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BARDOLINO Revisited

A June 2001 trip to Bardolino by Barb B

Bardolino Statue Photo, Bardolino, Italy More Photos
Quote: Bardolino is Italy's "Wine city on the Lake". We have visited Bardolino on Lake Garda twice in the past, but only for day-trips. On this visit we stayed for three wonderful days and enjoyed the markets, historic sights and cultural activities of this beautiful Italian City on the lake.

BARDOLINO Revisited

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Overview

Bardolino Street Photo, Bardolino, Italy
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For quiet strolls in the city, visit on Tuesday and Wednesday. Streets are uncrowded and bargains can be found in the local shops. THURSDAY IS MARKET DAY--Since shopping is my FAVORITE activity, this was MY special day. Vendors display their wares from one end of town to the other. Shirts, handbags, ceramics, CD’s, spices and on and on.......Prices generally are VERY LOW--but check the quality....Many "IMPOSTER" products are displayed for sale. CHECK THE GELATO--The gelato shops here are marvelous! Usually in Italy, you order two or three flavors in a small cup--this way you get a taste of the EXTRA delightful flavors. My favorite selection is albiacocca (apr...Read More

Hotel Cristina

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Hotel

Hotel Cristina Photo, Bardolino, Italy
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Amid acres of vineyards and olive groves, Bardolino is situated near the southern end of Lake Garda where it widens and takes on a more Mediterranean atmosphere. Therefore, it has become the most visited city on the lake; and a wide variety of accommodations are available. Just a 5-minute walk from the beach and city center, Hotel Cristina offers a comfortable relaxed ambiance. Our tastefully decorated room had a small balcony, which overlooked the courtyard and provided a marvelous view of the lake beyond. This proved to be a mixed blessing since the town’s main thoroughfare was only about 200 yards from our window. In order to get a restful sleep, it was necessary to keep t...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 5, 2001

Hotel Cristina
Via Dell' Alpino 2
Bardolino, Italy
(045) 721-0291

Olive Oil Museum

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Attraction

Olive Oil Museum Photo, Bardolino, Italy
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It was not quite 9:00 am when we arrived at the Oil Museum in Cisano, near Bardolino. Such a clear morning--the gray-green leaves of the nearby olive trees nearly disappeared against the pale morning sky. Olive Oil has been produced in this beautiful area of Lake Gard for over a thousand years, and the museum uses a series of exhibits to display the various methods used to extract the oil from the precious fruit. From the simple techniques handed down from generation to generation, through the history and evolution of current oil production technology. There is an old wooden lever-press used by the ancient Egyptians; the heavy grindstones which were frequently turned by farm ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on July 8, 2001

Olive Oil Museum
Lakeside S-249
Bardolino, Italy

Il Coccio

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Attraction | "IL COCCIO- - Ceramics"

Il Coccio Photo, Bardolino, Italy
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I could hardly wait to get back, -- Now, where was that little shop??? On our last trip to Bardolino, we’d visited a tiny shop that specialized in hand-made ceramics. Guiseppe, the artist and proprietor fabricates exquisite hand-made ceramic tiles, plates, markers, dishes, mugs, and pitchers. All are unique designs; hand-created and reflective of the taste of every mood and ilk. We visited his studio on a previous visit, but had not purchased anything. This year we were ready to buy! Guiseppe’s "Laboratorio di Pittura e Ceramiche", (Studio of Pictures in Ceramic) is located at Borgo garibaldi 52. A quiet street, just steps from the chapel of San Zeno near the entrance to the h...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 29, 2001

Il Coccio
Borgo Garibaldi 52
Bardolino, Italy

About the Writer

Barb B

Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona