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Rocca Castle

Piazza Garibaldi, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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nice architecture

Very nice building. There is a useum inside but I did not enter. I think that it is better to have... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Piotr H
Lodz, Poland
Nice structure and associated plaza

Enjoyed strolling along fountain lines plaza and seeing the old architecture. Did not have time to... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
west Texas
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Dates back to the 1124 agreement with bishop Altemanno, when the citizens of Riva were granted the right to build a new fortress on the lake shore. The course of history has left its mark on the Rocca which has been altered multiple times. In the early 16 century, it was refurbished to make it a fitting temporary residence of the bishop princes. It underwent a radical transformation in the mid-19th century, when it was turned into an Austro-Hungarian barracks and lost all its medieval and renaissance features. Recent restoration work has revealed some of the original structures and made it a suitable home for the museum. The view from the keep is truly magnificent.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good41%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
17 Oct 2017
“nice architecture”
13 Jul 2017
“Nice structure and associated plaza”
Piazza Garibaldi, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

Very nice building. There is a useum inside but I did not enter. I think that it is better to have sightseeing around the city

Thank Piotr H
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Enjoyed strolling along fountain lines plaza and seeing the old architecture. Did not have time to spend much time inside.

Thank porter_osborne
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Essential for those little items to take home especially leather and summer dresses for the ladies. Very popular with locals and tourists alike.

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Just another great part of the Old Town, sitting under a dramatic moutain, looking onto and up the lake.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 28 June 2016

The Rocca Castle is a very interesting mixture of a local museum and old fortress. There are many exhibits from local artists and artifacts from the local area. Much of the areas history is explained. On a rainy day it is a welcome diversion.

Thank Love2taketripsUSA
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic time at the Rocca. It's huge, and there's plenty to see from photographic gallery showing the lake in the early 1900s, to a children's quiz which we all enjoyed, to artefacts from Roman times, and a climb to the top of...More

Thank DobbyBazzler
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Overlooking Lake Garda, the views are unparalleled...leave time to just soak it all in. Parking can be interesting, and it is a long climb up from Riva del Garda, well worth a visit. Local restaurants in the area or pack a picnic and enjoy the...More

2  Thank Sandi L
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This ha and well worth the effort.s a steep path up to the castle, but keep going because the view is spectacular

1  Thank MrsHCambridge
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Nice up-hill walk and incredible view once there. A must go in Riva del Garda. The last part is pretty steep, don't go if not averagly trained.

1  Thank acristiani56
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