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Encyclopedia > Riva del Garda

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View of the Garda Lake from Riva
View of the Garda Lake from Riva

Riva del Garda is a town of 14.734 inhabitants in the province of Trento (Italy). Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 301 KB) Description: Riva del Garda, Lago di Garda (Italy) Source: photo by Markus Bernet, 09/26/2004 License: File links The following pages link to this file: Lake Garda ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 301 KB) Description: Riva del Garda, Lago di Garda (Italy) Source: photo by Markus Bernet, 09/26/2004 License: File links The following pages link to this file: Lake Garda ... A view of Trento from Castello del Buonconsiglio. ...

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Geography

Riva del Garda is located in the north-west corner of Garda Lake also called BenĂ co (70 m above see level). Westward raises steeply Mount Rocchetta (1575 m) while eastward Mount Baldo (2218 m). This setting makes of Riva del Garda one of the most spectacular spots of Garda Lake.


Economy

Tourism is the most important activity of the town. There exists however other industrial activities like paper manufacturing. A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Beaches make popular tourist resorts Tourist redirects here; for the album by Athlete, see Tourist (album) Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ...


History

Riva del Garda belonged to the republic of Venice and later to the Austro-Hungarian empire until 1918 and since then to Italy. Location within Italy Venice (Italian: Venezia), the city of canals, is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice, 45°26′ N 12°19′ E, population 271,663 (census estimate 2004-01-01). ... 1918 was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ...


Museum

The Museo Civico is placed in the Rocca, a medioeval fortress placed on the lake, bounded by a canal with lifting bridge. It is the seat of frequent cultural activities especially during summer.


Places of touristic interest

Notable is the Tenno Lake (6 Km northward), the Ledro Lake (5 Km ad westward) with its paleoetnographic museum and the Varone falls (3 Km a nordward) of great geological interest.


Sports

With its two harbours Riva del Garda is well equipped for the sport of sailing and windsurfing. Also rock climbing is practised.


Categoria:Comuni della provincia di Trento Categoria:Comuni del Trentino-Alto Adige Categoria:Comuni italiani


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