Riva, a small town located in the northwest corner of the enchanted Lake Garda. Wrapped in the west by Mount Rocchetta (1,575 m) and on the east by Mount Baldo (2,218 m).
The earliest inhabitants of this valley were the Etruscans, it preserves the signs of the Bronze Age with important findings.
A succession of settlements of Celtic, Roman, Gothic, Lombards, Franks and lordships populations. The Romans called it RIPA.
From the twelfth to the seventeenth century it became Republic of Venice with a golden period characterized by beautiful gardens, magnificent villas and palaces.
The fortress of Bastione located on Mount Rocchetta was built in the early 500 on a pre-existing medieval fortress.
Since the seventeenth century Riva joins the Prince-Bishops of Trento and in 1943 was annexed to the Third Reich. The boundary between Riva and Limone in the 1943-1945 period becomes the border between the direct control of Nazi Germany and the Italian Social Republic (RSI) Republic of Salò.
Riva in 1796-1797 became part of the Cisalpine Republic and then of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until 1918. During this period, Riva became a major tourist center and a destination for Central Europe elite tourism.
It was also home of the headquarters of the military flotilla of KwK Kriegsmarine. The main military port of the Lake Garda was that of Riva, with its important fortress of the Rocca which overlooks the gulf.
With the retreat of the Imperial Austrian army in 1918 Riva was re-united with Italy.
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