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Santa Barbara Church
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

the veiws at the top were even more amazing but dont go there if you are scared of heights.Quite tough going near the top for your average walker and a little disappointed at the top

Thank ann s
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"well worth the effort"
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"lots of water"
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"bring water"
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"great hike"
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

if you like a challenge this is the walk for you - we did it in 3 hours but at a fair old lick. Not for the feint hearted as it climbs to 650 metres.

Thank colin1957
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Couple of hours walk, but the view is worth it.
Start out early or late in the day as it gets pretty hot on the climb.

Thank TeamMurph
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

When we arrived in Riva del Garda we couldn't help but notice a light high up on the mountain, enquiries made and we were told it was possible to climb up to it. We set off early in the morning around 9am before it got too hot and it took us about half a day in all. we stopped at the Bastion and had a coffee and then headed on upwards. I would advise sensible shoes as its quite rough and can be slippy in spots. protection against the sun and definitely bring a bottle of water as we had to stop every now and then. The view when we got to the top was amazing and we signed the visitors book. looking down from the church was like looking at lego land. Feel such a sense of achievement having done the climb, a day I will remember for the rest of my life.

1  Thank Jackie C
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

If you have the energy this is a must do! It looks impossible to reach from the ground but the path is very good and whilst steep in parts is well worth the effort for the brilliant views.

1  Thank MarkQS
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