After the muggy summer, the mild September days along Lake Garda might make us want to relax, maybe with a fruity glass of wine…
But that is when the most important phase of the work of wine producers starts – the long-awaited harvesting.
We are already at work in our vineyards in Bardolino, in Tenuta Valleselle, as the harvesting of Pinot Grigio and Corvina grapes that will become our 2022 wines has started a few days ago.
The grapes are taken to the Tinazzi facility in Lazise, where pressing is in full swing.
The entire Lake Garda is swept by a cheerful atmosphere during harvesting, so if you have organized a weekend on the lake, here are a few tips on what not to miss.
A magical town where you can wonder around the alleyways and admire the remains of the ancient walls and the Bell Tower located inside the small cemetery overlooking the port. A stone’s throw from the beautiful central square paved in a chequerboard pattern, it is possible to visit the ancient Venetian Customs House dating back to 1300.
For an aperitif with a view of the sunset, head to:
Ristorante Pizzeria Tropical
Lungolago Marconi, 8, Lazise
For a fish lunch in Lazise’s historic town centre, we recommend:
Ristorante Pizzeria Cordonega
Piazzetta Cordonega 19, Lazise
And, for a romantic dinner:
Ristorante Al Forte
Don’t miss the promenade along the lake and the typical fishermen’s houses. There is also a wealth of shops selling souvenirs, clothing and fashionable items alternated with ice-cream parlours, bars and restaurants nestled in romantic and evocative corners.
For a tasty pizza, we recommend:
Ristorante Pizzeria Due Torri
For a traditional dinner in a typical venue:
Osteria Al Capitel
Via Gardesana dell’Acqua, 3, Bardolino
A small gem that can be visited in little time by strolling around the maze of alleyways to Palazzo dei Capitani, named after the fact that, in ancient times, it used to host the magistrate who represented the authority of the Venetian Republic.
If you have more time, you can tick another box in the list of things to see on Lake Garda by reaching Punta San Vigilio, around three kilometres from the town centre. Punta San Vigilio is an evocative natural area overlooking the small Baia delle Sirene (Mermaid’s Bay).
For an aperitif with a view of the Lake, do not miss:
Pinci Lounge Bar
P.za Calderini, 1, Garda
And, for the lovers of typical Italian cuisine, but also if you are looking for a simple pizza:
Lungo Lago Regina Adelaide, 45, Garda