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Santa Barbara Church
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Owner description: The small Chapel to Saint Barbara (m 625 – h 1,45 from Riva del Garda), was built in 1935 by the miners who worked on the conduits of the Ponale power plant. It is placed in a horrid and daring, yet panoramic position, on the slope of Mount Rocchetta near the start of the penstocks feeding the hydroelectrical plant. The Chapel is visible from afar thanks to nighttime lighting.
Reviewed 17 August 2014

After a pleasant ascending walk, the effort is largely payed back by a wonderful view of the north shore of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is a great hike. Walking boots/ shoes are essential. The view from the church is just breathtaking and really worth the effort. Would definitely recommend.

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Reviewed 9 August 2014

It is a challenging walk but not beyond the ability of anyone who's moderately fit; the path is good and (amazingly, given its location) there are no precipitous drops to frighten you on the way. Take a look down the hydro-electric pipes to the lake as you pass - the view is something else. We felt it had to be done and we were really glad we did, but on a hot day, I'd start early to avoid getting very very hot.

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Reviewed 3 August 2014

Great views, it doesn't look far but its a real work out and trek, not for the faint hearted. Wear good shoes for the final stretch.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

This church was calling to use from the moment we arrived in riva. It is lit at night and is so high up in the mountain we wondered how it was ever built. The climb up takes about 3 hours but it's not as hard as you might think, bring comfortable shoes, loads of water and a snack for the top as you will burn a lot of energy doing this. The history behind this church and it's amazing location make this a must see in Riva!

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