Bastione and Santa Barbara, the lords of Riva del Garda
From Riva del Garda to Bastione and then on up to Santa Barbara: this hike touches on two of the symbols of the town perched on the mountainside above Riva del Garda
From down below, the Bastione and especially the chapel of Santa Barbara, seem incredibly far away, perched on the steep mountainside. However it doesn't take long at all to get to them and from up there you have spectacular views over Riva del Garda and the lake.
The chapel of Santa Barbara, standing out white against the rock of the mountain, was built during the 1920s when work was under way on the pipes carrying the water from Lake Ledro to the hydroelectric station in Riva del Garda and is dedicated to the patron saint of miners.