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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to discover the hidden gems of Bardolino: – Bardolino is a lovely town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy. It is located about 30 km from Verona, the city of Romeo and Juliet, and about 130 km from Venice, the city of canals and bridges. Bardolino is famous for its wine and olive oil production, as well as its rich cultural and natural heritage. Here are some of the things you can do in Bardolino: – Visit the historical centre of the town, where you can admire the medieval walls, the Romanesque churches of San Zeno and San Severo. – Taste the local delicacies, such as the Bardolino wine, a light and fruity red wine with a DOC certification, and the extra virgin olive oil, which has a delicate and aromatic flavour. – Enjoy the amusement parks nearby, such as Gardaland, Movieland, and Caneva Aquapark, where you can have fun with your family or friends. – Explore the surrounding hills by bike or on foot, where you can discover the vineyards, the olive groves, and the panoramic views of the lake. – Relax on the beaches or take a boat tour of the lake, where you can admire the scenery and the villages from a different perspective. Bardolino is a perfect destination for those who love nature, culture, and gastronomy. It is also a great base to visit other attractions in the area, such as Verona, Venice, Mantua, and Padua. Come and discover Bardolino, a gem on Lake Garda.

Via Mirabello is a street in Bardolino, that runs along the side of the lake from Passeggio della Pua to Via S. Cristina. You will find many of the Lakeside Hotels with spectacular views. Photo (Photos 2-2-3) – Lungolago Roma is a beautiful lakeside promenade in. It stretches from Lido Mirabello Beach to the park of Piazza Giacomo Matteotti. Lungolago Roma is a popular spot for walking, cycling, jogging or relaxing by the lake. You can enjoy the view of the water, the swans, the boats and the mountains, as well as admire the colorful flowers and the elegant villas along the way. (Photos 5-6-7) – Via S. Martino is a street in abardolino which rund from Lungolago Roma to Piazza Statuto. The entrabce to the Parc Piazza Agostino Guerrieri is on this street. (Photos 8 -13) – Parc Piazza Agostino Guerrieri is a small park in the center of Bardolino, near the lakefront. It is named after Agostino Guerrieri, a nobleman who married Maria Teresa Rambaldi, the last descendant of the Rambaldi family who owned the estate of Bardolino since the 12th century. The park is a pleasant place to relax and enjoy the view of the lake and the hills. It has a fountain, benches, flowers and trees. It is also close to some of the main attractions of Bardolino, such as the Guerrieri Rizzardi Cantina, where you can taste and buy the famous Bardolino wine, and the Al Gabbiano restaurant, where you can savor the local cuisine. Parc Piazza Agostino Guerrieri is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, especially during the events and festivals that take place in Bardolino throughout the year. (Photos 9-10-11-12-)

Plazza Bassani Raimondi is a square in the center of Bardolino. It is named after Bassani Raimondi, a noble family who owned several properties in Bardolino and contributed to its development. Plazza Bassani Raimondi is located is located in the centre of the town close to Via Fosse.  (Photo 16) –  In the Plazza you will find the Church of Santi Nicolò e Severo. It is a Roman Catholic church that was built in the 12th century and renovated in the 18th century. It has a baroque facade and a bell tower with a clock. The church contains frescoes, paintings, and sculptures of various saints, including Saint Nicholas and Saint Severus, the patrons of Bardolino. (Photos 17-18-19)

Piazza G. Matteotti Bardolino is a lively and charming square in the center of Bardolino. The square is named after Giacomo Matteotti, an Italian socialist politician who was assassinated by fascists in 1924. The square is also a lively spot for socializing and entertainment, especially during the summer season. You can find many cafes, restaurants, bars and shops around the square, where you can taste the local cuisine and products, such as the famous Bardolino wine and olive oil. You can also join the locals and tourists who gather in the square for festivals and events, such as the Bardolino Wine Festival in September, which celebrates the harvest and production of the wine with tastings, concerts and fireworks. (Photos 22-56) – The Chiesa di San Nicolo Bardolino is a neoclassical parish church is located in Piazza G. Matteotti. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of sailors and children, and Saint Severus, a bishop and martyr who died in the 4th century. The church was built between 1830 and 1844 by the architect Bartolomeo Giuliari, replacing an older church from the 13th century that was allegedly consecrated by Pope Lucius III in 1185. The facade of the church has a monumental porch with four Corinthian columns and a triangular pediment. Above the entrance, there is a statue of Saint Nicholas holding a boat and three golden balls, symbols of his miracles. The interior of the church has the shape of a Latin cross with a transept and a dome. The walls are decorated with semi-columns, friezes and cornices of various styles. The high altar in the apse has a marble table with a tabernacle and two statues of kneeling angels. The church has several artistic works, such as frescoes by Giovanni Bevilacqua and Cesco Romeo Loro, stained-glass windows depicting the baptism of Christ and the four evangelists, and a wooden pulpit with carved panels. The church also preserves some relics from the old church of Saint Nicholas, such as the marble baptismal font, the wooden crucifix and the silver reliquary of Saint Severus. (Photos 23-24-25)

