Rocul – open-air gym and leisure space
Just 15 minutes from the centre of Riva San Vitale, there is an open-air gym and leisure space surrounded by nature.
A genuine sense of peace and tranquillity abounds in this charming nook on the mountainside, created through the hard work of many volunteers. Today, this spot is a must for anyone who loves to spend time immersed in nature.
Rocul is the perfect spot for barbecues and picnics. The children can enjoy a variety of games and activities while you marvel at the idyllic views over Riva San Vitale, the splendid Lake Lugano and Monte Generoso.
The park can also be a starting point for other excursions, such as a hike up to Alpe Albio or the summit of Monte San Giorgio, which is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Parties are also organized by the local community at Rocul, most notably the bonfire of San Rocco, a tradition that is celebrated on 15th August every year to commemorate the saint after whom the Oratory is named.
The winding route up to Rocul starts from the Cemetery of Riva San Vitale. Walk up Via alle Pianche until you reach the end of the tarmac road, and from there continue along the path for a few minutes until you arrive at the open-air gym and leisure space.