From Bardolino it is about a 40 minute walk to Garda. In the morning there is lots of shade, and since it was Saturday the path was busy with dog walkers, bicyclists, etc. Besides the amazing views we also noticed all of the campgrounds.
Garda itself was very busy with a market, including lots of clothing stalls with some food trucks thrown in between.
We had read that Vinoteca Delizia had a nice wine list, so we sought them out. Located a few stores down from the lake we were pleasantly surprised to find they had a handful of tables lakeside, so we settled in to one that had a great view. We focused on local wines, so for our first round we tried the Garda Millesemato spumante rose (lovely body and sparkles) and a Bardolino Chiaretto spumante (lighter than the Garda). For our second round Leandra tried a Bardolino Classico DOC (red cherry and lavender, fairly light body, not too tannic), while I went for the Chiaretto (a rose with strawberry, lots of acidity, good body and depth!) And as usual, we were served snacks with each round of our wines – chips and tarallini.
With a pleasant buzz, we admired Garda from the pier and walked the 40 minutes back to Bardolino.