We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Piazza Catena, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
Description:

The name refers to the large chain which in the past centuries was...

The name refers to the large chain which in the past centuries was stretched across the water in defence of the harbour. Until 1929, the piazza was home to the Imperial Customs House: a sign of the borderline which for centuries separated the northern stretch of the lake from the regions just a little further to the south. On this square the baroque statue of San Giovanni Nepomuceno, patron saint of the waters, can be found, which until the Great War stood in Piazza Benacense.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 87 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful spot

Stayed in hotel overlooking square and sampled the delights of some of the cafes there. It was especially pleasant during the evening when the occasional musical offering was on... read more

Reviewed 24 November 2016
Jerry O
,
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

87 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 25: English reviews
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
95 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Stayed in hotel overlooking square and sampled the delights of some of the cafes there. It was especially pleasant during the evening when the occasional musical offering was on show.

Helpful?
Thank Jerry O
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

lovely place ... very clean, no litter anywhere. Visit the Rocca museo ... lots to see about the history of the area, only gripe was there was no English translation, free entry.

Helpful?
Thank carolmac52
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Sit outside at the No Name Bar have a drink and enjoy the views while watching people go by .You see plenty of bike riders and people coming off the ferries. You can also see wind surfers.

Helpful?
Thank Margaret L
Pontypridd, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great views of the Lake, even better from the top of the tower! Plenty of bars, restaurants and gelaturias. A great place to sit and eat and people watch. Plenty of boats to take you off to other villages.

Helpful?
Thank lynne19532016
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
81 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

As per tittle, it's a fairly busy square with loads of restaurants around but other than that it's just a square really :)

Helpful?
Thank ateista666
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

A people watching place with many attractions , ice cream , cafés , restaurants , shops . It is the main terminal for all the ferries leaving Riva Del Garda .It boasts the main clock tower which can be climbed via an internal wooden staircase .

Helpful?
Thank Ronnie M
Guisborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very enjoyable area to eat drink and relax we spent many evenings in the square, It just had a lovely atmosphere I can't wait to go back

Helpful?
Thank Znix16
hull yorkshire
Level Contributor
67 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

great place to have a sit and watch the world go by or find a nice bar as their is lots of them plus some good leather goods shops bags and belts etc some pricey some very reasonable any thing from 25 - 190 euros the ferries all leave from here as well .a little shop called murano piccolo has... More 

Helpful?
Thank allennbarbarahull
Darwen, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
140 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Situated by the lakeside with plenty of bars and restaurants. Situated near the harbour and local hotels. Very attractive and a lovely place to relax with a drink and watch the world of Riva del garda go by.

Helpful?
Thank Janet E
Lappeenranta, Finland
Level Contributor
69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Catena Square is the place to be when you are in Riva del Garda - at least if you are there without kids. It's very picturesque, lots of restaurants and bars as well as the harbor where the lake boats leave to other small towns and villages. I would have enjoyed to stay also in one of the hotels in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Heli K

Travellers who viewed Catena Square also viewed

Riva Del Garda, Province of Trento
Riva Del Garda, Province of Trento
 
Riva Del Garda, Province of Trento
Riva Del Garda, Province of Trento
 

Been to Catena Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Catena Square staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?