Top things to do in Riva del Garda & Around

Top Choice Italian in Riva del Garda & Around

Restel de Fer

Going to the restaurant at this family-run locanda (inn) feels like dropping by a friend's rustic-chic house: expect worn leather armchairs, copper cooking pots and glinting blue glass. The menu focuses on seasonal,…
Top Choice Osteria in Riva del Garda & Around

Osteria Le Servite

Tucked away in Arco's wine-growing region, this elegant little osteria (tavern) serves dishes that are so seasonal the menu changes weekly. You might be eating mimosa gnocchi, tender salmerino (Arctic char) or organ…
Top Choice Waterfall in Riva del Garda & Around

Cascata del Varone

Prepare to get a soaking as this 100m waterfall thunders down sheer limestone cliffs through an immense, dripping gorge. Spray-soaked walkways snake 50m into the mountain beside the booming torrent, and ambling alon…
Alpine in Riva del Garda & Around

Trattoria Piè di Castello

If you're looking for a real local experience, book a table at this wood-panelled travellers inn on the road to Tenno. It's been run by the same family for the last 80 years and prepares the typical Trentino dish, c…
Beach in Riva del Garda & Around

Punta Lido

This area of pebble beaches, parkland, picnic spots, paddling toddlers and strolling Italian holidaymakers is also the launchpad for many a waterborne adventure with some of the sports agencies based here. It's part…
Mall in Riva del Garda & Around

Blue Garden

This 40-shop mall on busy Viale Rovereto boasts a free toilet, free wi-fi, a supermarket, free parking, a bookshop selling local maps, an outdoor-equipment store and an Indian restaurant when you tire of Alpine gour…
Trattoria in Riva del Garda & Around

Osteria Il Gallo

Trentino specialities punctuate the menu of this cosy trattoria, which sits snug underneath the arches of one of Riva's lakeside squares. Try the canederli – breadcrumb and bacon dumplings bathed in butter – or the …
Gelato in Riva del Garda & Around

Cristallo Caffè

More than 60 flavours of artisanal gelato are served up in this seasonal lakeside cafe, all of it crafted by the Pancieras, a Belluno gelato-producing family since 1892. It's also a top spot to sip a spritz (cocktai…
Park in Riva del Garda & Around

Parco Arciducale

No doubt avoiding the summer tourists, Archduke Albrecht preferred to build his winter palace 5km north of Riva in pretty Arco in 1872. Around it he created a magnificent arboretum, now the Parco Arciducale, planted…
Sports in Riva del Garda & Around

Rockmaster Festival

Arco is one of Europe’s most popular climbing destinations and is the location of the Rockmaster festival and climbing competition in late summer.