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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  • Located above Riva del Garda, the rampart is located on the path that leads to the santa Barbara church, located about 15 min.
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  • Really decent path takes approx 1km and rewards you with incredible views over Riva del Garda. There is even drinks vending machine to quench your thirst.  more »
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  • The building itself is impressive considering it's location but it's mainly the hike up to it and the spectacular views that make this such a great place to visit...but don't forget to take 3L of water with you if you plan ascending the cliff in August.
  • Nice steady climb to the bastion, great views over the town
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