Museo Rocca e Torre Aponale - Trentino - Lago di Garda

Museum Rocca and Torre Aponale

Today, Rocca di Riva houses the Civic Museum of Riva del Garda.
The Rocca di Riva, Riva del Garda's ancient castle, has maintained its sober yet elegant looks today, in spite of the many transformations it has undergone. The Rocca features stone and mortar walls, four corner towers, and a small bridge over the canal, which reflects the gardens and trees of the Brolio in its waters.
The radical refurbishing works it has been subjected to over the past years have helped bring back to light some of its ancient structures, and have endowed the Municipal Museum with more space. The museum houses important artefacts of local art, history and culture.

Museo Rocca e Torre Aponale - Trentino - Lago di Garda
Museo Rocca e Torre Aponale - Trentino - Lago di Garda
Museo Rocca e Torre Aponale - Trentino - Lago di Garda
Museo Rocca e Torre Aponale - Trentino - Lago di Garda

The Aponale tower, 34 metres, rises on the east side of the piazza III Novembre; it was built in the XIII century with stone conches of different measures keeping a watch over the port and the piazza. It was an ancient commercial centre and fair and in 1555 a storey was added to the tower. In the twenties of the XX century the tower underwent structural modifications and the ancient onion-shaped roofing, inspired by the roofing of the northern European bell towers, was replaced by the present one.

After the complete restoration in 2002, it is possible to walk along the 165 steps that take you to the summit from where you can see the geometric structure of the Piazza that delimits the mole, the town Riva and the blue waters of Lake Garda.