On almost everything we can improve, and please let us know your suggestions, but on some things are difficult to command and that is the weather. But rainy days can be also be enjoyable : read your book or visit the nearest thermal bath or area which is particularly suitable for wet weather days.
One of this is the GARDA THERMAE
Located in Linfano, only 12 km from Hotel Riviera. After Riva del Garda (10 km) in the direction of Torbole, after the tunnel on the bend, turn left, from this point after 100 meters you will find the Parking lot of the Garda Thermae which has warm pools on the first floor, 34°C, and a SPA with a relaxing area of Turkish bath and several saunas.
Parco termale “Villa dei Cedri” di Colà: www.villadeicedri.it
Open from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m. and on the southern part of the lake - 60 km distant from the Hotel Riviera you can find in the middle of a park with beautiful cedar trees, a lake with thermal water of 34°C and whirlpools at 37°C to 42°C. The natural water of the lake and the surrounding nature make this place, especially in spring and autumn, particularly relaxing and in the open air, this place is also very popular in the winter months. You are advised to bring towel, bathrobe and slippers. Ask the desk at Hotel Riviera to get one free of charge.
Aquaria di Sirmione: www.termedisirmione.com
Sirmione’s thermal pools are easy to reach during a visit to the village of Sirmione which is in the southern part of the lake, almost 60Km from the Hotel Riviera. Connected to the main land by a bridge, Sirmione is like a long peninsula easy to identify if one has a look at Lake Garda’s map. If you park at the entrance of the city centre, which is also the beginning of the pedestrian area, it is a shorter walk to the thermal aquaria. Walk through the central main road which is usually very crowded, and at the end , where there are no further shops , you are just at the entrance of the therme. This sulphuric water is very good for breathing and for people suffering of sinusitis, skin problems and ideal for relaxing as it works on the nervous system producing calming effects. The water is very hot and in the hot water you can admire the beauty of lake Garda seen from the south. The area is also provided with saunas and Turkish baths.
THERMAL PARC AQUARDENS BY VERONA : www.aquardens.it
This structure is located not far from Verona, so it is advised to reach it from the motorway (PESCANTINA by Verona, Via Valpolicella, 63). It is the second largest new thermal park in Europe. The natural mineral water that flows into the basins of the Aquardens Thermal Park has therapeutic properties recognised by the Ministry of Health in the Decree of 27 June 2005. Guests can therefore combine the pleasure of a visit to the Park with the benefits of hydrotherapy and a spa. In ancient times, this beautiful geographical area was covered by the sea and today the same salt-bromine-iodine thermal water (rich in sodium chloride, bromine and iodine, as well as calcium, magnesium and iron) flows microbiologically pure from fissures in the rock at the Aquardens source. Due to the high temperatures and the abundant minerals it contains, the water stimulates the immune system and has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-edema effects. Balneotherapy is particularly recommended in the treatment of arthrorheumatic, dermatological and vascular disorders. It promotes healing from traumas such as fractures, dislocations, sprains and muscle strains. It is also useful to combat dermatitis, including psoriasis, and varicose veins of the lower limbs. The recommended therapy is typically an immersion lasting between 10 and 15 minutes in water temperatures between 35°C and 37°C, followed by a rest period of 30 minutes to enhance the benefits of the treatment. In order to optimise the therapeutic action of the thermal water and avoid negative effects caused by excessive immersion in hot water, we invite guests to remain in the water for no more than 20 minutes.
NATURAL PARC : www.parconaturaviva.it
It is an animal park which you can visit like a safari park and stay in your vehicle, and the Fauna Park where you can stroll around through walking paths as a pedestrian. It covers about 40 hectares of land and is a natural zoological garden which is home to some 1.500 specimens belonging to over 250 wild species. There are giraffes, zebras, antelopes, lions, elephants, different varieties of monkeys all walking around freely as well as wild species of rare birds from owls to parrots and black swans. The Park’s predominant activity involves the breeding of wild animal species, in coordination with leading zoological institutions in Europe.
MuSe, museum of science in Trento: www.muse.it
Trento historical centre is certainly worth a visit, but very new and just on the entrance of the city where you cannot stop. This museum has recently been opened and was designed by Italy’s most well known architect RENZO PIANO. Muse is a place of constant change, from the main exhibitions, up to date with the latest developments, to special
projects, with prestigious national and international collaborations, and finally to MUSE LAB, where the most advanced experiments in the field of new technologies take place. The exhibition of Muse uses the metaphor of the mountain to describe life on Earth. You start from the top. The terrace and the 4th floor allow us to encounter the sun and the ice, and from there you descend to investigate the issues of biodiversity, sustainability and evolution, until you reach the basement and the wonder of the tropical greenhouse. Interesting is the section dedicated to the ALPS.
The Alps, and in particular the Dolomites, are unique in the world because of their geo-paleontological characteristics and their natural beauty, a value acknowledged by the UNESCO World Natural Heritage declaration signed in 2009. The exhibition floor +2 introduces the knowledge of the evolution of the Alps on a journey rich in multimedia, accompanied by a careful selection of geological objects (rocks, fossils, and minerals). It is an invitation to discover, whilst having fun, the evolution of geological environments of the past: ancient mountains, volcanoes, deserts, tropical seas, coral reefs and deep ocean. The exhibition allows you to delve into the geodynamic processes that following the enormous pressures generated during the Alpine orogeny led the ancient seabed to rise above the sea level and, by folding and fracturing, to form the Alps. This part of the museum offers a look at the geomorphological processes that occurred in the more recent history of the Earth and which are still active: glaciation, mountain slopes, and karst. Their combined action gave us the alpine landscape as we see it today.
MART: MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART www.mart.trento.it
A visit to Rovereto, 35 km distant from Limone and the hotel Riviera, might be an occasion to see also this modern museum. This city’s interest in art is a legacy from the past as Rovereto has given birth to Fortunato DEPERO,a futurist artist.
As its director Cristiana Collu explains the mission of this museum is to continue, to expand, to transform the extraordinary artistic and architectural legacy the city has, into a tool able to add value to the entire community, promoting the resources of creativity and initiative, stimulating the interest of visitors and seeking their participation, sharing, interpreting and safeguarding an extraordinary collection.
So many exhibition are visionary and futuristic.
Visionary through trying to give form to the world, and futuristic through finding a form of the world and through bringing together the pleasures of the project’s sectors where there is no crisis in the passion for the future, where there is always space for desire and for its revolutionary essence.
The museum hosts 15,000 paintings and works of art from the entire world and changes continuously.