Discover the Garda Lake!

Riva del Garda is the second-largest town on Lake Garda after Desenzano. It is located in a scenic inlet at the foot of Mount Brione, in the north-western corner of Lake Garda. The typical architecture of the old town bears testimony to its historic significance as a trading centre. The nearby valleys are dotted with large farms and ancient villages.


The northern shore of Lake Garda (Upper Garda) enjoys a microclimate which is conducive to olive growing. Its unique landscape results from the combination between the beauty of the lake itself and that of the surrounding mountains that are reflected in it.

There are countless itineraries for hikes or mountain bike tours which all offer breathtaking, precipitous views of Lake Garda. Monte Baldo deserves a special mention: this beautiful mountain, which has been designated as a nature reserve, is also accessible by cable car from Malcesine.


The Scaliger Castle in Malcesine, the famous Grotto of Catullo at Sirmione, and Gabriele d'Annunzio's Vittoriale on the Gardone riviera are but a few of the many jewels which make up the priceless artistic heritage that can be discovered just a few kilometres inland.


Lake Garda is within a short distance of Venice, Verona, and Mantua, three of Italy's most beautiful and most visited cities.