Piazza Betteloni is a square in the town of Bardolino close to Via Fosse.  It is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike, as it offers a variety of cafes, bars, restaurants, and shops. (Photo 32) – Piazza Lenotti is a square in Bardolino. It is named after the Lenotti family, who were influential wine producers in the area. The square is surrounded by historical buildings, such as the Palazzo Lenotti, which dates back to the 18th century and has a neoclassical facade. The square also hosts various shops, cafes, and restaurants, Piazza Lenotti is a lively and charming place to visit and enjoy the culture and scenery of Bardolino. –  Borgo Giuseppe Garibaldi is a street in Bardolino, whic is one of the oldest and most characteristic streets of the town, as it preserves many historical buildings and monuments. At the end of the street closo to San Severo’s church you will find the Sala della Disciplina. (Photos 38-39-40-41-42-43) – Sala della Disciplina is a historical site in Bardolino, a town on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in Italy. It was originally a church dedicated to Santa Maria della Misericordia, founded in the mid-14th century. It has a late Baroque style, due to renovations in the early 18th century. After being abandoned as a place of worship, it was restored by the Municipality of Bardolino in 2005 and turned into an elegant hall for conferences and cultural events. One of the events that takes place in Sala della Disciplina is the Italian Opera Concerts, a one-hour show of lyric music that features the most thrilling arias and duets from famous Italian operas like La Traviata, La Bohème, Trovatore, Madama Butterfly and more. The concerts are performed by professional singers and take place on Fridays and Sundays from May to October2 Sala della Disciplina is located on Borgo Giuseppe Garibaldi, near San Severo’s church. (Photos 42-43)

Via Dante Alighieri is a central and lively street that offers many attractions and services for tourists and locals. It is located near the Antica Torre Scaligera and the Chiesa Parrocchiale Dei Santi Nicolò E Severo, two of the main religious sites of Bardolino. Via Dante Alighieri is a great place to visit and enjoy the culture and scenery of Bardolino. You can walk along the street and admire the historical buildings, shop at the various stores, or relax at one of the cafes or bars. You can also easily reach the lakefront and the main square of Bardolino, where you can find more attractions and events. (Photos 48-49-50) – Lungolago Francesco Lenotti is a lakeside promenade in Bardolino. It is a scenic and relaxing place to walk, bike, or enjoy the view of the lake and the mountains. Along the promenade, you can find several hotels, restaurants, bars, and shops that offer a variety of services and products. You will also find Lido Mirabello Beach: A private equipped beach that is located on one of the two strips of land that from the coast of Bardolino sink into the lake. It has a gravel and rock beach and a bar, a restaurant, and a pedal boat rental. (Photos 53-54) – Porto di Bardolino is a marina and is located on Piazza Principe Amadeo, near the historical centre and the lakefront of the town. It is a small and cozy port that can accommodate boats up to 10 meters long and 3 meters wide. It has a red and green sign at the entrance and it is easy to approach by GPS. The port offers some facilities and services for boaters, such as electricity, water, toilets, showers, and waste disposal. It also has a ticket office, a kiosk, and a tourist information office. The port is open from April to September and it has a variable price depending on the season and the size of the boat. The port is surrounded by many attractions and amenities, such as cafes, restaurants, shops, hotels, and beaches. It is also close to some historical and cultural sites, such as the Antica Torre Scaligera, the Church of San Nicolò and San Severo, and the Palazzo Betteloni. Porto di Bardolino is a great place to visit and enjoy the culture and scenery of Bardolino. You can also easily reach other destinations on Lake Garda by ferry. (Photos 57-58-59-60)

Bardolino Cusine:- The cuisine of Bardolino reflects these products, as well as the influence of the nearby regions of Veneto and Lombardy. Some of the special dishes that you can find in Bardolino are: – Bigoli con le sarde: A type of thick spaghetti made with whole wheat flour and eggs, served with a sauce of fresh sardines, onions, parsley, and white wine. – Risotto al Bardolino:- A creamy rice dish cooked with Bardolino wine, butter, cheese, and saffron. – Tortellini di Valeggio:- A type of stuffed pasta filled with meat and herbs, originating from the nearby town of Valeggio sul Mincio. They are often served in broth or with butter and sage. – Bollito misto con pearà:- A mixed boiled meat dish that includes beef, chicken, pork, veal, and cotechino (a type of sausage). It is accompanied by pearà, a spicy sauce made with bread crumbs, beef broth, pepper, and cheese. – Sbrisolona:- A crumbly cake made with cornmeal, almonds, butter, sugar, and eggs. It is usually flavored with lemon zest or vanilla.

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Photo Gallery of Walk 1 in Bardolino – Via Mirabello to Via Palestro
Approximately 1.40 km – 0.87 miles

The walk starts in Via Mirabello – Lungolago F. Cipriani – Lungolago Roma – Via S. Martino – Parc Piazza Agostino Guerrieri – Via S. Martino – Corso Umberto I – Via Solferino – Plazza Bassani Raimondi – Walk back along Via Solferino – Corso Umberto I – Piazza G. Matteotti – Via Palestro

Photo Gallery of Walk 2 in Bardolino – Vicolo Virgilio to Porto di Bardolino
Approximately 1.99 km – 1.24 miles

The walk starts in Vicolo Virgilio – Via Alessandro Manzoni – Piazza Betteloni – Via Carducci – Piazza Lenotti – Borgo Giuseppe Garibaldi – Piazza San Severo – Via Marconi – Piazza San Severo – Borgo Giuseppe Garibaldi – Via Dante Alighieri – Lungolago C. Preite – Lungolago Francesco Lenotti – Piazza Catullo – Piazza Giacomo Matteotti – Lungolago Francesco Lenotti – Porto di Bardolino, Piazza Principe Amadeo