Top things to do in Bardolino

Top Choice Osteria in Bardolino

Il Giardino delle Esperidi

Holidaying gourmets should head for this intimate little osteria, where sourcing local delicacies is a labour of love for its sommelier-owner. The intensely flavoured baked truffles with parmigiano reggiano (Parmesa…
Museum in Bardolino

Museo dell'Olio d'Oliva

Some 2km south of Bardolino in Cisano, the most impressive exhibits at this well-laid-out museum are the monster grape presses, some of which used mule power to drive them. Other displays chart the history of olive …
Church in Bardolino

Pieve di San Zeno

Flee the gelato and Aperol brigade for a pilgrimage to this ancient miniature church, concealed in a picturesquely shabby courtyard north of the main road. Dating from the 9th century, it's one of the finest pieces …
Museum in Bardolino

Museo del Vino

Just off the main lake road, the Museo del Vino is set within the Zeni winery and rarely has a museum smelt this good. Rich scents waft around displays of wicker grape baskets, cooper's tools, drying racks and gigan…
Wine Bar in Bardolino

La Bottega del Vino

To experience some authentic Bardolino atmosphere head to this no-nonsense bar in the centre of town. Inside, a stream of lively banter passes between locals and staff beside walls lined with bottles four deep.
Veneto in Bardolino

Osteria Al Capitel

Despite its roadside situation, Al Capital features a lovely shady garden, a warm rustic interior and serves a commendable Veronese menu. Lake fish are well represented alongside Venetian and Veronese specialities s…
Gelato in Bardolino


The best ice cream in Bardolino has been scooped at this family-run parlour since 1969. Choose your flavour before joining the fast-moving queue as the solo italiano servers don't wait around.