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The Bastion, Riva Del Garda

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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. Plan your The Bastion visit and explore what else you can see and do in Riva Del Garda using our Riva Del Garda itinerary builder.
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  • A walk to the Bastion above Riva Del Garda is a must do when visiting there. Nice paved walkway up to it and when you reach it, you can enjoy a nice meal or a drink at very reasonable prices. The staf...  more »
  • A visit to the Bastion is well worth the walk. It is a bit of a track about half n hour but the views are well with the trip. Nice little cafe at the Bastion to have a nice refreshing drink.  more »
  • About 20 minutes to walk there but there are seats located at different spots to rest. I would suggest to do it at your leisure and enjoy the scenery "what is this life if full of care we have no time...  more »
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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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