Places to Visit
The Apponale Tower, from before the 13th century, dominates the waterfront area. The Rocca (fortress) was built in 1124 and is set in the lake, with a drawbridge that connects it to the mainland.
Things to Do
The late afternoon wind makes Riva del Garda excellent for windsurfing. Boats can be rented or tourists can sunbathe or swim on the long stretch of beach.
The Lake Garda ferries will take you to any of the other towns around the lake. The hydrofoil is quick but more expensive. A direct bus service goes to Verona, and during summer months, a daily bus service makes day trips to Venice.
Accommodation is ample and varies from a very basic and affordable youth hostel to a superior four-star hotel that includes a spa and wellness center.
Where to Eat
Budget pizzerias, pasta restaurants, fish restaurants, French fine dining and original Italian cuisine a few of the available choices.
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Amy Jorgensen is a freelance writer and college instructor from Indiana. In addition to freelancing, she has also taught writing, public speaking, business communication and customer service courses at two different colleges. Jorgensen holds a Bachelor of Science in English and a Master of Liberal Studies degree.