Bardolino, a municipality on the Veronese shore of Lake Garda, is one of the towns on the lake that attracts the most visitors throughout the year. Its geographical position at the foot of the hills and its unique microclimate make it the perfect place for growing vines and olive trees.
It is here, for example, that the renowned Bardolino DOC wine is produced, which over time has become one of the symbols of the town.
For those who want to visit Bardolino, we recommend 6 must-see places to get into the spirit of this fascinating village.
1. BARDOLINO LAKEFRONT AND FERRIS WHEEL
If you decide to spend a day in Bardolino, the first thing to do is undoubtedly to take a leisurely stroll through the historic centre, among its narrow streets lined with cafés, ice-cream parlours and elegant shops.
Another unmissable attraction in Bardolino is the majestic Ferris wheel, strategically located on the lakefront. As you ascend, you will be able to admire the wonderful landscape from an alternative angle and treat yourself to a pleasant outing that will also appeal to the little ones.
2. ROCCA DI GARDA
For those who love walking in the open air in the midst of nature, Bardolino is ideal because it is located at the foot of the Rocca Di Garda, a small mountain relief full of paths, situated between the municipalities of Bardolino and Garda.
From here, one can admire a breathtaking panorama that opens onto the lake in all its beauty. Still standing on the Rocca is the Eremo di San Giorgio, an ancient monastery inhabited by Camaldolese monks, surrounded by greenery and tranquillity.
3. CHURCH OF SAN SEVERO
One of the oldest buildings in Bardolino, we are talking about the Church of San Severo dating back to the medieval period. Inside, one can admire the walls decorated with numerous frescoes of considerable artistic interest.
4. CARRARA BOTTAGISIO PARK
Travelling along the lakeside promenade of Bardolino, one of the best places to stop and admire the lake is undoubtedly the park of Villa Carrara Bottagisio, an ancient 19th-century residence that now hosts numerous events and shows.
5. OIL MUSEUM
To start discovering local traditions, a good place to start is definitely a visit to the Oil Museum. Here you can learn all about the ancient activity of producing this extraordinary product in terms of taste and health properties.
The museum was founded in the 1980s and is the first Italian museum devoted entirely to olive oil.
6. SISÀN MUSEUM
An interesting activity during your visit to Bardolino could be a detour to the Cisano Museum, dedicated to the ornithological tradition of the area.
The museum is divided into several sections illustrating different aspects of a culture that is becoming less and less common with time.
Inside the museum there are numerous bird specimens displayed in the reconstruction of their habitat, and it is even possible to listen to their cries through the special monitors.
Exploring Bardolino also means discovering the wine of the same name.That is why we recommend this Tour with wine tasting: in a family-run winery you will visit the vineyards in the company of an oenologist.
You will discover the Bardolino area, and taste four wines paired with extra virgin olive oil and local delicacies.
If after this virtual tour you are understandably curious to visit Bardolino and its natural, historical and artistic beauty, all you have to do is come and experience it in person.