Lesser known, but Bardolino Chiaretto Measures Up
|Photo Credit: Garda Concierge|
|Glacial Moraine around Lake Garda|
As noted, Chiaretto di Bardolino is produced on hills on the eastern shores of Lake Garda. Therefore, it benefits from the lake breezes, high altitude and moranic soil. This dynamic combination leads to the production of a wine that is fragrant (ranging from floral to fruity), fresh and offering spectacular minerality.
Here’s what to see and do in Bardolino:
*Visit the nearby villages and towns surrounding Lake Garda. Thursday is market day, and it is should not be missed! So far, I have visited Garda, Peschiera, Lazise, Torre del Benaco, Cavaion and Sirmione, but each one is alluring.
*See the historic Roman Churches of San Nicolò and San Severo
*See the Church of San Zeno, located in Verona. This church is where Romeo and Juliet were said to have been married.
*Visit Verona City Center-just 25 kilometers away. Visit the home of of Romeo and Juliet, the Verona Arena, grand piazzas, restaurants, cafes and many other sites.
*Visit Venice-just 130 kilometers away.
*Visit Cantina Zeni e Museo del Vino (Zeni Wine Museum)-houses many artifacts used in the production of wine, preserves the art, history and culture of the Bardolino area and is also an enoteca that sells wine and has wine tastings.
|Wine Tasting Dinner inside the Zeni Wine Museum|
*Explore the Wine Trails-La Strada del Vino Bardolino
|c/o La Strada del Vino Bardolino-Wine Trails|
*Take in one of the many festivals:
-Palio di Chiaretto, which takes place in June.
-Festa dell’Uva (Bardolino Grape Festival), which takes place at the end of summer.
-The Grape Cure Wine Festival, which takes place in October.
|Palio di Chiaretto Festival
Photo Credit: Garda Concierge
*Thermal Spas-Bardolino is renown for its thermal baths and hot springs. Be sure to check out its many spas and spa treatments. You will leave feeling renewed! I recommend Hotel Caesius Thermae and Spa Resort.
|Hotel Caesius Thermae and Spa Resort|
What to eat in Bardolino:
As Bardolino is a waterside town, seafood and fish are in abundance. Cod fish is a popular dish, made every way you can imagine!
|Salted Cod-typical dish in Bardolino|
What to Drink in Bardolino:
Chiaretto di Bardolino…of course! Everyone should #discoverChiaretto and experience how Italians do dry rosé! Taste #Chiarettopink
Join me and my fellow writers in the #ItalianFWT group to discover even more about Chiaretto di Bardolino on Twitter, Saturday July 7 at 11 am/EST. Here’s what you can expect:
Also, see my other posts about Bardolino, Chiaretto and Lake Garda:
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