Boat trips are ideal in a sunny day. From Riva del Garda you can easily reach the lake towns of Limone and Malcesine. The departures from the Riva del Garda pier are scheduled and frequent. The boat usually stops for a couple of hours to let tourists stay in the cities for a walk, buy some typical products or simply enjoy an excellent homemade ice cream.
For more info on timetables and tickets: www.navigazionelaghi.it
BASTION AND CHURCH OF S. BARBARA
Walking along the lakeside in Riva del Garda, if you look up you can see two buildings emerging from the woods.
With a walk starting from the center of Riva del Garda you can reach them both.
After 30 minutes walking you will reach the Bastion where you can find also a bar-restaurant.
If you would like to reach the church of St. Barbara you have to keep walking for another hour and a half. This part of walk is more challenging but the view that you can admire will surely repay the effort.
MAG – MUSEO ALTO GARDA
Museum MAG is located in the “Rocca” of Riva del Garda and collects the historical and cultural heritage of the city and of Alto Garda. The permanent exhibitions have a Picture Gallery, an Archeological section and a History section.
Do not miss the Archaeological section of the Museum, which is one of the largest collections in Trentino and illustrates the archaeological environments and the most expressive finds in the Upper Garda area, an area particularly rich in testimonies of the past.
For info and tickets: www.museoaltogarda.it
Very interesting is the herpetological center founded in 1989 and located in “Galleria Città di Riva”, near the “Rocca” of Riva del Garda. Reptiland is a museum where you can admire some of the most beautiful and most important species of poisonous and not poisonous snakes (cobra, green mamba, rattlesnake, burmese python) as well as the red knee tarantula, the giant scorpion and some of the most beautiful butterflies in the world.
For info: www.reptiland.it
LOCAL CRAFTS AND SOUVENIR
In Riva del Garda there are many local craft shops, but for sure on the characteristic pathway “Via Fiume” you can find the perfect gift for a friend or a relative. You can also buy a souvenir for you to remember your beautiful holiday on Lake Garda.
The “Corte del tipico”, inside the Agraria of Riva del Garda, is recommended if you want to buy typical local products: oil, wine, grappa, cured meats, cheeses and much more. Bring home your favorites products so you can keep tasting the characteristic flavors of Alto Garda – Trentino.
If even on holiday you cannot give up shopping go to the “Blue Garden” shopping center where you can find many shops: clothing, jewelry, housewares, perfumery and much more. Cafeteria, ice cream parlor and restaurants are also available.
For info: www.blue-garden.it
FOOD AND DRINK
LEON D’ORO – RESTAURANT
This restaurant is located in the historic Via Fiume and offers a wide selection of meat and fish dishes, as well as pizzeria service.
L’ORA – RESTAURANT
This modern restaurant overlooks the S. Nicolò pier and offers and a wide selection of fish – meat – vegetarian dishes, as well as typical recipes. It is also a cafeteria, ice-cream parlor and patisserie.
This pub is located only few steps from the lake and the center of Riva del Garda and offers high quality cocktails with live music – bands or DJ sets.