Bardolino is a brilliant place to stay in August for a real ‘dolce far niente’ Italian holiday of lazy days in the sun and summer evenings enjoying the fantastic local wine.
August’s high temperatures may well encourage a cooling dip in the lake and there are some great places in Bardolino to swim. You’ll find a few small pebbled bays along the lake but for a larger area, the Punta Cornicello has a playground for children (which is great if you’re staying here as a family during school holidays) and Lido Cisano is good for swimming and sunbathing. Lazise is easily accessible from Bardolino by car, bus or boat and has a lovely sandy beach and more water fun can be enjoyed in Canevaworld - a super aquapark only 10 minutes drive away.
For some time away from the rays, tour Bardolino’s world famous vineyards and learn everything about them in the Museum del Vino. There’s a lakeside park with shady areas and you can seek shade from the trees that line the promenade, enjoying a delicious gelato as you sit back and watch the world go by.
August evenings in Bardolino are lovely and warm. Wine and dine al fresco in one of the restaurants in the main square, which usually has evening music concerts during the summer months. Bardolino is one of the best places to view the sunset over Lake Garda, so make sure you’re by the lake in time to see the sun go down at least once on your holiday.
We love Bardolino in August, and if you’re lucky enough to go when the Air Show is on (every other year) you’re in for a real treat. There are some brilliant walks and bike rides around Bardolino and, if you want a really active holiday, visit Torbole, Riva or Limone.