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Address: Piazza Garibaldi, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
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Dates back to the 1124 agreement with bishop Altemanno, when the citizens...

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.

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Interesting fortress and museum

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 the tower. Although the staff spoke relatively little English (albeit we speak hardly any Italian)... More 

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Yungaburra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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.

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