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Relax in this town’s charming central plaza to see the medieval structures that surround it. Take a trip to the majestic moated castle.

Riva del Garda is a historic town on Lake Garda’s northern shores. Its medieval castle and tower are among the rustic highlights in the quaint commune. Enjoy its pleasant climate and picturesque views of the lakefront year-round.

Visit the medieval castle of La Rocca, an elegant building partially surrounded by a moat. Its walls are made from stone and mortar and its four corners hoist towers. Walk over its bridge and catch a glimpse of the reflection of pretty gardens.

The castle now showcases collections of local art, history and culture of the Riva del Garda Museo Civico. Peruse artistic exhibits, such as dramatic photos of Lake Garda and displays showing the changes to the region over the centuries. Discover intriguing archeological finds from the Paleolithic era.

For a better sense of the town’s past, explore the quaint historic center on foot. Gaze up at the Tower of Apponale, the town’s icon. Climb the 165 steps to its 112-foot (34-meter) summit for views over Riva del Garda, especially beautiful at sunset. In the foreground is the waterfront and the vast lake.

Between the tower and the lake is Piazza III Novembre, a central square with restaurants and boutiques. In Piazza Cavour, see the old city gate of Porta San Michele still standing.

The town lies on the northern shore of Lake Garda in northern Italy. It is in the Trento province of the region of Trentino Alto. Fly to the nearest major transportation hub, Verona Villafranca Airport, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south.

Enjoy a pleasant trip to Riva del Garda with many extraordinary structures on the ideal location of Lake Garda. The region enjoys crisp, cold, sunny winter days perfect for long walks along the lake. Summers are generally warm with pleasant breezes over the water.

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Often recommended examples of the high-end lodgings in or near Riva del Garda are the Lido Palace, Viale Carducci 10, and the Hotel du Lac et du Parc, Viale Rovereto 44. If those don't grab you, be sure to check out the Parc Hotel Flora, at Viale Rovereto, 54, and the Kristal Palace - Tonelli Hotels, at Via Confalonieri, 8, two of the cheaper options in town.

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