The Torre Apponale in Riviera del Garda

The ancient tower that overlooked the Lake of Garda

View of the Torre Apponale in Riviera del Garda during the #italiagrandsketchingtour.

After Rovereto, it is time to move around the Garda Lake, a magnificent lake famous for its history and for the beautiful scenery, so much that is now a perfect place for a vacation. And in fact the city of Riviera del Garda was very crowded with its festive holiday atmosphere.

After walking around the historical center which is amazing, I went to sit by the lake, in the port area and I decided to paint the ancient tower Apponale that rises 34 meters on the east side of Piazza III Novembre. This is the symbol of the city and it overlooks the point of the lake.

The tower was built in the thirteenth century with stone blocks of different sizes to guard the port and the square which was the ancient center of trade and fairs. In 1555 it was raised to its actual height while in the 1920s the tower was affected by structural changes that led to the replacement of the ancient onion-shaped roof of the tower, of Nordic inspiration, with the current one.

In 2002, after a complete restoration, it is possible to retrace the 165 steps that lead to the top of the tower from which the geometries of the square dominating the pier, the city of Riva and the blue waters of Garda are dominated. A must for my next visit.

Painting of The Torre Apponale in Riviera del Garda

Title of the painting ‘The Torre Apponale in Riviera del Garda’

This is a painting from the Italia Grand Sketching Tour Collection, a series of original ink and watercolor paintings done on location during my tour to discovery the  marvelous Italian heritage. All paintings are also available as numbered and originally signed prints.

The painting is also featured in the book about my motorbike Italian tour. By acquiring this work you will get to know better Italy also thanks to a personalized story about this place that I will include in the package.

Painting information:

  • Watercolor and ink on white paper
  • Size 19 x 28.5 cm (7.5 x 11.2 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the painting

Prints information:

  • Printed on white watercolor paper, numbered 1 to 50 and signed
  • Size 21 x 29.7 cm (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
  • Shipped in a box
  • Certificate of authenticity will be sent with the print
The Torre Apponale in Riviera del Garda

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