Bardolino is an old fishing village that rises along the Riviera degli Ulivi, which extends from Peschiera del Garda to Malcesine, on the eastern shore of the famous Lake Garda.
It is a place renowned worldwide for its excellent production of red wine and olive oil, which thanks to the presence of the lake and the proximity of the mountains, enjoys a mild climate, ideal for the development of these products.
A perfect destination for every period of the year, which with its spring colors, the characteristic hills decorated with vineyards and olive trees, the clear blue of the lake and the great breathtaking sunsets, which distinguish this fascinating landscape in the province of Verona.
In short, a small and lively village that will make you dream, thanks also to the many shops in the streets of the center, from the local bars and bars where you can enjoy an aperitif overlooking the lake or to the discos open until late.
Built towards the end of the ninth century, when King Berengario allowed the inhabitants of the area to be able to build protective fortresses, which during the following centuries underwent numerous interventions, until the arrival of the Scaligeri, who modified the structure, assuming the configuration that we still admire today.
Leaving the city in the direction of Albarè, on the other hand, the Hermitage of San Giorgio is nestled among the bushes of rosemary, cypresses and olive trees, founded in 1663 by the Camaldolese Benedictine monks. These, as in the past, sell typical autochthonous herbal products and fragrances. This represents a unique opportunity to be hosted in the Benedictine hermitage, however following the monastic rules.
The origins of the vine in this area can be attributed to the Bronze Age, some finds found in the Bardolinese area demonstrate this, which immediately found the right environmental characteristics. The first written representations date back to the Middle Ages, with the creation of bunches of grapes and vine shoots, which are still visible in the Pieve di Santa Maria.
The monks played a key role in the culture of the vine, who thanks to the prosperity of the monasteries and the donations of the nobles, managed to devote themselves to viticulture and winemaking techniques. Today Bardolino wine has become an excellence worldwide, with dozens of producers exporting their bottles.
Bardolino DOC and Bardolino Classico DOC are characterized by a fruity aroma and great drinkability. Bardolino Superiore DOCG is presented with a higher alcohol content, and with more decisive aromas and flavors.
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