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staying in riva

We are staying in the hotel du lac et du parcin early september. Can anyone tell me what its like at that time of the year what the hotel is like and or any info or tips about this resort.

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Hi, Riva is very scenic and surrounded by mountains. It's the second-largest town on the lake after Desenzano so it's quite lively, and it has plenty restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. It also has a good boat service to other lake towns, particularly the other northern towns of Limone, Malcesine and Torbole. However, travelling to towns further south by boat can be time-consuming. This is the timetable:


There are also local buses - on the western shore you can travel down to Desenzano, and on the eastern shore you can get a bus to Garda where you can change to other buses to travel further south on the lake or even to Verona.

These are the reviews of the hotel:


It's in a good location on the main road near bus stops but also with its own gate on to the lakeside path.

These links will give you some information about Riva:







September can be a lovely time to visit - still warm enough and still quite busy but with fewer visitors than in the height of summer - but we always suggest carrying an umbrella/rain jacket at any time of year!

Edited: 08 July 2014, 20:56
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Thank you. We are really looking forward to it. Thanks for the links.

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we stayed in the same hotel a couple of weeks back and it was very nice, especially the garden area for chilling out. We had booked half board and no complaints about food and service. However, on reflection having gone into 'town' for the last night if I was to return I'd go B&B as there is plenty of choice just a few minutes walk away. I can recommend the Lion D'or restaurant but book to get a seat outside in the street.

We hired a car for 5 days as we wanted to tour in the mountains and the Trento region. Enjoyed that and getting away from the main tourist areas. Locally, walk the old Panole road for great views. Bar at the end for a drink. Climb up to the Bastion (bar for a drink) climb even further to the small chapel way up the mountain (st Barbara), no bar so take plenty of water. Took us about 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down (I'm 56). The 'peace path' up a local mountain? is closed due to work on the WW1 Forts so don't venture there but this is not advertised until you get half way up. Get the paddle ferry early (0900) to Malcesni and go up the cable car to the top. Good views and walking and not so crowded early. Feels like Julie Andrews should be up there. Malcesni is nice to walk around the old part (we got combined cable car and castle ticket) but busy PM. Museum at Riva ok. We drove down to Garda one day but to be honest not worth the trip. Trento scenic in the old town, Medieval villages in mountains worth a visits if you like history

Cycling is very popular so if you are into that take your Lycra as we felt underdressed in day gear!. We never go back to the same place twice as it is a big world but we have recommended Riva to our friends and family and will now consider another Italian Lake.

A bonus is the that Riva is in the Mountainous end of Lake Garda and only about 1.5 hours transfer from Verona.



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Thanks for this good info. Do you have any particular medieval villages that you recommend? We are going in Sept of 2015.

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Canale is only a short drive from Riva del Garda. Its a car free village and is reached on foot, about a 20 min. walk from the car park at nearby Lago di Tenno, also worth a visit.



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Arco is a nice village too.

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