Riva del Garda is a town in the northern Italian province of Trentino. It is also known simply as Riva. The estimated population is 15,151. Riva del Garda is located at the north-western corner of Lake Garda, approximately 70 metres (230 ft) above sea level. The town is located at the southern edge of the Italian Alps, near to the Dolomites. It is bordered by Mount Rocchetta to the west and Monte Brione 376 metres above sea level,to the east. East to Riva del Garda: the village Torbole sul Garda, bordered by Monte Baldo.
Riva del Garda is also called “the jewel of Lake Garda”. Lemon trees, palm trees as well as bay trees are very characteristic for this village at the lake shore. Riva del Garda represents the junction between north and south of Lake Garda. This is also where the Gruppo di Brenta, a mountain massif, begins.
Places of interest
The Museo Civico is located in the Rocca, a medieval fortress placed on the lake, bounded by a canal with lifting bridge. It is frequently the seat of cultural activities, especially during the summer months.
Places of geological interest in the vicinity include Tenno Lake, Lago di Ledro (with its paleoethnographic museum), and the Varone falls
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