Entertainment and relaxation
Relax, enjoy, explore… you’re in Bardolino!
Whether you are looking for fun or pure relaxation, in Bardolino you will find what you need. The cheerful “beach life”, the romantic sunset on the lake and the carefree summer nights will make your holidays unforgettable. You can enjoy all the different shades and entertainment suggestions of the region all year round.
There’s always something to do in Bardolino!
From the morning…
Spending the day on the beach is definitely one of the many opportunities Bardolino gives you to enjoy the mild climate of Lake Garda and dive into its clear water. Bardolino beaches are well equipped and easy to reach. Like almost all the lake shores, they are small lawn beaches or gravel beaches made of little smooth pebbles. Next to the “Rivalunga” promenade from Bardolino to Garda, there are free natural beaches with wide green areas where you can sunbathe. They are equipped with modern kiosks with food and drinks.
Among the rushes – indispensable natural purifiers of the lake waters – you will meet swans and ducks taking shelter there with their pups.
There is also a sport complex for young people with a public skate park and basketball court; it is located at the beginning of “Rivalunga” next to the big parking lot. On the other hand children can enjoy the wide and well equipped playground located behind the church of S.S. Nicolò e Severo, where they can play in the shade of the tall trees. Now, let’s go back to the beaches: Bardolino also holds private beaches such as the popular Lido Mirabello and Lido Cornicello beach clubs. Moving towards Lazise, along the cycling and pedestrian route, you will find small stone beaches where you can sunbathe; once in Cisano, you will find another free beach that is Lido Cisano, with wide green areas.
If you are tired of the shore and you need some exercise, you can rent a boat or pedalo through the designated points (you won’t need a boat license) or you can choose the boat ride to enjoy a relaxed trip around the lake. Do you want to spend a funny day while doing sport? There are a lot of things to do: parasailing, water skiing, rowing, kayaking, sailing and sup. Wine-lovers can enjoy the hinterland along the “Strada del vino Bardolino”: an itinerary you can follow on foot, by bike or car to discover the vineyards and farms of the region producing the famous “Bardolino” wine.
Go around the wineries and taste the famous “Bardolino” red wine or the “ “Chiaretto”.
Do you need to restore yourself? Bardolino offers a wide selection of Hotels with swimming pool, spa and wellness areas using the pure curative water of Monte Baldo. Do you love shopping? You’re spoilt for choice: the city centre shines through the windows of elegant fashion boutiques, small shops with food and wine specialities, souvenirs, gifts and much more. In summer shopping goes on up to late night, as shops are open until 11pm.
The streets of the city centre and their shops
Don’t miss the walk around the coloured stalls livening up the lakefront on Thursday morning with all kind of stuffs. Moving to Cisano, on Tuesday morning Piazza del Porto holds the weekly market during all summer. On Saturday morning it’s the turn of Calmasino holding the “0 km market” where you can buy natural foodstuffs directly from local producers. Are you an antiques enthusiast? On the third Sunday of each month Bardolino holds the Antiques Market: a lot of stalls selling period stuffs, modern antiques, handcrafts and hobby markets are open from 9am to 6pm in the village centre.
...to the evening
When the sun goes down, enjoy the sunset while sitting at one of the numerous bars of the old town and the lakefront. A wide selection of cocktail bars, wine shops, pubs and ale houses where you can sip an aperitif, maybe just a glass of Bardolino or Chiaretto, together with tasty snacks. Then you just need to choose a place for dinner; you’ll have a huge selection of restaurants, trattorie and pizza restaurants. If you’re travelling with your kids, you will be probably tempted to end with a bang by having a tasty ice cream or a city tour on the electric train parked at Piazza del Porto. Do you want to stay out late? A good time is guaranteed at the numerous bars with dj sets or live music and the famous “Hollywood” discotheque: this large house with a view over the lake has been one of the most fashionable nightclubs of the area for more than thirty years. Numerous events liven up the village with music, kiosks and shows.
“Io penso che il divertimento sia una cosa seria” Italo Calvino