A walk along the lake, shopping in the boutiques of the historic center but also cultural visits
WHERE IS IT
Riva del Garda is about 35 km from the Hotel Angelo. To reach Riva del Garda you can drive in the direction of Trento and turn right into Sarche, or you can take the Passo Ballino, passing through Tenno (from the road you can admire Lake Tenno).
WHAT TO DO
Riva del Garda
We are 65 meters above sea level, the climate is mild and the beaches of Lake Garda are an ideal place both for sunbathing and for a nice walk, perhaps enjoying an ice cream!
The town and its surroundings are full of olive trees, lemons and palms and it almost seems to be on the sea, but the mountains that surround it remind us that we are in Trentino, in the Dolomites.
The historic center of Riva del Garda is a pedestrian area with many places to visit, but also of shops, boutiques, bars and ice cream shops.
Walking through the historic center with its Lombard-Venetian style buildings, we recommend a visit to the Rocca di Riva, dating back to 1124, home to the Alto Garda Museum which houses the Pinacoteca. Here are exhibits from prehistory to the Middle Ages and up to the present day. In winter the Rocca hosts the Santa Claus House, a real joy for children.
Then you can reach the Apponale Tower, on which you can also go up. The tower is 34 meters high and is located on Piazza 3 Novembre, the heart of the village. At the top of the tower you will see the symbol of Riva, the Anzolim, a bronze angel.
Another characteristic area of Riva is the district of Morocco, where you will find very characteristic views.
The Riva del Garda area also offers the opportunity to do many sports: sailing and windsurfing on the lake, paragliding, walking, mountain biking, climbing, via ferrata and canyoning in the surrounding area: Riva del Garda is a real open-air gym!
Another attraction of the area are the Varone Waterfalls, with the Grotta Cascata Varone Park, a destination for many tourists because of the suggestive jump of about 100 meters of the Magnone stream, fed by the waters of Lake Tenno.