Castles Tour with degustation of Bardolino wine & nibbles

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Castles Tour with degustation of Bardolino wine & nibbles

Discover the Ancient Soul of Lake Garda Among Castles and Wine Tasting

Lake Garda is rich in castles and historic villas which show its ancient and glamorous soul. Each Friday, from May to September, Sirmione Boats organizes a group boat tour to offer to visitors the opportunity to admire these beauties while navigating the lake on our motorboats.

The tour starts at the Port of Sirmione and it includes two stops: a wine tasting experience of the famous Bardolino wine and a little dive into the lake nearby Villa Canossa.

The first castle that we will see is that of Sirmione. The Scaligero Castle, with its crenellations, the walls and the drawbridge, characterizes the village and offers to visitors a postcard view that accompanies the whole navigation around the peninsula.

The tour will continue towards the Lazise Castle, a medieval fortress with imposing towers and defense walls. The origins date back to the IX century, but the actual castle is the result of many restorations – the last one dating 1381.

Leaving the castle and its fascinating history of sieges and battles behind, we will navigate towards Bardolino for an hour break. Here, you will enjoy a Bardolino wine tasting at the Ristorante Loggia Rambaldi and the Barchessa Rambaldi, guided by a professional sommelier who will show you the unique characteristics of this Garda product of excellence. The wine tasting will be accompanied by nibbles.

After our stop, the tour will head towards Garda and Villa Canossa, where we will dive into the lake and take a relaxing break.

The last castle of the tour, before going back to Sirmione, is the Torri del Benaco Scaligero Castle, a fortress of Roman origins whose present structure dates back to the X century. The timeless beauty of this castle, situated on the banks of the lake, will be the background of our navigation towards the Port of Sirmione.

Lazise Scaligero Castle

After the tour of the Sirmione peninsula, we will navigate towards the Lazise Scaligero Castle. This fortress has a long history of sieges, restorations and dominations by the Scaligeri, the Visconti and the Venetians. During the years, it also became the headquarter of the Lanzichenecchi, the French and the Austrians. After a long period of neglect, Count Burri bought and restored the castle, turning the small harbor into a garden and giving a new life to this beautiful manor.

Wine Tasting at Bardolino

After the castles and the long navigation on the lake, it’s time for a little break and some nibbles and wine! What better place to do that, if not Bardolino? The village, situated on the East bank of Lake Garda, in the foothills covered by olive trees and vineyards, is one of the most loved destinations on the lake. One of the reasons is certainly the excellent native wine, which every year attracts thousands of visitors in occasion of the renowned Festa dell’Uva e del Vino. During our stop, we will taste the Bardolino wine guided by the sommelier of the Ristorante Loggia Rambaldi and the Barchessa Rambaldi.

Torri del Benaco Scaligero Castle

Torri del Benaco is one of the most beautiful villages on Lake Garda. Overlooking Gardone and the Salò Gulf, it shows itself to the visitors in the shape of a magnificent fortress. The imposing walls demonstrate even today the military and strategic relevance of Torri del Benaco, whose origins date back to Roman times. From the motorboat, we will admire the three towers and the walls with their well-persevered crenellations, before heading back to the Sirmione Scaligero Castle.

 

In case of bad weather the tour will be postponed or cancelled.

Minimum participants number is required.

 

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