Garda is a town in Trentino Alto Adige, on the north end of Lake Garda. Particularly
enchanting for its majestic mountains behind the beautiful narrow gulf, it
attracts tourists for its history and art, its Mediterranean oasis of lemon
trees, palms, laurels and olive trees, but also because it is the ideal place
for sailing and windsurfing.
inhabitants were of Celtic origin, followed by the Romans, as shown by the gravestones discovered. Subsequently,
due to its privileged position, the Goths, the Lombards and the Franks fought
to gain control of the town until, in 983, it became a fief of Bishopric of
Verona. The Scaligeri, the Visconti, the Venetian Republic and the Counts of
Tyrol contributed to its development and
to make it the beautiful town we can admire today. The Fortress, dating back to
the twelfth century, in fact, was restored by the Scaligeri family, then by the
Venetians and the bishops of Trento. Towards the nineteenth century, the Austrians took away the town from the Napoleonic
Kingdom, ruling until 1918. Riva, in fact, became part of the Kingdom of Italy
only after the First World War.
personalities of the past stayed here, such as Sigmund Freud, Kafka and Rudolf
Bastione Veneziano, dating back to1500 and used as a lookout post, the Chiesa dell’Inviolata, a wonderful baroque
opera of 1603 which houses paintings by Brusasorci and the Piazza III Novembre, surrounded by medieval
houses and arcades, the Praetorian Palace, the Municipal Palace, dating back to
the fourteenth century and the Torre Aponnale, built in 1220, are some
interesting places to visit.