Best for: Flora or fauna, Wine, Lakes, Scenery, Walking, Culture
Transfer time: Verona • 43km • 45 minutes
Bardolino is one of the bigger resorts on the south-eastern side of Lake Garda. This bustling town is famous for the wine and olives is produces, evident in the surrounding hills covered with Olive groves and vineyards. The town is set around the pretty harbour and main square and lies between Garda to the north and Lazise to the South, along the lake side promenade. Bardolino has plenty to offer by way of culture and history with 11th and 12th century architecture and frescoes from the same period, and the sights of Lazise and Garda close by. If you walk along the promenade from Bardolino, the lakeside is lined with grass verges and small jetties for bathing. Bardolino also has a traffic-free centre and the cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants with live music give the town a vibrant atmosphere at night, perfect for sampling some of the local wine.
Every year in September, Bardolino houses it wine festival along the promenade on the lakeside. The Bardolino Wine Festival, held every September along the lakeside promenade, celebrates the newly harvest grapes that go to make the Bardolino Classico red wine.
Visit the Cisano Olive Oil Museum for a free and discovery the history behind the industry in the area, and taste the delicious locally grown olives.
Enjoy the Italian culture by visiting the Church of San Severo with the 12-14th century frescoes. There are a number of other interesting sites dating from the 11th and 12th centuries. You can also see the medieval town of Lazise, a short ferry ride away.
Bardolino is connected to the neighbouring Garda by a very scenic 3km lake side promenade walk with numerous gelateria to stop by and pick up a fabulous ice cream to enjoy along the way. From the pretty harbour you can catch any number of hydrofoils and ferries to explore Lake Garda, a relaxing way to experience the unique atmosphere of the many other lakeside villages.
There is a ferry service stopping at resorts, including Riva and Garda, a bus service along the east coast of Lake Garda and a train service from Peschiera.
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