Savoy Palace

At the Savoy Palace, the imposing mountains are the perfect backdrop for this modern hotel. Close to the lake and within a short walk of the town centre, this family-run hotel goes out of its way to impress.

The decor here is tasteful and you’ll find wooden flooring and warming colours. All the rooms have a balcony, too, so you’ll have views of the mountains, lake or town.

Water babies will feel right at home here – there’s an expansive outdoor pool surrounded by loungers, and if you’d prefer to avoid the sun for a while, there’s an indoor lagoon-style pool to relax in. The restaurant serves gourmet cuisine that’s beautifully prepared. If offers a big buffet at breakfast and three-course dinners in the evening.

Overview of Riva

There’s a good reason why Riva is known as ‘the pearl of the lake’. It’s sat at the northern tip of Lake Garda and it’s a top spot for soaking up beautiful Italian charm.

Riva is a unique destination. Although it’s a serene and picturesque spot with people looking for holidays to Lake Garda, its location means a gentle breeze is common, so it’s also loved by windsurfers and water-sports enthusiasts.

When you choose the Savoy Palace as your base, you’ll be greeted by warm, inviting waters, long beaches and the dramatic backdrop of the Alps.

Things to do in Riva

When you want to get out and about in Riva, the Savoy Palace makes it easy. To help make the most of the location, the hotel offers free activities like walking tours of the town and the mountains. If you’d like to explore on your own, you can hire a bike.

You’re only 300 metres away from the lakeside promenade and the marina. Here, you can witness the majesty of the lake and take photos, or jump in a bar to soak up the ambience.

The centre of Riva is only a 15-minute stroll away. There’s a ferry departure point in the town, so it’s easy get out and explore the rest of the lake.

Whether you want to enjoy a lakeside stroll, a tour of Italy’s largest lake or a day in the mountains, Riva offers endless possibilities.

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.