• Tener-A-Mente Festival, an international summer in Gardone Riviera

    Tener-A-Mente, the summer festival of the Vittoriale di Gardone Riviera, keeps on growing: three new artists announced this week or the 2018 edition starting with Yann Tiersen, an eclectic French composer (he is the author of the soundtrack of "The fabulous world of Amèlie ") that will perform in a" solo piano "performance.Appointment on July 31, tickets from 45 to 30 euros..

    This summer the "garden city" on Lake Garda will also host another big American jazz-soul musician like Marcus Miller, great bassist who played alongside Miles Davis and Wayne Shorter: his concert is set for July 25, tickets from 50 to 30 euros.

    Finally, on June 27, again from America, here is The Dream Syndicate, cult band of the '80s neopsichedelic scene, which has been back on the scene for a few years: in this case the coupons range from 35 to 25 euros. Pre-sales are open on the website

    We remind all music lovers that the Vittoriale is reachable with a charmng few minutes walk from our Grand Hotel Gardone, which is therefore an ideal solution for all those interested in following the Tener-A-Mente festival without giving up comfort of a hotel that is a symbol of tourism and of the history of Garda.









  • Jeff Beck, here's the second star o Tener-A-Mente festival

    Jeff Beck, myth of the rock guitar of the '900, will inaugurate the 2018 edition of Tener-A-Mente, the summer festival of the Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera.

    Appointment scheduled for June 23: tickets 43, 55, 70 euros plus rights already in online presale on the site So great is the expectation for the English artist, 73, true champion of the electric guitar that in this show will retrace the most important stages of his career: from the beginning with the Yardbirds to the Jeff Beck Group. Another good reason to visit Gardone Riviera, staying at the Grand Hotel Gardone, from which the Vittoriale is easily reachable even with a few minutes walk. 

  • Ben Harper guest of the Grand Hotel Gardone


    The Grand Hotel Gardone is confirmed this summer 2017 as the preferred hotel for international music stars: after the american singer-songwriter LP, who stayed in the hotel for her extraordinary sold out performance on July 26 at Vittoriale, the Grand Hotel Gardone was also honored to host Ben Harper, starred on August 10 and 11, with two extraordinary sold out nights that have triumphantly ended the 2017 edition of Tener-A-Mente, the Vittoriale summer festival. Harper literally enchanted the auditorium of the amphitheater, ancient home of the italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio, with two acoustic shows, for which he appeared on stage solo accompanied only by his guitars and occasionally by a piano. "I don’t know what i deserve, but certainly not to play in such a wonderful place," said the Californian musician, who for his stay on Lake Garda chose to immerse himself in the unique atmosphere of the Grand Hotel Gardone, a true symbol of Garda tourism with over 130 years of history behind and a long list of glorious guests, from Gabriele D'Annunzio to Winston Churchill through Nabokov, Patti Smith and Lou Reed. "It was a huge pleasure to host two of the greatest artists on the international music scene," said owner Orietta Mizzaro, at the top of the structure with her brother Federico. “Grand Hotel Gardone and Tener-a-Mente are two excellences that make Gardone Riviera one of the summer tourism capitals on Lake Garda: the synergy we have made for this successful season is really positive. " On the occasion of tbe Ben Harper concerts, Grand Hotel Gardone also offered a dream night with overnight stay and dinner at the à la carte Garden of Lemons restaurant, won by a young couple of spectators.




  • Ben Harper, a double sold out for the american star in Gardone Riviera

    The summer festival of Gardone Riviera's Vittoriale ends under the sign of a double sold out: there are no more tickets for the two Ben Harper's shows, scheduled for the evenings of Thursday 10 and Friday, 11 August. The Tener-A-Mente 2017 festival ends on a triumphant note, after having brought in Gardone many international stars since the beginning of July, from Steve Winwood to LP to and many others. At the Vittoriale Harper will perform on his own with his guitar, and promises two different shows for each of the evenings, who will see him draw on a very extensive repertoire: since the 1994 debut with "Welcome to the cruel world" the Californian artist has in fact published something like 14 studio albums, both in his own name and with Innocent Criminals or with other projects. In short, the ideal opportunity to see in action one of the most important names emerging from the American rock panorama of the last twenty years, a particularly appreciated performer for the magnetic charge that he can release live. With him, Gardone Riviera is preparing to live another two nights of pure magic, confirming itself as one of the great cultural capitals of Lake Garda.



  • Gardone Riviera and its Grand Hotel on the TgCom24 site

    In summer 2016 our Grand Hotel and Gardone Riviera are among the most media recommended tourist destinations. 

