Rivoli Veronese, between the mountain and the lake
Rivoli Veronese is located at the foot of Monte Baldo, at the mouth of the Valdadige region, a short distance from Lake Garda, the intersection of the Sun cycle route with those of Garda and Valpolicella. Rivoli is celebrated in Paris with ‘Rue de Rivoli’, linking the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde, as the site of the battle that the young General Bonaparte won against the Austrians in 1797, during the first Italian campaign.
What to do in Rivoli Veronese
Here is what to visit in Rivoli: the Morainic Amphitheatre, with its perfect morphological regularity, surrounds the town of Rivoli; Fort Rivoli, formerly Wohlgemuth, built in 1850 on Monte Castello; the Rocca, an important archaeological site; the Chiusa di Rivoli, with its sheer rock walls overhanging the Adige River, marking the end of the Alpine landscape; the Sala Massena, the Napoleonic Museum the Napoleonic Monument, erected in 1806; the small church of San Michele in the hamlet of Gaium, with a 12th-century fresco of St Christopher; the Romanesque bell tower of the church of San Zeno in the hamlet of Canale; the rock engravings in the same hamlet, along the path that leads pilgrims to the sanctuary of the Madonna della Corona; the Monte Mesa wind farm.
Discover the wonders of your lake
Points of interest in Rivoli Veronese
Forte Wohlgemuth di Rivoli, Via Castello, Rivoli Veronese VR, Italia
Built between 1850 and 1851 on the heights of Monte Castello, to the north-east of Rivoli, the Fort was intended to protect the roads from Affi to Rivoli and the Adige River, crossing its fire with the forts of Ceraino and Monte. Named Wohlgemuth in…
Monte Mesa Wind Farm
Monte Mesa -Parco Eolico, Rivoli Veronese, VR, Italia
The Monte Mesa wind farm is a wind energy production plant, managed by AGSM, which has four wind turbines of 2 MW each, for a total installed capacity of 8 MW when fully operational. Mount Mesa is a SIC (Site of Community Interest) area that is home…
Monumento Napoleonico di Rivoli Veronese, Rivoli Veronese, VR, Italia
Rivoli was the scene of battle in January 1797 when Napoleon’s troops, engaged in the Italian campaign, faced the Austrian army under the orders of General Alvinczy. To commemorate the glorious victory, one of the most important streets in Paris was…
The Fortress and the Archaeological Area
Rocca di Rivoli (XII - XIV sec.) - rovine, Rivoli Veronese VR, Italia
The area south of the urban area of Rivoli is characterised by the rocky spur of the Rocca, overlooking the Chiusa dell’Adige, the site of important finds from a prehistoric settlement from the Neolithic age; the remains of a medieval castle from the…