History & Culture
The area has plenty to offer by way of culture and history with 11th and 12th century architecture and frescoes from the same period, evidence of Roman settlement and the sights of Lazise and Garda close by. Historic buildings include beautiful villas, palazzos and lovely old churches and historical dates and holy days are celebrated with festivals and parades throughout the year.
Food and wine have always been a huge part of life here - learn all about the town’s culinary heritage at the Olive Oil and Wine museums, go for tours and tastings and make sure you visit the traditional lakeside market to stock up on local produce – the weekly markets are a big part of Lake Garda life.
Find out more about the history of the town and local historical attractions on our Bardolino history page.
When is the best time to visit Bardolino?
To experience the town at a quieter time, book a holiday in May, September or October. The weather is warmest in July and August if you want some Italian summer sunshine. If you’re planning a really active holiday and don’t want to be held back by heat and humidity, go in May or October when the weather is usually nice and mild. The wine festivals add a fantastic atmosphere to the town – so if you’re thinking of a holiday in late May or early October, check to see when they’re on. To see what the weather’s like in Bardolino, check our weather and climate page.
May is the first mainstream month for summer holidays in Bardolino and offers warm weather as well as the Chiaretto wine festival. Read more about the climate and what’s on in May here.
The weather is lovely and warm here in June, which is a good time to visit before the summer holidays kick in. For more info about what to expect in Bardolino in June click here.
If you like hot Italian sunshine and that summer holiday buzz, visit Bardolino in July. You can find out all about what’s happening in July here.
August is another great month for hot weather and one of the busiest months here. Details on climate and what’s on can be found here.
The summer heat and crowds subsided come September, leaving lovely warm weather and a more relaxed atmosphere. Click here for everything you need to know about Bardolino in September.
October is the month of the famous Grape and Wine Festival and with milder weather is a fantastic month for active holidays. Read more about October here.