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Riva del Garda Guide


Located in the vicinity of Mt. Rocchetta and Mt. Balod lies the city of Riva del Garda, which is located in the northwestern corner of Lake Garda. Being so close to the lake makes the city a prime location to visit in Italy. The economy of Riva del Garda heavily depends upon tourism. With so much to see, and possibly little time to do so, it is definitely worth renting a vehcile. We offer cheap car rentals in Riva del Garda at affordable prices, so book now and avoid the hassle of public transport services and experience as much as you possibly can.

Explore Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda has an interesting history behind it, which is evident today. It originally belonged to the republic of Venice and later became part of the Ausrto-Hungarian Empire. It exhibits beautiful architecture and popular museums such as the 'Museo Civico', which is located in the Rocca on Lake Garda, and bounded by a canal with a lifting bridge to get to it. Also in Riva del Garda worth a look at is the 'Torre Apponale', a clock tower standing at 34 metres tall, offering fabulous vires over the city, and dating back to 1220.

There are two beautiful Lakes near Riva del Garda; Lake Teno (15 minutes drive North) and Lake Ledro (20 minutes drive West), ideal for booking a hire car and drivingt to whilst absorbing the stunning scenery.

The city is also famous for its sports tourism, since it is one of the best places for sailing, windsurfing and Paragliding. Rock Climbing is also popular here, among the adrenaline enthusiasts. Tourists can also book tickets for these activities and take part with the help from instructors.

Tourists will come across some of the best Italian Cuisines in the country here, and while there are many popular, larger restaurants available throughout the city, it is suggested to eat in the smaller, more localised cafés and pizzerias.


The nearest airport to Riva del Garda is Brescia Airport, located approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes south. The airport is easily accessible by car or via public transport. Car hire is available from the arrivals hall from leading suppliers, although bookings should be made online prior to travel, for cheaper prices, an array of cars to choose from and to save time on arrival to Brescia Airport. 

Riva del Garda is centred between Venice (200 kms East) and Milan (172kms West). Tours also operate to both of these cities, if car hire is not for you. APTV buses also service the area and nearby cities, and are the most cheapest form of transportation.

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