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Spend your days relaxing on the shores of Lake Garda or enjoying boat trips and excursions across to the other towns. Its harbour is full of luxury yachts, while those wanting to get active can sail, water ski, jet ski, kayak and more. Head into the surrounding hills for hiking and mountain biking, or simply sit with a coffee in a pavement café as you watch the area’s stylish residents come and go.
Foodies can head into the countryside for vineyard tours and wineries, while Verona, the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, is just a 40 minute drive away. Other towns to visit along the lake are Garda, a celebrity hotspot, and Lazise, where you’ll find historic stone architecture.
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Holidays in Bardolino are ideal for those wanting to relax. Spend long lazy days by the lake or make the most of the pretty town and its idyllic streets. Take the 3 kilometre walk along the promenade to Garda town and take in views of the calm lake, stopping at little cafés and family run restaurants for relaxed refreshments.
To experience the beautiful scenery around Bardolino at its best, book The Wine Trail Tour. This 15 day itinerary starts in Turin, where you will explore the history of its streets, before spending two days in Bardolino. Learn how local grapes have been grown, harvested and made into delicious bottles of wine since the Roman times, before heading to Verona, Bologna and finally Florence.
Water sports and sailing are a big hit around the town of Bardolino, with the shores of Lake Garda within easy reach. Take a picnic and set sail for the day, or try adrenaline fuelled activities like water skiing and jet skiing. There are some beautiful walking trails leading up into the luscious hills from Bardolino. Choose from 20 trails and enjoy spectacular views or visit some of the other lakeside towns.
Nearby Calmasino is home to Villa Calicantus, where you can take in some wonderful views, admire the villa’s stone architecture and try the excellent wines the region is well known for. Foodies will love a trip to Museo dell’Olio d’Oliva, the olive oil museum, in the village of Cisano. See the machinery which has been used for hundreds of years before trying wines and olive oils and buying your favourites to take home.
The area surrounding Bardolino is especially well known for its exquisite varieties of wine. Bardolino Grape and Wine Festival is held between the end of September and beginning of October. It offers visitors the chance to try some of the best regional bottles, including the famous Bardolino red wine. Fruity and dry, it’s perfectly paired with pasta dishes, pizzas and antipasti. Every evening, the festival ends with fireworks and live music.
Tortellini is a famously delicious main meal consisting of round tubes of pasta with a traditionally rich, creamy sauce. Try meaty varieties with wild boar meat, pork or beef, or the vegetarian version which is filled with mushrooms or cheese. Topped with a thick, creamy sauce it’s a famous delicacy of Lake Garda and a must on your holidays here.
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