Holidays to Riva del Garda
Riva del Garda is a bustling Italian town found in the northern end of Lake Garda. Unspoiled by tourists, the area maintains much of its traditional heritage, and is the perfect destination for a quiet get-away in the sun. Once a part of neighbouring Austria, the town boasts a melting-pot of cultural architecture and history, ideal for explorers looking for an entirely unique Italian break.
Explore Riva del Garda
A cultural masterpiece, the entire town is beautiful and the perfect setting to spend your time wandering the streets soaking up the atmosphere, you won't be disappointed!
The largest cultural attraction is the Mueso Civico, housed within the Rocca, a medieval fortress on the lake. The museum showcases exhibits, paintings and more which reflect not only international artwork but also that of local artists. In the heart of town you can find the Torre Apponale a 13th century watchtower, or head up the wooded hillside to find Bastione, a 16th century defensive structure overlooking the town, now home to a museum and restaurant with beautiful panoramic views.
Riva del Garda's proximity to Lake Garda ensure those looking for water-sports won't be disappointed. Windsurfing is certainly the most popular, and this is a great place to enjoy it thanks to the strong winds that blow through the area. If you want to go a bit further from the water front, hire a boat and head out for a trip across the lake. The area is ideal for fishing, or just seeing the area at your own pace. A visit to Lake Garda is a must for any holiday in Riva del Garda.
For a day trip outside of the town, head over to Limone or Malcesine and explore the stunning natural surrounding areas.
Going out in Riva del Garda
The town boasts several traditional restaurants and pizzerias. For something a little different, try the enchanting Ristorante Villetta Annessa garden restaurant, serving delicious local barbecued specialities and fantastic local wines. The lakeside bars and hotels offer plenty of options for evening drinks, so wherever you end up, you're sure of a relaxing evening!
Whether you come for the lake sports, the local scenery or the beautiful walks through the city, there's plenty to see and do in Riva Del Garda. Thanks to its great location you're within easy reach of some of the best things to see and do in all of northern Italy. Fortunately for anyone looking to go, lastminute.com offers some wonderfully affordable getaway offers, meaning you can enjoy your holiday for less!