Italy, Lake Garda
Bardolino lies at the foot of rolling hills covered with orchards, olive groves and of course, the vineyards for which the village is so famous. Your holiday in Bardolino offers excellent accommodation, while the attractive and lively traffic-free centre is home to numerous bars, restaurants and smart shops. Its main square is full of inviting terrace cafés where you can relax and enjoy a glass of the excellent locally produced wine. Evening choir and music concerts are also often held in the square. Bardolino has a very pretty harbour and a scenic two mile walk along the lakeside promenade takes you to neighbouring Garda. Ferries and hydrofoils provide a pleasant and relaxing way to explore other lakeside villages, each with their own individual character and atmosphere. Holidays in Bardolino offer lakeside relaxation at it's best.
The Wine Festival in Bardolino (October) brings the summer season on Lake Garda to a close. Five days celebrating the new harvest of the grapes from which the famous Bardolino wines are made. Plenty of opportunity to taste the wines and sample regional food specialties, all accompanied by musical concerts ending in a spectacular firework display over the lake.
A night at the opera in the ancient arena in Verona must surely be one of life’s great experiences even if you’re not an opera buff. The 2017 programme (23 June - 27 August) sees the return of the all-time favourite Aida by Verdi loved for its lavish scenery and costumes. But there are also performances of Rigoletto and Nabucco by Verdi as well as Tosca and Madame Butterfly by Puccini. If you are staying in any of the main resorts on Lake Garda, such as Peschiera, we can book most performances (listed on the Verona opera page) and transport to and from Verona is included in addition to your opera ticket.
Resort Code: ITBD110
Languages spoken: English
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer Approx. 45mins by coach.
Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.
Self drive is available
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
Free Excursion | Pre-book 3 excursions per person and receive Verona* full day free.
*Please note: Only one Verona opera booking per person can be counted towards your 3 excursions.
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Bardolino's main square is full of inviting terrace cafés where you can relax and enjoy a glass of the excellent locally produced wine. Evening choral and music concerts are also often held in the square. Bardolino has a very pretty harbour and a scenic 2 mile walk along the lakeside promenade takes you to neighbouring Garda. Ferries and hydrofoils provide a pleasant and relaxing way to explore other lakeside villages, each with their own individual character and atmosphere.
In September each year, Bardolino Wine Festival take place along the lake front promenade of Bardolino, celebrating the new harvest of the grapes that contribute to the delicious Bardolino Classico red wine.
You can also attend the Verona Opera.
In and around Bardolino
Madonna del Pino, Rocca del Garda & Bardolino
Moderate | Approx 4 hrs
This walk takes you to the heights above Bardolino and Garda visiting the Santa Maria Assunta Church and Madonna del Pino, a statue that is said to protect the village and lake. Once at the top of La Rocca del Garda, the hill that dominates the skyline of Garda, you can enjoy the views over Garda and the
south of the lake. The return journey passes the monastery of Eremo Dei Camaldolesi, a historical site and well worth a visit. A fairly steep walk along trails to the top of La Rocca del Garda.
Punta San Vigilio
Easy | Approx 4 hrs
This walk starts in Garda and is well worth the tranquil walk along the Lungo Lago from Bardolino to Garda’s northern beach where your Inghams Rep will join you and guide you to Punta San Vigilio.
Please note: Walks are available on a first come first served basis and also subject to weather conditions. Please register with your Rep on arrival.