Destination guide

Bardolino, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene

Welcome to Bardolino, a little town right on Italy's largest—and arguably most gorgeous—lake, Lago di Garda, in the province of Verona. Picturesque Verona is as pretty as they come; no wonder Shakespeare used it as the setting for his famous opus on tragic young love, Romeo and Juliet. As for Bardolino, archaeology tells us this little lakeside gem has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and buildings from the 9th century still stand in this town. There are even older ruins in the greater Lake Garda area. Bardolino vacation rentals are on the lake's southeast side, an area heavy in both wine production and more splendiferous landscape.

Things to do

No shortage of fun for the old and the young

If you're looking to book Bardolino vacation rentals with your bambinos, you can add the safari park and dinosaur models at Parco Nature Vida to your itinerary. You can also find your inner kid at the massive lakeside amusement park of Gardaland. Remember all the wine that's made in this area? Of course you do! Visit Museo del Vino to see wine-making processes then and now. If you head about 15 miles south around the lake, you'll hit Sirmione, an ancient fortified town with healing sulfur springs, and the archaeological site of Grotte di Catullo which houses the ruins of a Roman villa.

Activities

This town's so magnifico there's even a wine named after it

Oenophiles might know that Bardolino is famous for its wine of the same name, a light strawberry-colored red that's delicious when chilled. Even if you're not a wine lover, a vineyard tour is worth it simply for the food and scenery. Unsurprisingly, the town has a month-long festival devoted to grapes and wine in September. History buffs can take a guided tour around Verona to hear about the area's pre-Roman history. And of course, there's gorgeous Lago di Garda, where you can boat, fish, windsurf, or just grab a raft—or a "zattera", as the Italians say—and just completely chill out on the water.

Weather

Shall I compare thee to a summer's day at Lago di Garda?

Summer is perfect lake weather in Bardolino, with highs in the mid- to upper 70s. These warm months come with a side of rain, and occasionally, an extra side of thunderstorm. Watching these storms approach is awe-inspiring, so pour a glass of wine, sit on your lakefront deck and enjoy. With all that, it's a no-brainer that summer's a popular time for Bardolino vacation rentals. September also attracts large crowds for the wine festival. In December and January, temps are in the 30s and snowfalls turn this area into a winter wonderland, although the lake itself doesn't freeze.

Natural features

Words can't describe this beauty, but really, just go there

Bardolino's in lush north Italy, a fertile region with plenty of green spaces and mountain ranges. It's on the shores of Lake Garda, whose sheer beauty you'll just have to see in person—no exaggeration, it's absolutely bellissimo. The lake is narrow at the north, where the striking mountain range known as the Dolomites towers over the landscape. The southern part of Garda is much wider, and that's where you'll find most Bardolino vacation rentals. If you have a car and feel like a day trip, Venice on the Adriatic Sea coast is about 90 miles east.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Bardolino

Fly into Verona (VRN-Valerio Catullo), the closest airport, located 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Brescia (VBS-Gabriele D'Annuzio), which is 20.9 mi (33.6 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bardolino?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,865 vacation rentals near Bardolino. From 812 Houses to 339 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bardolino for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bardolino?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bardolino:

  • Old Town: 88 vacation rentals
  • Verona City Centre: 527 vacation rentals
  • Sud-Ovest: 57 vacation rentals
  • Ovest: 337 vacation rentals
  • Nord-Ovest: 495 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bardolino?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bardolino. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Cantina F.lli Zeni Wine Museum: 5,630 vacation rentals
  • Museum of Olive Oil: 5,499 vacation rentals
  • Villa Calicantus Winery: 5,476 vacation rentals
  • Valetti Winery: 5,478 vacation rentals
  • Church of San Nicolo and San Severo: 5,696 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bardolino listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Bardolino?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 812 Houses in Bardolino. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bardolino include:

  • Villas: 339 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 2,459 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 22 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bardolino?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,106 vacation rentals with pool available in Bardolino. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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