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Ancient tower near the lake

We gained free entry to the tower by virtue of our Trentino card, which our hotel in Rovereto had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Matlock, United Kingdom
Great views

A short climb of 165 steps gets you to the top of this tower in the historical old town of Riva del... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lancashire, UK
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Piazza 3 di Novembre, 38066, Riva Del Garda, Italy
+39 0464 573869
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We gained free entry to the tower by virtue of our Trentino card, which our hotel in Rovereto had given us free of charge … and we travelled here on the bus free of charge too. Dating from at least the 13th century, the tower...More

Thank PJandSJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A short climb of 165 steps gets you to the top of this tower in the historical old town of Riva del Garda in Piazza 3 November. The climb is not difficult as it has handrails and fairly wide steps all the way to the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the climb to the to for the amazing views over Riva and towards the lake and surrounding mountains. A great photo opportunity. Watch out for the low ceilings especially coming down from the upper floors

Thank John R
Reviewed 10 September 2018

i have restricted mobilty but easily managed the 165 steps to the top as they were not steep and were very wide and there was a handrail-fantastic views from the top of Riva

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Reviewed 24 August 2018

This was only 2 euros to enter and go up, the stairs up were surprisingly good with a handrail all the way up (after expecting difficult spirals like in church towers).The view was amazing, and only two other people up there. Well worth a visit...More

Thank Charlie P
Reviewed 14 August 2018

This area is a super area for relaxing over a cool drink with loved ones and people watch. There is always something going on in the square next to the harbour.

Thank annem6432
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Second visit in 9 months, a bargain attraction especially if you’re 65+ (€1). The climb is worth every penny just for the extensive views across the town, into the mountains & down Lake Garda.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 25 October 2017

You can't miss the Apponale Tower, located on the III November Square next to the old port of Riva and rsising above the centre. The tower was built in the early 13th century, raised to it's present height in the middle of the 16th century...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Great tower with freat views. Very nice architecture. When the weather is nice you can see big part of the garda lake

Thank Piotr H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Very interesting piazza try the local pizza glass of wine perfect Italian holiday people watching sit back relax

Thank jileo146
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