For Trentino, safety comes first.

In this section, you can learn more about all the measures put in place by our operators and tourist service providers to protect you and your loved ones.

Rocca di Riva

Today, Rocca di Riva houses the Civic Museum of Riva del Garda.

Rocca di Riva  | © Foto Archivio Apt
Rocca di Riva
Lake Garda in winter
Rocca di Riva

The Rocca di Riva, Riva del Garda's ancient castle, has maintained its sober yet elegant looks today, in spite of the many transformations it has undergone. The Rocca features stone and mortar walls, four corner towers, and a small bridge over the canal, which reflects the gardens and trees of the Brolio in its waters.

The radical refurbishing works it has been subjected to over the past years have helped bring back to light some of its ancient structures, and have endowed the Municipal Museum with more space. The museum houses important artefacts of local art, history and culture.

The castle was first mentioned in 1124, when the local community was allowed to build a castrum novum on the banks of the Garda. Later, the Rocca became a symbol of military might and a place where powerful families exercised their authority. The castle was probably expanded by the Scalieri and Veneziani families. Other changes to the structure were made during the long domination of the Prince-Bishops of Trento, particularly under Bernardo Clesio.

Illustrations from the past depict a different building compared to the one we see today, with a number of elements which are nevertheless repeated up until the second half of the last century and include: its double, bastioned fortifications, corner towers, fish ponds and fruit and rose gardens, as described in Renaissance and Baroque chronicles.

 



You may also like ...

31 results
Castel Beseno - Panorama sulla Vallagarina

Beseno Castle

A great setting for shows and historical reenactments, the castle is...

Castel San Giovanni

Overlooking Lake Idro

Castel Drena

A true medieval fortress

Castel Valer

The castle, owned by Count Ulrico Spaur is now open to the public

© Foto Archivio Apt

Toblino Castle

The home of the fairies

Castello di Pergine | © Castello di Pergine - photo APT Valsugana

Castel Pergine

Sleep in awe of history in Upper Valsugana

© Foto Archivio Apt

Stenico Castle

Between art and history

Buonconsiglio Castle

A dive into history

Castel Beseno - Panorama sulla Vallagarina

Beseno Castle

A great setting for shows and historical reenactments, the castle is the largest fortified complex in Trentino

Read more ...

Castel San Giovanni

It used to be the checkpoint of the roads between the Chiese river and Lake Garda

Read more ...

Castel Drena

A true medieval fortress

Read more ...
Family Weekend to Discover Castles in Val di Non | © Castel-Valer-Apt-Val-di-Non

Castel Valer

The castle, owned by Count Ulrico Spaur is now open to the public

Read more ...
© Foto Archivio Apt

Toblino Castle

The home of the fairies

Read more ...
Castello di Pergine | © Castello di Pergine - photo APT Valsugana

Castel Pergine

Sleep in awe of history in Upper Valsugana

Read more ...
© Foto Archivio Apt

Stenico Castle

Between art and history

Read more ...

Buonconsiglio Castle

An immersion in history, an absolute must for anyone visiting Trento

Read more ...

Castles