The name Bardolino has Germanic origins. As in all the towns of Lake Garda, many finds from the Roman era have been discovered in Bardolino too. Documentary appearances of the name Bardolino date back to the invasions of the Longobards, Goths, Franks and Visconti. During the period from 829 to 856, there were battles between the Veronese and the communities of Garda so towards the end of the ninth century King Berengario granted permission to the populations of all Lake Garda to build strongholds and forts in order to protect their territories. The modern structure of the town of Bardolino can be seen in a map of 1439 which is housed in the State Archive in Venice and shows the town walls, four towers and two entrance ways. Just like most of the towns of Lake Garda, Bardolino came under the rule of the Scaligeri, followed by the Visconti and finally the Serenissima Republic of Venice. It was in the gulf right in front of Bardolino that the hardest battle of Lake Garda was fought, between the Visconti and the Venetians. In 1562 it was plundered by the Lanzichenecchi and in 1798 it became part of Austria. In 1848 Bardolino went up against the Austrian troops and finally in 1866 became part of the Kingdom of Italy.
Church of San Zeno, from the second half of the ninth century. An example of Carolingian architecture, it has a Latin cross plan with barrel vaults on the side arms and a cross on the tiburium. Original decorations are preserved in the side arms. It was one of the few churches in the Verona area left untouched by the earthquake of 1117.
Church of San Severo, of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, in Romanesque style, is mentioned in a diploma of King Berengario of 983. It has a façade divided into three sectors with protiro. The bell tower has a cusp. There are frescoes from the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries. The crypt is early medieval.
Villa Bottagisio (19th century), with a beautiful park that occupies the whole northern part of the Bardolino bay.
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Festa di San Nicolò 6th December
Ospedale di Bussolengo <br/>Via Ospedale, 4/6 <br/>37012 Bussolengo VR
ALLA MADONNA </br>DOTTOR PERON Piazza Aldo Moro, 1 SANT’ANNA </br>DR.A CELESTINA DALLA VALENTINA Via Verona, 63
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