San Nicolò sailing boat
The San Nicolò sailing boat is the symbol of navigation on Lake Garda, a piece of history that gives you the opportunity to admire Lake Garda from an exceptional and unique perspective.
Launched in Bardolino on 8 December 1925, it was originally used for economic and manufacturing purposes. It transported goods, wood, stones for the constructions of ports and poles used to tie up grape vines. Completely made of wood, it is the oldest and last ketch (sailing vessel with two masts) that still runs on the lake. It was built by the Guarnati shipyard on behalf of the Giuseppe and Giovanni Donà brothers and was baptized "San Nicolò" in homage to the patron of Bardolino.
Past and present merge in a historical scenery with all the amenities of a modern ship such as music, bar and toilet.
Starting from the Bardolino harbour, the boat brings you to the most picturesque places of the lake: Sirmione, Garda, Torri, Punta San Vigilio, Isola del Garda and the Grottoes of Catullus, just to name a few. Relaxation, elegance, comfort and unique sceneries for excursions, business meetings, events, birthdays and parties.