank KathIan999
Reviewed April 27, 2017

A rugged hike, and well worth the vista! Bring some water, and wear some sturdy shoes. Bring your camera for the many photo opps.

Thank Matt M
Reviewed April 26, 2017

This place is near Riva del Garda; You must walk one hour, more or less, to arrive in this picturess location. You can see the landscape of all the Garda lake.

Thank Ketty M
Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

Stopped off here and loved the architecture and the fact it's still very much a working church. One to see if in the area.

Thank maddiePortsmouth
Reviewed April 21, 2017

On my second visit to Riva Del Garda, I was determined to climb Monte Rocchetta and to reach The Santa Barbara Church as I was stopped by friend from reaching the summit during my last holidays to Riva Del Garda. As I started climbing and...More

Thank Isaac E
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and romantic hike. Hiking shoes are recommended but it can be done without. Beautiful views along the way. There is a refuge that serves traditional food if the flag is raised.

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed December 6, 2016

This is a beautiful old building, which is illuminated at night and can be seen from the town. It is a strenuous hike to get to (on reasonably well maintain paths) but it is well worth it. The view from there is breathtaking.

1  Thank Blatch_and_Netty
Reviewed October 4, 2016

shortish walk to the Bastion on well maintained path, recommend coffee before tackling the very steep climb to Santa Barbara. Looks impossible from ground level. Not long in distance but very steep

1  Thank Gordon1860
Reviewed October 2, 2016

quaite a tough hike up to here but you can spend all day doing it. Worth it just for the view. would do it again.

1  Thank NomadBallymena
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Despite the long walk/trek up to the top the views are most definitely worth it. The climb to the top is difficult in places and I recommend walking boots or walking trainers. It is in the shade so regardless of how hot it is the...More

2  Thank Laurascotdav
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