Riva del Garda is located in a splendid gulf at the foot of Mt. Brione, with a mild climate that allows the growth of Mediterranean vegetation, a fascinating landscape and many sporting activities that make it famous all over Europe. A holiday in Riva del Garda is multi-faceted. It is a magnet for sport lovers, for sailing, windsurfing, mountain climbing, mountain bike and hiking. Lovers of culture can appreciate the works of art and architecture that the centre of Riva del Garda can be proud of: the Rocca, today housing the Civic Museum and the Pinacoteca, the Aponale Tower, the Palazzo Pretorio and two important examples of Baroque art, such as the church of the Inviolata and the church of St. Maria Assunta.
Riva del Garda was and still is among the most important historical and cultural centres on the shores of the Garda. Illustrious personalities like Nietzsche and Kafka sojourned here.Those who love shopping can walk along the streets of the centre with its many shops, selling local and handmade products, as well as those with clothing and accessories for sports activities. Riva del Garda is also a place that hosts prestigious events like the "Garda Jazz Festival” with three weeks of events all around the area of Garda Trentino or the "Fairytale nights" closing the summer season with its famous fireworks display that attracts visitors from far and wide.