Jazz at its finest

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The standout jazz piano trio of the last 25 years” (New York Times)

The Vittoriale degli italiani, with the dashing scenario of its amphitheater, is proud to present another great show. On  Sunday 21st of July this talented trio will perform on one of the most beautiful italian stages. This is their 30th year together and this concert is the best way to celebrate such an important occasion.


In a time lapse


“In a time lapse”.

The new Ludovico Einaudi’s show will take place on the 3rd of July at the

Anfiteatro del Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera. Don’t miss it!

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#anfiteatrodelvittoriale #lagodigarda #gardalake

Meet Wynton in Gardone

Who gave you your first trumpet?
“I got my first trumpet when I was six from Al Hirt. My father was playing piano in his band, and as a Christmas present I received a trumpet – a LeBlanc.”

Do you know everything there is to know about trumpet playing?
There’s so much to know, it’s hard to know everything about anything. There’s so much to know, period.

What is the best advice another musician has ever given you?
One time Sweets Edison told me “Don’t play like you’re trying to prove that you can play. You can play.”

(from http://www.wyntonmarsalis.org)

He is just great. In his personality, and of course in his huge talent.

July 16 awaits you for a unique experience: a summer night in an absolutely extraordinary venue, and great music by Wynton Marsalis.

If I were you, I wouldn’t miss it for anything.


16 July 2011
Wynton Marsalis & Lincoln Center Orchestra
Anfiteatro del Vittoriale, Gardone Riviera – 5 min. from Bellerive – Book your room now!

Meet an étoile in Gardone

Eleonora Abbagnato, amazing première danseuse at the Opèra in Paris, has built an impressive career and performed in the most important international theatres.

Along with Carla Fracci and Alessandra Ferri, Eleonora Abbagnato is the Italian ballet dancer who has reached the highest peaks of international fame, therefore you should not miss the chance to see her dance in a magic night.

In the spectacular setting of Vittoriale (Gardone Riviera – 5 min from Bellerive), Eleonora Abbagnato will perform on July 3, 2011 for “Premio d’Annunzio”:
be prepared for an evening full of emotions and feelings.

Tips for a cloudy day


View from Bellerive roof terrace

Cloudy days are not frequent on Gardalake at all. But if this happen, do not worry: there are so many alternatives to the beach!

Here are some tips for those days (but also for when sun shines, why not?)

  • Museo Santa Giulia in Brescia – an exhibition area of about 14,000 square meters which tells 3000 years of history;
  • Il Vittoriale degli Italiani in Gardone Riviera – the home of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio declared a national monument. Nine acres offering a complex of buildings, squares, avenues and fountains including the War Museum, the Mausoleum, an auditorium and much more.
  • Franciacorta Outlet – perfect for shopping addicted, it is a center entirely dedicated to fashion where manufacturers of the most prestigious brands offer their best collections at outlet prices.
  • Visit to a wine cellar – it is the best way to discover  excellent wines! And, of course, to taste and buy some.
  • Casa di Giulietta in Verona – the most evocative place that Shakespeare could imagine, the most romantic visit that lovers can do.
  • Aquaria in Sirmione – enjoy gorgeous thermal baths located by the lake. Get pampered by hydromassage, hot water and spa treatments!

Need more tips? Just ask Bellerive reception staff.

Night at the theatre


Il Vittoriale degli Italiani is in Gardone Riviera, only few kilometers from Salò, direction north.

It was home of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio who donated to the Italian people. In 1925 this magnificent dwelling was declared a national monument.

It occupies a vast land of nine acres is located in a complex of buildings, squares, avenues and fountains including the home of the poet known as the Priory, the War Museum, the Mausoleum, an auditorium where is kept the plane in which the writer made the famous flight on Vienna, the outdoor theater built on the models of antiquity, which can accommodate 1500 people and was opened in 1953 with the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, since houses in July and August, a season of performances, the Summer Festival.

Some events for this summer:

21 July Romeo e Giulietta Theatre
23 July Raffaele Paganini Ballet
25 July Noa Concert
30 July Flamenquevive Ballet
08 August Aida Opera
15 August Giselle Ballet
18 August Jesus Christ Superstar Musical

See the full program here

As usual, Bellerive guests receive full assistance for info and ticket bookings.

Don’t miss the opportunity to live an extraordinary night at the theatre.