For the wine, see Bardolino (wine).
Comune di Bardolino

San Giovanni Gate.

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Location of Bardolino in Italy

Coordinates: 45°32′N 10°43′E / 45.533°N 10.717°E / 45.533; 10.717
Country Italy
Region Veneto
Province / Metropolitan city Verona (VR)
Frazioni Cisano, Calmasino
  Mayor Ivan De Beni
  Total 54.8 km2 (21.2 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (1 January 2010)
  Total 6,739
  Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bardolinesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 37011
Dialing code 045
Website Official website

Bardolino is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 130 kilometres (81 mi) west of Venice and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Verona.


Located on the eastern shore of Lake Garda, Bardolino borders the following municipalities: Affi, Cavaion Veronese, Costermano, Garda, Lazise, Manerba del Garda, Moniga del Garda, Padenghe sul Garda, and Pastrengo. The economy is mostly based on tourism and production of wine (including the Bardolino DOC).(;


View of Bardolino.

Archaeological excavations have proven the presence of humans in the area since prehistoric times, in the area of Cisano. There also traces of ancient Romans, though the modern settlement dates to the early Middle Ages, when Berengar of Italy (983) had a castle built here. In that period the area was under the suzerainty of the Bobbio Abbey.

In the 12th century Bardolino is mentioned as a free commune, and later was under the Scaliger of Verona, who enlarged the fortifications to encompass the whole village. After their fall, it became part of the Republic of Venice which had a marine base here. In 1526 it was sacked by the Landsknechts. Under the Lombardy-Venetia, it was an Austrian administrative center: in 1848 it revolted against them in the wake of the first Piedmontese victories in the First Italian War of Independence. However, later the Austrians retaliated with ravages and shootings. It was annexed to the newly formed Kingdom of Italy in 1866.

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