The Bastion guards Riva del Garda and is one of the emblems of the town. The bastion was built at the beginning of the 16th century to protect the town as well as its inhabitants right after the Venetian domination of Riva had come to an end.
The Bastion guards Riva del Garda and is one of the emblems of the town.
The grey stone bastion located at the foot of Monte Rocchetta is one of the symbols of Riva del Garda, and overlooks both the city and the lake. The bastion was built at the beginning of the 16th century to protect the town as well as its inhabitants right after the Venetian domination of Riva had come to an end. The building was destroyed in 1703 by the French troops under the command of General Vendôme.
The bastion is just a few minutes away from Riva's harbour, on the road which winds its way through the black pine forest of Mount Rocchetta. The building has been recently subjected to refurbishing works by the Architectural Heritage Office of the Autonomous Province of Trento, and an info-point has been set up in the nearby area to document both the work carried out and the discoveries which have been made.
Notes on the accessibility to the site
It is possible to reach the bastion by car (with invalid badge) from Via Monte Englo. Alternatively, from Via al Bastione, with a trek (about 20 minutes) paved with cobblestones and porphyry slabs (slopes ranging from 8% to 10%). Flat panoramic spot paved with cobblestones and tiles. The interior of the bastion and the terrace can be reached with a series of steps (variable height from 16 to 28 cm) and with a path in gravel and rock. Bar with 130 cm high counter and 74 cm high tables (72 cm clear light); second bar room preceded by 19 steps 16 cm high. In equipped toilets, the toilet has support handles on both sides.
Information collected by the staff of the Cooperative HandiCREA.