Portici Hotel

Boasting traditional Italian decor, an enviable location and facilities that transform a holiday from good to great, the Portici Hotel is what an upmarket trip to Lake Garda should be all about.

With uninterrupted views out over the lake, guests are constantly reminded why they have made the journey and, most impressively, by being in the centre of Riva, the hotel offers easy access to absolutely everything worth experiencing. A ferry point and bus stop are both just a short walk from the front door and in the unlikely event that the tasteful and comfortable bedrooms aren’t enough to relax you at the end of a long day, the wellness centre will.

Overview of Riva

Holidays to Lake Garda are known for being romantic, scenic and a taste of the real Italy, and it’s true that there are few destinations more picturesque than the country’s largest lake, with Riva being a fantastic example of the natural beauty in action. It is also where the Portici Hotel is located.

Known locally as the ‘pearl of the lake’, Riva is surrounded by The Alps and rolling groves of bay and lemon trees. With perfect conditions for water sports, you’ll find keen windsurfers spending their time here, as well as families who want to take advantage of the pretty beaches, nature reserves and fascinating history.

Things to do in Riva

Wave goodbye to the Portici Hotel for a day and you’ll find plenty to entertain you. A walk along the lakeside is a good way to start your holiday and will help you to get acquainted with the area. You can also start planning your jaunts out on the water and if you are a keen surfer or sailor, you’ll be in heaven here.

The white pebble beach in Riva is perfect for a day of sunbathing, but don’t forget to walk into the town, to check out here you might like to go for dinner. Charming cobbled streets lead to open piazzas and squares that exude a relaxed café culture vibe that is infectious and hard to resist. It transforms into the ultimate spot for romance as the sun goes down as well.

Notoriously beautiful and serene, Lake Garda has fascinated holidaymakers for decades, with Riva remaining a favourite destination, thanks to its cheerful yet relaxed atmosphere and welcoming attitude towards tourists.

Resort Summary

Strolling along the lakeside, on the long stretch of Riva del Garda’s promenade, is simply part and parcel of this town. Watch the colourful windsurfing sails saunter past with your morning espresso, then wander along until you pass over the bridge Ponte dei Servi for some fabulous photos of the lake. Keep going and you’ll soon reach Forte San Niccolò at the foot of Monte Brione.

There are other walks too. A favourite is the Busatte-Tempesta Path, which takes you high up the mountainside, overlooking the lake for a fabulous scenic view. Other walks will take to you to the picturesque Chapel of St Barbara or the Arco Castle.