Italy, Lake Garda
Riva is the main resort at this end of Lake Garda and boasts superb scenery, elegant parks and a long lakeside promenade. It has many fine buildings, especially around colourful Piazza Tre Novembre and the 12th Century La Rocca castle dominates the waterfront. In the cobbled streets of the old town you will find an excellent variety of shops, attractive terrace cafés, bars and restaurants. The large, clean, white pebble beach is popular for lake bathing. Stroll along the lake to Torbole and explore other lakeside villages by ferry on your holiday in Riva.
The Wine Festival in Bardolino (October) brings the summer season on Lake Garda to a close. Five days celebrating the new harvest of the grapes from which the famous Bardolino wines are made. Plenty of opportunity to taste the wines and sample regional food specialties, all accompanied by musical concerts ending in a spectacular firework display over the lake.
A night at the opera in the ancient arena in Verona must surely be one of life’s great experiences even if you’re not an opera buff. The 2018 programme (22 June - 1 September) with all-time favourite Aida by Verdi loved for its lavish scenery and costumes. A new stage design for Carmen by Bizet, there are also performances of Nabucco by Verdi, as well as Turandot by Puccini. If you are staying in any of the main resorts on Lake Garda, we can book most performances (listed on the Verona Opera page) and transport to & from Verona is included in addition to your opera ticket.
Resort Code: ITRI
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 1hr 45mins by coach.
Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
FREE EXCURSION | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day FREE.
Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.
Pre-Bookable for Summer 18
Pre-Bookable for Summer 19
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In the cobbled streets of the old town you will find an excellent variety of shops, attractive terrace cafés, bars and restaurants as well as excellent Riva hotels. The large, clean, white pebble beach is popular for lake bathing. And you will be able to stroll along the lake to Torbole and explore other lakeside villages by ferry.
You can also attend the Verona Opera. For more information, see our Verona Opera information.
You can also attend the Verona Opera. For more information, see our Verona Opera information