Riva del Garda

Riva del Garda lies on the northern bank of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy, in the area called Garda Trentino. In the 17th century, Lake Garda became a popular destination for the Middle-European elite. The list of its famous guests includes Goethe, Freud, Nietzsche, the Mann brothers, Kafka, Lawrence. Lake Garda attracts many tourists every year, and offers numerous opportunities for sightseeing in the towns along its shores and outdoors activities (from swimming to hiking). Riva del Garda is a town renowned for its ancient traditional hospitality; the large and sunny beaches are bordered by sheer rocks and Mediterranean vegetation with olive and lemon groves, palms and bay trees. Climate, vegetation, morphology all contribute in making Garda Trentino a special place. Close to Trento, Verona and the main art cities of the north of Italy but also to a plenty of enchanting locations: the castles of Trentino, the renowned wineyards, the Dolomites mountains.

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Right in the town centre and fully immersed into green surroundings, the Congress Centre combines a central location at walking distance from several hotels, with a location of rare beauty directly on the shores of Lake Garda. The Centre, recently renewed, offers the most technological equipments covering a total surface of 6,100 sqm. One plenary room of 800 seats, and additional meeting rooms, combine with a 2,700 sqm multifunctional area, ideal location for meetings and catering services.

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Rivatour, the in-house Riva del Garda Congress Centre’s travel agency, provides to the delegates the possibility to book on-line their accommodation, choosing among a selection of 3 and 4-starred hotels.
Booking your hotel through this channel will ensure many advantages:

  • Best price guaranteed for same room type;
  • Guaranteed hotel quality;
  • Favourable payment and cancellation’s conditions;
  • Substantial discount on shuttles service.
The hotel selected are mostly at walking distance from the Congress Centre and the farer offers a shuttle service to the Conference Venue.

The on-line booking is available at this page.

Travel information

The main conference airport is Valerio Catullo, in Verona-Villafranca, which is well-connected to most European capitals and airport hubs.
To facilitate delegate transfer to Riva del Garda, a shuttle bus service will be provided (according to the schedule below):

Inbound journey
Day Departure time
December, 14th 11:30 13:30 16:30 18:30 23:00
Outbound journey
Day Departure time
December, 16th 15:00
December, 17th 7:00

Approximate travel duration: 1 hour and 45 minutes.

The transfer can be booked at a discounted rate (€ 30,00 per person, per way) together with the hotel’s room. The reservation’s page is available here.
Otherwise, it can be booked alone at the full rate (€ 50,00 per person, per way). The reservation’s page is available here.

The delegates who, at the moment of the hotel’s booking will not have their flight’s schedule and would like to add the transfer service later, are kindly requested to send an email to in order to have a special code that allows to proceed with the on-line booking at the discounted rate even at a second stage.

If none of the solutions provided are convenient or if they will land in another airports, delegates may request information about public transport or private travel arrangements through the official conference travel agency by sending an email to