Italian Pilgrimage – Lake Garda

Torbole, Lake Garda

The village stands on the side of Mount Baldo with the houses set in an amphitheatre on the bay. Given its ventilated position, and the prohibition of motorboats use, this has become an internationally renowned sailing and wind-surfing centre. Goethe defined Torbole and its incredible winds as “a marvel of nature, an enchanting place”. The most striking part of Torbole has preserved its original appearance typical of a fishing village which was created centuries ago.

The most picturesque site of Torbole is the small port with the characteristic buildings of the Old Customs (15th century) and of the Casa Beust, where artists used to meet after the Second World War. Charming sites are reminiscent of past traditions, such as the small house of “duty”, heritage of the Austro-Hungarian period, and are situated at the entrance to the small port, or the narrow central square where a plaque commemorates Goethe´s stay here.

The village of Torbole was preferred by many German painters who drew the inspiration for their works from the wild beauty of this place.

Visit to Zenit Winery, Bardolino

The area where the Bardolino wine is produced, once limited to the fields surrounding the town this wine takes its name from, extends today into the adjacent areas including altogether fifteen municipalities. The vineyards given over to the production of our Bardolino DOC Classico, Bardolino DOCG Classico Superiore and Bardolino Chiaretto Classico stretch across the slopes of the hills along the shore of Lake Garda, exactly where the Classico area, the most ancient portion of the wine region, is located. In this fertile stretch of land we grow Corvina, Rondinella and Molinara, the red grape-varieties from which our Bardolino wine is obtained. This special blend of grapes is also used – in different proportions – for producing the other prestigious Veronese red wine, Valpolicella. The Corvina grape provides body and colour to the wine, whereas Rondinella is responsible for its typical, herbal and savoury character; the Molinara grape gives the wine fragrance and freshness.

Address: Via Costabella, 9, Bardolino VR, Italy
Phone:+39 045 721 0022

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