With its 13,000 inhabitants, the coastal town of Riva is the second largest city on Lake Garda. You can find a defensive Scaligerburg and a beautiful old harbor in an elegant backdrop.
Vacation in Riva del Garda
Special flair ... The Scaliger from Verona, the Visconti from Milan and the Venetians also fought for Riva, because even at the time of the Romans, Riva was considered the most coveted jetty on the northernmost lake tip. Riva separated huge, steeply sloping rock walls until the construction of the tunnel road (1926-28) in the west of Limone and in the east of Torbole. In an essential point, however, Riva differs from all the other places and its residents. It is the special flair consisting of an interesting mix of Italian elegance and lightness, paired with South Tyrolean down -to -earthness and tradition.
Picturesque impressions ... The rugged, rugged foothills of the Trentine Alps, which inevitably remind of South Tyrol, also contribute to this. But the crucial reason is certainly that Riva was the only place on the lake for over a century (1815-1918) under the rule of the Austrians until the Italian troops finally ended up in the harbor on November 3, 1918 and finally snatched the city to the bidies In memory of November 3, 1918, the place in front of the harbor was given the name Piazza 3 Novembre, which today forms the heart of the city. Friedrich Nietzsche spent quiet hours in the Hotel Sole and enjoyed the view of the Apponale Tower and the lake. Around the place, which is outstanding by steep walls of Monte Rocchetta, meet business people, tourists and lovers to lunch near the lake through the noble boutiques or just to promenade at sunset.
Sports & Freetime
Golf There are currently 5 golf courses on Lake Garda, which are becoming increasingly popular. The environment is unique of almost all systems. Golfing on Lake Garda means joy in the Mediterranean hilly landscape between olive groves and cypresses, in the background the water of the lake glitters, which almost resembles the sea.
The golf courses are largely in a top state, juicy, well-groomed green and original design show that this sport is very important on the southern edge of the Alps.
The places are generally open all year round, German and Austrian players are also drawn to the evergreen fairways in winter. Typical for Italian golf courses is a day of rest a week (mostly Sunday). In addition, the fairways are only available at certain times, e.g. at lunchtime. All systems are coupled to hotels, enjoying green fairy as a hotel guest. The prices are very different depending on the season and space, but can be compared with German prices.
The Varone Water Fall 2.5 km north of Riva
Garda lake island Borghese-Cavazza island is also located in the middle of Lake Garda near Salò. Today it is privately owned by the Cavazza family, who inhabits this wonderful antique villa from the early 20th century all year round.
Tennotal Lake Tennose, surrounded by the four small villages of Pranzo, Cologna-Gavazzo, Tenno and Ville del Monte
Water park ""Le Ninfee 2000"" In Desenzano del Garda
Park Giardino ""Sigura"" An ecological complex of 50 hectares, it is located in Valeggio Sul Mincio, 8 km from Lake Garda. It was built by Count Carlo Sigurtà: he used the water of the Mincio river and founded an idyllic oasis that has been open since 1978.
Parco Natura Viva (in Bussolengo) extends over more than 40 hectares, with oak groves and centuries -old plants. It was built in 1969 to protect the endangered animal species. Consists of safaripark, zoo, dinosaur park, tropical house, aquaterrarium and crawl animal zoo.
Wasserpark Rio Valli (in Cavaion Veronese) is one of the largest water -free time parks in Italy. The Rio Valli offers 10 water slides and various water features.
Park Altomincio is located in a natural pool in the heart of the Parco del Mincio, in Salionze-Torrenten Valle (Valeggio Sul Mincio). It offers children and young people fun and relaxation in nature. The most important attractions are: Bumber Boats, Boccia's playgrounds, beach volleyball, the snake ""Blue Baby"", bicycle path, canoe school, swimming pool, baby pool, the Amazzonia Lagun, the tunnel fun, the Anaconda Rutschbahn, the Banzai, the Niagara Run and much more .
Aquapark Cavour (in Valeggio Sul Mincio) With five large swimming pools, three-lane slide, water players, golden beach (Caribbean oasis for families), bumber boats, playground, soccer field, tennis court, beach volleyball, changing rooms, showering, large parking lot, typical bar-restaurant, snack bar, fast food, pizzeria .
Ganeva World (in Lazise) Is the paradise of the water play offers three topic attractions: Aqua Paradise, Medieval Times, Rockstar Café.
Gardaland (in Castelnuovo del Garda) The amusement park No. 1 in Italy. 38 attractions, 4 themed villages, restaurants, shops and surprises without end with mimes, acrobats and unforgettable shows.
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