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“Excellent views - good walk up to justify the drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bastion

The Bastion
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Owner description: The Bastione, a tower of grey stone, located at the foot of Mount Rocchetta, is one the symbols of Riva del Garda, overlooking the city and Lake Garda. It was built in the early XVI century, just after the end of Venetian domination over Riva. It was destroyed in 1703 by the French troops under leadership of general Vendôme, who mined the main body thus rendering it unusable. It’s a few minutes walk from the port of Riva, along a road that winds through the black pinewood of the lower Rocchetta. The path then rises further to the chapel of St. Barbara on the mountainside (610m) and the Rocchetta itself (1520m). The Bastione has recently been restored. Visitors may see the imposing external bodywork and what is left of the inside from a winding staircase. The locations enjoys an excellent view.
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Excellent views - good walk up to justify the drink”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

A must see in Riva for the views over the town and surrounding countryside.
Good pathways leading up - in shade in the afternoon but a challenge on a hot day.
The views from the bar at the top were really good and the Bastion itself small but fascinating.

Visited July 2012
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“Fantastic views of the town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2012

This was well worth the climb up from the road - despite the heat. The views of the town and the lake were fabulous.

Visited July 2012
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loughborough
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“Good Run”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

We enjoyed running up to the Bastione which was hard work, but the views of Riva and lake Garda from there were fabulous. Running back down through the woods was my favourite bit!

Visited July 2012
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Dornoch, Scotland, United Kingdom
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“excellent views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Excellent views from the bastion but was a heafty climb!!
The restuarant was welcome but didnt serve food....so we got drunk instead and wobbled down the hill.

Visited July 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“Worth the climb.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2012

Awesome view and nice bit of history. Bit of a trek up to it but worth it.

Visited July 2012
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