Located on the northern peak of Lake Garda, Riva del Garda is a fascinating Trentino town found in a rocky landscape that rose to protect the beauty of the basin, characterised by fluttering waters of an intense blue colour.
Riva del Garda is known as the Pearl of the Garda which is easy to understand, admiring the harmony with which this place mixes natural beauty and historical and cultural elegance.
Looming over the landscape is Monte Brione, which dominates a charming gulf, where beaches interchange, encircled along the margins with thick vegetation composed of palms, olives, lemons and bay trees, immersed in a romantic and fascinating atmosphere. Riva del Garda is the principal commercial centre on Lake Garda, with a long history marked by various rulers, from the Romans to the Austro-Hungarians, and displays a sublime historical centre clustered around the port.
Among the architectural jewels to be admired are the Piazza III Novembre with the Palazzo Pretorio (Praetorian Palace) of 1300 and the Porta Apponale of 1220 which protected the Old Port; of rare beauty is also the old port of the city with the Torre di San Michele and the Chiesa Colleggiata di Santa Maria Assunta, as well as the Bastione di Riva del Garda and the Monastero di San Francesco.
Also of interest are, finally, the Sarcofago dei Giardini Verdi (Sarcophagus of Green Gardens), and the eighteenth century statue of San Giovanni Nepomuceno. A holiday in Riva del Garda is an excellent opportunity to visit a citadel of splendid cultural riches and a territory of enchanting scenic marvels, a perfect spot for a romantic vacation or a fresh air retreat where you can relax or dedicate yourself to a wide range of sporting activities. International Shoe Fair Riva del Garda.