  • In Gardone Riviera a summer with international music stars for the festival “Tener-A-Mente”

    Gardone Riviera, one of the most important tourist capital on Lake Garda, has been the seat of one of the most important summer music festival in Italy for ages. The music festival Tener-A-Mente has a new concert schedule with international blues, rock and pop artists. This is the summer festival of the Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera, the house museum with a monumental park built by the Italian poet and novelist Gabriele d’Annunzio and that nowadays is one of the most popular cultural institutions in Italy. In the amphitheatre, with its great view over Lake Garda, will take place a lot of concerts: the pop rock band Baustelle open the season on 2nd. They will be the unique Italian artists onstage together with Niccolò Fabi (22) and Carmen Consoli (29). On 4th July with the concert held by the English Passenger will begin the international music artist performances. On 6th perform Jesus and Mary Chain, alternative rock band of the 80s, and on 9th is the turn of Devendra Banhart. On 10th is onstage Mark Lanegan and on 12th the American Ryan Adams and his alternative country. There will certainly be rock music icons like the Pretenders with the leader Chrissie Hynde (13), Steve Winwood (16) and on 15th is scheduled the English band Elbow with their sophisticated indie rock. Than Jack Savoretti (18) and LP (26) with her unique whistle. The grand finale is on 10th and on 11th August with two different concerts held by Ben Harper, famous for his guitar playing and vocals. Even this year will not miss the most sophisticated and exclusive sounds performed in the most suggestive area of the Vittoriale, the Laghetto delle Danze (the little dance lake). Two are the appointments scheduled: the Armenian pianist Tigran Hamasyan that will launch his second album “An ancient observer”, while on 6th August is the turn of Richard Galliano, jazz accordionist with a show between tango and French atmospheres. Info and pre-sales for tickets on the website

  • Jazz and rock stars from Lake Garda to Brescia

    The coming week will be full of high profile music events: it opens today with a concert by Pat Metheny and Ron Carter scheduled at Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera, where the two jazz giants will be on stage this evening with the critically acclaimed world tour that in the coming days will make a stop at the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival. 

  • LP, a night in Gardone between the charm of the Grand Hotel and a glass of Chiaretto wine

    The great artist LP arrived in Gardone Riviera and left her mark: the Vittoriale was completely sold out for the concert of this American star with Italian origin performed on 26th July. A concert already sold out from weeks that met the expectations of the audience. A great pop artist that became famous in Italy during summer 2016 with her hit “Lost on you”. For her short stay on Lake Garda LP chose the Grand Hotel Gardone where she relaxed before and after her performance. Laura, this is her real name, was fascinated by the atmosphere of the Grand Hotel enjoying the marvellous panorama and tasting local products like for example the Chiaretto wine, a rosé wine produced on the shores of Lake Garda. A great person – said Orietta Mizzaro, owner of the Grand Hotel Gardone, pictured with LP at the hotel – a friendly and smiling woman that put everybody at ease. We will never forget her.” The audience at the Vittoriale was hypnotised by her great charm and above all by her voice. She sang her great successes “Muddy Waters”, “other people” and the closing song “Lost on you” that enchanted everybody with her amazing melody.





  • Norah Jones and Franz Ferdinand in the summer of Gardone Riviera


    Gardone Riviera is preparing a great musical summer for all its guest: this week the "Tener-A-Mente" festival has announced two new major international acts for the 2018 edition. On July 11th, Franz Ferdinand, the legend of British rock with seven million records sold worldwide: tickets at 55 and 34 euros more rights.

    On the 24th of July, the concert of Norah Jones, daughter of Ravi Shankar and soft jazz star with nine Grammy Awards won in her career. Admissions from 100 to 80, 75 or 50 euros plus pre-sale fees depending on the chosen place. Tickets are available in online presales in both cases on the site

    The festival program is getting richer and richer, as it already includes the shows by great names such as Jeff Beck, Pat Metheny, Steve Hackett and Cigarettes After Sex. For all music lovers an irresistible invitation to spend the next holidays on Garda, possibly choosing the Grand Hotel Gardone, from which the Vittoriale can also be reached easily with a few miutes walk.










  • Steve Vai and Fiorella Mannoia: Vittoriale Summer Festival starts on July 6

    The 2016 edition of Tener-A-Mente, the summer festival of the Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera, kicks off on July 6 with the concert of American guitarist Steve Vai. 

  • The guitar of Steve Hackett in the summer of Gardone Riviera

    Another great six-strings virtuoso for Tener-a-Mente 2018: after Jeff Beck and Pat Metheny, the summer festival of the Vittoriale di Gardone Riviera has announced the arrival of Steve Hackett, former member of Genesis and guitarist among the most appreciated of the rock scene of the 20th century. Appointment scheduled for the evening of Sunday, July 8: tickets cost 50, 40 and 30 euros plus pre-sale rights, available online from today on the site The British musician, born in 1950, promises a musical journey to the roots of progressive rock: in the setlist, many Genesis historical classics such as "Supper's Ready", "Dancing with the moonlit knight", and also songs of his solo production. Hackett will be on stage with a a five members band.









