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Ancient tower near the lake

We gained free entry to the tower by virtue of our Trentino card, which our hotel in Rovereto had... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
PJandSJ
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Matlock, United Kingdom
Great views

A short climb of 165 steps gets you to the top of this tower in the historical old town of Riva del... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Ceejay22013
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Lancashire, UK
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 6, 2012

If you visit Riva del Garda spend a euro and climb the 165 wooden steps to the top of Apponale Tower for a great view of the town, harbour and lake. Nothing else to say really only that its the best value for a euro...More

4  Thank cabbie37
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Our hotel was next door to the tower and was looking forward to climbing up the 165 steps to take photos of the views. But on the door it said it was closed for maintenance. We were there one week 10th May 2013 to 18th...More

2  Thank AnnNottinghamEngland
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

We gained free entry to the tower by virtue of our Trentino card, which our hotel in Rovereto had given us free of charge … and we travelled here on the bus free of charge too. Dating from at least the 13th century, the tower...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

A short climb of 165 steps gets you to the top of this tower in the historical old town of Riva del Garda in Piazza 3 November. The climb is not difficult as it has handrails and fairly wide steps all the way to the...More

Thank Ceejay22013
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Well worth the climb to the to for the amazing views over Riva and towards the lake and surrounding mountains. A great photo opportunity. Watch out for the low ceilings especially coming down from the upper floors

Thank John R
Reviewed September 10, 2018

i have restricted mobilty but easily managed the 165 steps to the top as they were not steep and were very wide and there was a handrail-fantastic views from the top of Riva

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Reviewed August 24, 2018

This was only 2 euros to enter and go up, the stairs up were surprisingly good with a handrail all the way up (after expecting difficult spirals like in church towers).The view was amazing, and only two other people up there. Well worth a visit...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This area is a super area for relaxing over a cool drink with loved ones and people watch. There is always something going on in the square next to the harbour.

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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Second visit in 9 months, a bargain attraction especially if you’re 65+ (€1). The climb is worth every penny just for the extensive views across the town, into the mountains & down Lake Garda.

Thank 1952rcutler
Reviewed October 25, 2017

You can't miss the Apponale Tower, located on the III November Square next to the old port of Riva and rsising above the centre. The tower was built in the early 13th century, raised to it's present height in the middle of the 16th century...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed October 17, 2017

Great tower with freat views. Very nice architecture. When the weather is nice you can see big part of the garda lake

Thank piotrh1982
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Very interesting piazza try the local pizza glass of wine perfect Italian holiday people watching sit back relax

Thank jileo146
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