The Bastion, Riva Del Garda

A steep walk up to The Bastion rewards you with unbeatable views over the town. Built following the end of Venetian rule in the 16th century as protection for the town and its inhabitants, the building was later destroyed in 1703 by French troops. To reach the grey stone fortress, you'll have to climb uphill on narrow zig-zagging paths under the Italian sun for nearly an hour, so wear comfortable shoes and bring a supply of water to keep hydrated. Once you reach the fort, there is a small cafe to refuel. Savor the well-earned views before making the trek back down. Use our Riva Del Garda trip itinerary planning app to visit The Bastion on your trip to Riva Del Garda, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The bastion takes approximately 20 minutes walk (always depends on the step) trail not too steep, moderately difficult but in the end you are rewarded with a magnificent view of Riva del Garda and the Lake! Highly recommended
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  • The walk up to the Bastion takes about twenty minutes. The path is windy and well surfaced. This is not a tough walk. The views over the bay are splendid and the cafe a gem.  more »
  • Simple walk all paved do x elderly people. The continuation after the bastion instead is recommended with hiking boots and hiking gear. Nice view
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  • Beautiful view point. Take about 15-20 minutes hike. It's possible for almost everyone. Just need to take it slow but it's doable. Has a good cafe at the end and the view is awesome!
  • Easily reachable, great for an early morning stroll in the fresh air. There is a cafe at the top as well, so make sure you treat yourself to a toastie!
  • It had a great view of the lake and has a cool history
  • Nice view, good food, also good for a sundowner
  • Small tower with a nice view.

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