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.