Riva del Garda sits at the dramatic end of Lake Garda, with mountains rising on either side and Riva perches on the shore, with a stunning backdrop of lake, valley and hills.
Riva is the second-largest town on Lake Garda and is a bustling mix of gorgeous old glamour and hectic tourism.
The main thing to do is stroll the streets, enjoy the stunning lakeside view and people watch.
Colourful hotels line up beneath the stunning mountain ranges looking as if they’ve come straight from the pages of a technicolour 1950s travel magazine – truly the epitome of the Dolce Vite.
One of Riva’s most striking buildings is the Torre Apponale, a tall clock-tower which dates to the thirteenth century. It stands in Piazza III Novembre, the heart of the town.
We hopping on a ferry from Riva to cruise across the lake, passing by Limone sul Garda and stopping off at Malcesine.