The Path of Peace on the Monte Brione
Since 1852, the General Staff of the Austro-Hungarian Empire began to erect Fortifications guarding the northern shore of Lake Garda: Mount Brione is at the heart of this system of fortifications. Near the lake was built in 1860-62 the Forte S. Nicolò then near the top of the mountain was built Forte S. Alessandro in 1881. The Batteria di Mezzo on the ridge of the mountain, was completed in 1900.The last fort, the most modern, is the Forte Garda which was completed in 1907. In addition, you can still see the remains of trenches, observers,and military roads. The route starts from the port S. Nicolò in Riva del Garda and continue along the path of Peace ( sentiero della Pace) until Forte Garda and the Batteria di Mezzo. Continuing north towards the top you reach the ruins of Forte S. Alessandro
Getting Thereby car
the fastest route is the motorway A22 (Modena - Brennero): till Rovereto Sud - Lago di Garda Nord only 17 km to Riva del Garda
coming from N you can leave the motorway at Trento Centro and follow the SS 45b (about 40 km) to Riva del Garda
from Brescia, along the SS 45 bis (Gardesana Occidentale) - 80 km : between Gargnano and Riva the road is a little narrow.
from Brescia, along the SS 449 (Gardesana Orientale) wider and faster but in summer months very crowded.
Trento and Rovereto (Autobus Atesina)
Verona and Desenzano (Autobus A.P.T.V.)
Brescia and Milano (Autobus S.I.A.)
Venezia (Autobus A.P.T.V.) seasonal limited service (summer)
by plane, nearest airports
Verona - Villafranca (Valerio Catullo)
Montichiari - Brescia (Gabriele D'Annunzio)
Venezia (Marco Polo)
Milano (Linate e Malpensa).
nearest rail station is Rovereto (Brennero line)
a public bus service joins Rovereto to Torbole, Riva and Arco.
from Milano or Venezia the best choices are Desenzano, Peschiera or Verona. Herefrom public bus services of A.P.T.V. (Azienda Provinciale Trasporti Verona) toward Riva
Route DescriptionThe tour to Mount Brione begins near the Porto S. Nicolò in Riva del Garda, you can take the paved road or path that goes south along the ridge.
Forte Garda is a unique panoramic point, a real balcony overlooking the lake in an enviable position; Austrian fortification built between 1907 and 1909, is a real jewel of military architecture.
Biotope Monte Brione
Hill made of limestone rocks overlooking the Lago di Garda, with woods of transient species (Ostrya carpinifolia Scop.) and "sclerofille sempreverdi" (Quercus iliex L.); the underscrub includes the box (Buxus sempervirens L.).
maps and booksKompass 690 1:25000 : Alto Garda e Ledro
External LinksBiotopo Monte Brione
Biotopo Monte Brione