Rocca Castle

Rocca Castle, Riva Del Garda: Address, Rocca Castle Reviews: 4.5/5

Rocca Castle
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Dates back to the 1124 agreement with bishop Altemanno, when the citizens of Riva were granted the right to build a new fortress on the lake shore. The course of history has left its mark on the Rocca which has been altered multiple times. In the early 16 century, it was refurbished to make it a fitting temporary residence of the bishop princes. It underwent a radical transformation in the mid-19th century, when it was turned into an Austro-Hungarian barracks and lost all its medieval and renaissance features. Recent restoration work has revealed some of the original structures and made it a suitable home for the museum. The view from the keep is truly magnificent.
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Alessandro F
Milan, Italy25,291 contributions
Medieval fortress
Nov 2020
Beautiful castle on the river of the lake with quadrangular bastions , bounded by a canal with drawbridge , it was the fortress of noble family Scaligeri , ( 1124 ) who became Lords of Verona.
Inside the castle you can visit MAG the Museum of high Garda ( now is closed for coronavirus)
Written 18 November 2020
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PaulB
Maastricht, The Netherlands2,172 contributions
Nice visit on a rainy day.
Jul 2019
The history of the Rocca caste in Riva del garda dates back to the beginning of the 12th century, when the citizens of Riva were granted the right to build a new fortress on the lake shore.
The course of history has left its mark on la Rocca which has been altered over th time.
In the early 16th century, it was refurbished to make it a fitting temporary residence of the bishop princes. It underwent a radical transformation in the middle of the 19th century, when it was turned into an Austro-Hungarian barracks and lost all its medieval and renaissance features.
Recent restoration work has revealed some of the original structures and made it a suitable home for the museum.
Inside, you'll find quite an amazing collection of paintings and art, as well as archeological items. A nice alternative on a rainy day.
Written 18 September 2019
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Tidesmeet
Essex, UK24 contributions
Pleasant surprise
Sep 2018 • Couples
The collection is very beautiful. The part on Riva history is very moving, as the town changed hands so many times. The building itself is stunning, done up very cleverly to house the museum.
As we stayed in Riva, we got a card to get in for free, a pleasant surprise.
Written 20 September 2018
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Richard J
Hitchin, UK40 contributions
Great local museum
Aug 2018 • Couples
Went in, not knowing what to expect. Easily kept us entertained/informed for over 2 hours. Great exhibitions of art, photographs, archaeology, WW2 local items PLUS a great rooftop panorama!!
Written 2 September 2018
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buzzards175
Swansea Bay, UK3 contributions
Cultural heart of Riva
May 2018 • Couples
Very good museum/art gallery in a beautiful lakeside setting. Plenty going on outside too, with shops, cafes, street entertainers.
Written 22 May 2018
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Piotr H.
Lodz, Poland3,983 contributions
nice architecture
Sep 2017 • Couples
Very nice building. There is a useum inside but I did not enter. I think that it is better to have sightseeing around the city
Written 17 October 2017
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porter_osborne
Waco, TX727 contributions
Nice structure and associated plaza
Jun 2017 • Friends
Enjoyed strolling along fountain lines plaza and seeing the old architecture. Did not have time to spend much time inside.
Written 13 July 2017
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John G
Somerset, UK107 contributions
Wednesday is market day.
May 2017 • Couples
Essential for those little items to take home especially leather and summer dresses for the ladies. Very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Written 24 June 2017
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Bill B
Burntisland, UK24 contributions
One of the many great places to visit in old Riva.
Jun 2017 • Couples
Just another great part of the Old Town, sitting under a dramatic moutain, looking onto and up the lake.
Written 22 June 2017
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Love2taketripsUSA
USA130 contributions
Interesting fortress and museum
Jun 2016 • Family
The Rocca Castle is a very interesting mixture of a local museum and old fortress. There are many exhibits from local artists and artifacts from the local area. Much of the areas history is explained. On a rainy day it is a welcome diversion.
Written 27 June 2016
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