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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  • If you walk, then you also must walk up to Bastione to catch the views from here. While you are here, there is a local bar/cafe to get some local drink/eats, but the view is spectacular!
  • Fortresses with beautiful view to the Riva. There is a nice footpath, with lights thus visit is possible in the night as well. Than you can admire Riva at night. Must see if you are in Riva.
  • Beautiful view. Good restaurant. Road up to here is suitable for kids, bike etc.
  • Great walk up to to the Bastione. Make sure you wear decent footwear as path can be slippy if wet. Fantastic views over the Lake and town.
  • Great views. Nice walk. Bar at the top. Historically interesting. Great experience.

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