2. Piazza 3 Novembre
The old square of Riva. To the east the Torre Apponale (XIII century), a historic symbol of Riva, south the port of Riva. At the center of the square is the Praetorian Palace, probably built in the fourteenth century by the veronese Scaligeri, now the houses the municipal offices. The narrow porch that allows access to Via Marocco is found in the northwestern corner of the square, near the stairs of the old Town Hall.
"The Hunter Gracchus"
Did you know? In the story "The Hunter Gracchus" (Der Jäger Gracchus) by Franz Kafka there are numerous references to some places in Riva, often warped into something else: the harbor and the fountain next to it, the statue of St. Johannes Nepomuc (in Piazza Catena), turned into the statue of a hero with a saber, the Apponale tower posing as a clock tower, the Praetorian Palace and the Old Town Hall united to contain a non-existent morgue.
In a scene from the story, the mayor of Riva comes running down the same Via Marocco we are now going to walk up.