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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  • We walked to Il Bastione today with our kids aged 4 & 6, and had a very nice trip! The road is steep, but still easy to walk. Had to carry our youngest a bit, but the oldest could easily make the trip...  more »
  • We took a trip up to The Bastion on a slightly overcast Sunday morning. We went with the attitude that we would like to complete it but if we struggle too much we will turn back. It was a steep hill b...  more »
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  • Nice place but it was closed and no sign at the beginning of the street.
  • Amazing view for such a nice and easy walk. It must be even more beautiful in a sunny day. When I went there, the restaurant was closed :(
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