With over 7000 inhabitants, Bardolino is one of the most important towns on Lake Garda.
Located on the Venetian shore of Lake Garda, about halfway along the lake, it is a popular destination for many tourists who live there all year round and others who come for the summer.
Bardolino is easily accessible by the main roads and is in the midst of the attractions offered by the lake’s Venetian shore. The many theme parks are only 5-6 km away, while the expansive hills overlooking the town provide plenty of opportunities for cycling or walking. Then there is the 2000 m Mount Baldo, the highest peak on the entire lake.
In short, a perfect place and the hub of all the lake’s attractions.
Palazzo Gelmetti, the current town-hall, faces the lake, while the 16th century Loggia Rambaldi overlooks the small harbour.
Next to it, we find Palazzo Guerrieri, whose garden extends towards the lake, while Villa Bottagisio also offers lakeside views.
It is worth visiting San Vito, a 13th-century church in the hilly Cortelline area.
Bardolino has two other hamlets: Calmasino, situated in a hilly area and Cisano, on the lakeside.
Here you can admire the church of Santa Maria, with its ancient Romanesque facade and apse.