  • the Valley of the Paper Mills hosts the debut of Tener-A-Mente

    Only few days left for Tener-A-Mente 2017. This week the summer festival of the Vittoriale in Gardone Riviera will officially begin with a suggestive preview scheduled on Friday 19th May in the Paper Mills in Toscolano, where Elio, musician, flautist and frontman of the famous group “Elio e le storie tese”, will deal with the reading of “Baldus” written by Teofilo Folengo, a macaronic narrative poem among the most important poems in the 1500s for Italian literature. The event has been organised to celebrate the 500thanniversary of the first edition of the poem that was printed in the XIV century right in the paper mill in Toscolano, where the poem will be presented. You can easily reach the location of the show on foot. It is only 15 minutes walking from the starting point in Largo Matteotti or with a tourist train (2 € per ticket) with departure from Caduti di Nassirya. Toscolano 1381, the most ancient paper mill on Lake Garda that even today produces hand-made paper according to the ancient tradition, has offered this evening. The show will take place in the Museo della Carta (the Paper Mill Museum in Maina Inferiore) that will be open to visitors even after the event. In the case of rain the show will take place in the room “Sala Cartai” in the museum of the paper mill. So, an evening that offers a double opportunity: attend a performance and visit one of the most fascinating places on Lake Garda.

  • Vittoriale celebrating on 1st June

    In Gardone Riviera there is “Un immenso desiderio di festa” (a deep desire to celebrate): this is the name of the extraordinary event that will take place the day before the Republic Day at the Vittoriale: free entrance to the park of the monumental complex on 1st June all day long (last entry at 11.30 pm). There will be a rich program with great events that will finish with the “Notturnale Tener-A-Mente”, 3 live concerts in the park: the first at 10.30 pm on the ship “Nave Puglia” with Banda Osiris, the second near the fountain Fontana del Delfino with Silent WiFi Concert by Andrea Vizzini at 11.30 p.m. and the third on the stage of the amphitheatre with the pianist Cesare Picco feat Painé Cuardelli in “Cosmology of Bach”. Even the concerts will be free of charge. Moreover, there will be an exhibition about Pascoli e d’Annunzio to consolidate the union between the two foundations, that were created in their honour, and to improve the tie between these two poets that were so far but yet so close. Magnifiche Presenze in Villa Mirabella will exhibit letters, documents and above all interesting photos by Caterina Salvi Westbrookeche describing and exalting these two poets, and other photo-paintings by Sandra Rigali about their relationships, friendships and documents related to their life and work. During the day will be presented the new app “Vittoriale” to visit the park and the Prioria of the Vittoriale using smartphones that will work as an audio-video pocket guide. It will be possible to visit the Prioria by night from 8 pm to 11 pm (last entry) with tickets at 13 Euro.

  • Vittoriale Festival, here's the first star for 2018

    Pat Metheny will be the first star of the summer festival of the Gardone Riiviera Vittoriale: the great American guitarist will perform on July 18 and tickets for this first big event of summer 2018 on Lake Garda are already available in advance on the site, with prices between 31 and 52 euros plus rights. The artist promises a completely renewed show: on this occasion in fact there will be a trio of musicians composed by the drummer Antonio Sanchez, his now trusted collaborator, by the talented bass player from Australia (but with Malaysian origins) Linda May Han Oh and by the British pianist Gwilin Simcock. The show promises to be a high-level live session between jazz, blues and rock.









  • Vittoriale sold out for american star LP

    She's the musical phenomenon of the moment: an American artist with Italian origins that in a few days will arrive in Gardone Riviera for her tour. We are talking about LP, alias Laura Pergolizzi, singer that became famous in 2016 with the captivating hit “Lost on you”. On next Wednesday 26th July she will perform at the Vittoriale during the Festival “Tener-A-Mente 2017” but the concert is already sold out. We can say that this will be the biggest success of this music season in Gardone. The great enthusiasm for her arrival is testified by the number of tickets sold. This is another confirmation of her great success above all in the last few years even though she has been playing music for 16 years. The concert at the Anfiteatro del Vittoriale is part of her tour with 7 tour stops. It has started on 3rd July in Rome and it finishes on 1stAugust in Naples. In the playlist, the last famous songs of the last album “Lost on you” like for example “Other people”, another song that has confirmed LP as an International artist and not a flash in the pan. She is able to wow audiences and to reach people’s heart.




  • Vittoriale, no limits success

    It is the most important cultural destination on Lake Garda: a prestigious monument that has made Gardone Riviera, the garden-city of our Grand Hotel Gardone, famous worldwide. The success of the Vittoriale has now no limits: in 2017 visitors have increased by 11% reaching 258.555 visitors. An extraordinary achievement for the house-museum owned by the Italian poet Gabriele d’Annunzio. This has been a great season full of news. A new museum has been inaugurated  “L’automobile è femmina” (free entrance), the purchase of 68 volumes dedicated to the poet and the launch of the new association Gardamusei with the museum of the Vittoriale as leader. Thanks to this partnership has been created a new app that will be helpful to visit the museum. The famous Treccani has dedicated a volume to the Vittoriale for the “the wonders of Italy”. We should not miss the success of the summer festival “Tener-A-Mente” that even this year is getting ready for the news season.










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