Both in past and present times, Riva del Garda hosted famous names such as Nietzsche, Kafka and the Mann brothers, attracted by the exclusive and at the same time familiar reception. With its Mediterranean climate, wide sunny beaches and beautiful panorama, Riva del Garda is the main centre of Northern Lake Garda. The mild climate favours a typically Mediterranean vegetation with lemon trees, olive trees, laurels and palm trees: a true Mediterranean island at the foot of the Dolomites.
Sport is the main motivation for the holiday, in a city where the hotels offer you top comfort and innovation together with warm, familiar hospitality and characteristic restaurants: sailing and windsurfing in the first instance, but also hiking, cycling, mountain biking, tennis, canoeing.
The centre of Riva del Garda fascinates you with its works of art and architecture, witnessing to ancient history and a past rich in art and culture. The tour of the city comprises visits to the following: the Rocca, at present hosting the city museum and art gallery; the Apponale tower, an ancient venue for commerce and fairs; the Pretorian Palace, hosting under its loggia Roman, medieval and modern memorial stones, and the historic Comune Palace; the churches of the Inviolata and S. Maria Assunta, important examples of Baroque architecture.