Bardolino - Cisano di Bardolino Tourist Information
Lake Garda Tourist Information - Cisano di Bardolino
Located between Lazise and Bardolino on Lake Garda, Cisano is an attractive little village with a marina and a number of restaurants and bars. It is a very nice 'stop off point' for a coffee or a meal or just to enjoy the view. The famous and popular, Museum of Olive Oil is at Cisano and is a favourite destination for many tourists and is worth a visit for a taste of real Italy.
There is a lovely pathway around the lake between Cisano and Bardolino itself which is very attractive and also popular with cyclists.
As a destination to stay, Cisano is in a convenient location with about a 20-25 minute easy walk into Bardolino and a 5 minute drive from Lazise, although undoubtedly a small conurbation it is pretty in its own right and a quiet and pleasant place to stay.
The hotel Vela d'Ora is situated right on the lakeside at Cisano and is highly recommended.
Bardolino Festival of Wine
If you are looking for an interesting late summer holiday the Bardolino Wine Festival, known as the Festa dell'Uva, it is well worth a visit and this year is held from 29 September to 3 October 2011, despite a lot of wine being drunk it is light hearted, good natured festival enjoyed by everyone. There are concerts, fireworks, wine tasting and plenty of eat (this is Italy after all). This all takes place outside with over 4000 people attending every year.
There is also the Chiaretto Wine Festival held in May and the Novello Wine Festival held in November along with the non-alcoholic Bird Festival "Sagra dei Osei" held in September at Cisano.
Museum of Wine
Staying on the subject of Bardolino wine there is the Museo del Vino (museum of wine), not really a museum, more an opportunity to see how the wine is made and sample some local produce...and its free. This is situated in the hillside just above the town.
Bardolino wine is actually made from a mixture of grapes, Corvina providing the body and colour and Rondinella adding the wine's flavour, Molinara gives the wine fragrance and Negrara assures softness and freshness. And buying it from €1 a bottle is a great start!
The Olive Oil Museum
Slightly further South at Cisano di Bardolino is the interesting sounding Olive Oil Museum, which is remarkably popular and always has a fleet of holiday coaches outside. Olive oil doesn't feature as highly in most British or American households but is a way of life in Italy and the museum is worth a visit (should you have an overcast day on your holiday!). It also sells a number of beauty products based on Olive Oil!
Museum of Fishing and Ornithology (Birds) on Lake Garda - Museo Sisan
This is a completely new museum situated at Cisano di Bardolino dedicated mainly to the history of fishing on Lake Garda and to the wildlife, especially the bird life on
Lake Garda as well as a history and culture of the people around Lake Garda who earned their living from the Lake and surrounding areas. You can find out more about this new museum by visiting the Museo Sisan website which is http://www.sisan.it/museumlakegarda (in English).
A family ticket is only € 6.00 and covers entry for two adults and up to three children 15 years old or younger. You can also contact us for a discount voucher.