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The Bastion, Riva Del Garda

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Since we wanted to lie not only in the pool during our holiday in Riva del Garda, we decided to walk up to the bastion. We were what was not a problem with baby carriages. The entire route is highly attached to bastion. Top arrived (just under 50 min with strollers), we were rewarded with a great view. The small economy with the terrace provides for good food at reasonable prices. The way is worthwhile in any case.
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  • Il Bastione is about a 30-minute walk from Riva, not a difficult climb. We had a cheap yet delicious lunch at the restaurant at the top and drank in the wonderful views of Lake Garda and the surroundi...  read more »
  • Having "backed off" more strenuous hiking, due to sprained ankle, was glad of the well laid track leading up to this establishment. Well worth the effort ( it really doesn't take long to get up); love...  read more »
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