Bastione - S. Maria Maddalena - Foci San Giacomo
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Chiesetta S. Maria MaddalenaPhoto: Stefania Oradini, Garda Trentino
Short and easy walk to discover an almost unknown area of Riva del Garda.
Passed the Bastione, the tower with view over Riva del Garda, the tour enters an unpolluted and little attended area of the city. The little Church of Santa Maria Maddalena is a jewel wrapped by the luxuriant vegetation. The path continues through a holm oak wood until foci San Giacomo, where Torrent Albola descend from the mountains above to end in Lake Garda.
The origin of the Church of Santa Maria Maddalena dates back to the IV century. Beside the church there are the ruins of an arcade and a retreat.
The telephone number for the emergency services is 112.
The information on this chart is subject to inevitable variations, so this means that none of the indications are absolute. It is not entirely possible to avoid giving inexact or imprecise information, given how quickly environmental and weather conditions can change. For this reason we decline any responsibility for changes which the user may encounter. In any case, the hiker is advised to check the conditions of the places, environment and weather before setting out.
Tips and hints
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From the parking lot you follow the dirt road (SAT 404) in direction to Bastione. At a height of 245m you reach an intersection. Going to the left you reach the bastion (fortificated tower, XVI century). Return to the intersection and follow the path with indication to Campi/Rif. Pernici (SAT 402).
After 600m you reach the intersection Foci/San Giacomo. After another 100m you have reached the church of “Santa Maria Maddalena”.
At the highest point you find a space with a showcase, from which you descend on a stepped path to Loc. Foci/San Giacomo. From here, you proceed on Via Ardaro back to Riva del Garda.
The main towns in Garda Trentino - Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Nago – are connected by several urban and intercity bus lines which will take you to the starting point of tours or in the immediate surroundings.
You can also get to Riva del Garda and Torbole sul Garda by the public ferry service.
Up-to-date information on timetables and routes.
Find out how to reach Garda Trentino.
Parking near the former hospital (Via Rosmini) or the former cemetery (Viale Damiano Chiesa).
Paid parking: Terme Romane (Viale Roma), Vecchia stazione (Largo Medaglie d’Oro), Ex-agraria (Via Lutti), Area ex-Cattoi (Viale Rovereto).
Author’s map recommendations
Garda Trentino TREKKING Map – Available in the info points of Garda Trentino (Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole sul Garda, Ledro, Comano Terme)
This excursion is quite simple and presents no particular difficulty. However, we still recommend you to wear suitable footwear, a hat, sun screen and sunglasses. And be sure to bring water!
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