Bardolino Holidays

Bardolino holidays take you to the south east shore of Lake Garda, in the north of Italy. Here you’ll find an idyllic little town steeped in history and framed by a spectacular natural setting.

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.
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Handpicked Hotels in Bardolino

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Things to do in Bardolino

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.

Flight Information

The closest airport to Lake Garda is Verona (VRN). Direct flights to Verona are available from Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Glasgow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton and take approximately 2 hours.

When to go

Lake Garda is traditionally a summer getaway, with hotels usually welcoming guests between April and October. Temperatures hover around 25°C in July and August – and this is when Lake Garda is at its liveliest. However, the climate in Lake Garda is very mild in spring and autumn, with temperatures rarely ducking beneath 20°C. Fancy avoiding the busiest months? Consider visiting in May, June or September – you’ll avoid the crowds and still be treated to warm weather.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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