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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.
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“Very good!!!”
Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

No so hard. 20 min. Beautiful view!!!!! Best in sunny weather. There is a restoran in Bastion (does not work when we was there - april 2014)

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Dublin, Ireland
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“Well worth the climb”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

The view is superb - the cafe at the Bastion doesn't open until 12th April. Keen hill-walkers can go further up to the church.

Visited April 2014
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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“Perfect views”
Reviewed February 11, 2014

Excellent view of riva del garda, the lake, mountains. You can reach Bastion only on foot so difficult for older people to climb. Need a good weather to enjoy the view.

Visited February 2014
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Helsinki, Finland
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“30 minute walk”
Reviewed October 27, 2013

The view is amazing but it's a hard walk up the hill. We walked slowly and it took as 30 minutes to reach the Bastion. At the Bastion there is a cafe and a nice class of white wine after a hard walk was refresing.

Visited October 2013
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Liverpool
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“A Walk”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

I would like to call it a gentle walk, it is not. On the map it shows about 7 turns in total to get to the Bastion...i think we counted 29 on the way down. It is certainly something to get the blood pumping. But soooo worth it, at the top there's a cafe and the most spectacular views and amazing castle, well worth the effort.

Visited August 2013
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