Where the lake meets the mountains
Riva, or Riva del Garda as it is also known, is the northernmost town on Lake Garda. Its dramatic mountain backdrop offers a magnificent reminder that the Italian Alps are right there to be explored. Back in town, you can learn about Riva’s history in the Rocca di Riva, a lake-front fort surrounded by water with only a small bridge leading to its entrance. And for those looking to enjoy some sunshine or cool off in the lake, there are not less than five beaches to choose from.
3 reasons we think you’ll love Riva
A view from above
One of the best views of Riva is from The Bastione, a fortified tower at the foot of Mount Rocchetta, just next to the town. You could walk up, or take the easy option and ride the funicular.
Thrill seeking
If the mountains are tempting you, you’ll find plenty of options to explore them. How about rock climbing? Arco is Italy’s rock climbing paradise and it’s just 10-minutes' drive from Riva. Most guides offer taster sessions, so why not?
A taste of Austria
Riva was once part of Austria, and while it is very much an Italian town, you may spot Austrian influences in the architecture and even the cuisine. So don’t be surprised to find the odd strudel on a menu.

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