Events

In August, Lake Garda is Swinging!
This summer, Lake Garda and Lazise have discovered swing thanks to Hotel Cangrande.
 
Given the great success of our July evenings with live music, aperitifs, and buffets, we’ve decided to continue the Swing Aperitif event into August.
On Sunday 18 August and Sunday 25 August, we’ll be waiting for you at the Swing Aperitif in Lazise. As usual, we'll see you at the Hotel Cangrande in Lazise for an evening with friends, music, and refreshments.
 
The Swing Aperitif starts at 6.00 pm, and until 10.00 pm you can dance and party to the rhythm of swing music in the large hall of our wine cellar: the buffet will be accompanied by wines from the Girasole Agricultural Company of Lazise.
Rock'n'roll, jumpin' jive, and boogie-woogie music will get you dancing while you sip a drink and taste our delicious snacks: the perfect social event for an evening out with friends at Hotel Cangrande.
 
Even as August and the holidays come to an end, don't worry, Hotel Cangrande is always open and happy to invite you to our next event on 14 September: a great new party in Lazise.
It will be more than just swing: follow us on Facebook to find out more!
 
We’ll be waiting for you at Lake Garda, in the historic city center of Lazise. Parking is free!
 

 

1 - 31 July 2019

New this summer at the Cangrande Hotel: Swing parties open to everyone with music, dancing, and buffets full of snacks and drinks!

June 2019

The Verona Arena is once again the protagonist of the 2019 Opera Festival.

29 - 30 May

Elton John will be in concert at the Verona Arena for the last tour of his long career, a final farewell before definitively retiring from a life of touring.

Saturday 13rd April 2019

By popular demand, on Saturday April 13th we'll host the great spring swing event, with orchestra of 18, dancing and buffet.

March - May 2019

The best season for a holiday on Lake Garda has just started, and again Lazise and the Lake offer relaxing walks, hikes in the nature and food-and-wine tours.

15 September 2018

A can’t-miss night at Hotel Cangrande on September 15th.
We’ll welcome you in the rooms of our historical winery for a pre-dinner aperitif with swing music: from 7.00 pm you’ll enjoy our aperitifs, the buffet and the DJ set. From 9.00 pm the Sweetpeanuts band will play live music.

September - October 2018
September and October are the best months to explore Lazise and Lake Garda: the sun shines, the temperatures are delightful and there’s plenty of things to do – excursions and walks near the lake, in addition to the late summer events taking place in Lazise and the neighboring towns. The local food fairs are the perfect occasion to taste the typical products and to shop at street stalls, while in the evening concerts and can’t-miss shows will be on stage at the wonderful Arena di Verona
 
Here are the can’t miss events on the bill in September at the Arena di Verona: 
 
- On September, 14th, 15th and 16th: Claudio Baglioni, with his 50 years of music and more than 60 million records sold doesn’t need any further introduction
- On September, 19th, 21st and 22nd: Laura Pausini will be on stage at the Arena with her “Fatti sentire” world tour, after the sold out concerts in the US and her yet another platinum 
- On September, 29th: “Mamma mia!”, the musical of records will be on stage with Abba songs. 
 
Here is a list of the can’t miss events that will take place in Lazise and neighboring towns in October: 
 
- On October 5th, 6th and 7th: “The days of honey”, in Lazise, the most important Italian exhibition dedicated to the nectar of the gods.  This will be its 39th edition, gathering the best production of Italian honey and including free tastings. 
August 2018
 
Verona Opera is the traditional summer meeting with opera in the marvellous setting of the Arena of Verona. Whether you are an opera lover or not, going to the opera at the Arena di Verona should definitely be on your bucket list, as you would enjoy a high-quality show in the unique and beautiful atmosphere of the Arena.
Cangrande Hotel is located just half an hour away from the Arena of Verona and a holiday here would offer you the perfect chance to spend a night at the Opera in Verona!
 
The events on the bill in August are:
 
Verdi’s Aida – the ‘Queen’ of the Arena of Verona’s Opera, in the great production conceived by the director Franco Zeffirelli. Maria José Siri and Susanna Branchini will alternate in the role of Aida, while Carlo Ventre and Gregory Kunde will play Radames. Daniel Oren will direct the orchestra.
 
Verdi’s Nabucco – the hymn to Italian Risorgimento will be on stage in the 2017 production by the director Aranuld Bernard. Jordi Bernàcer will direct the orchestra; the main actors will be Amartuvshin Enkhbat and Luca Salsi in the role of Nabucco, as well as Susanna Branchini and Rebeka Lokar playing Abigaille.
 
The Barber of Seville – Rossini’s opera buffa will take the stage of the Arena with Hugo de Ana’s show. Nino Machaidze and Ruth Iniesta will be playing Rosina, Mario Cassi will play Figaro, while Dmitry Korchak and Leonardo Ferrando will alternate in the role of the Count of Almaviva. Andrea Battistonti will direct the orchestra. 
 
19th - 22th of July
The Cadenon Maypole Climbing, now celebrating its 83rd edition, is an event involving both Lazise citizens and tourists every year on the third Saturday of July. 
Derived from an ancient popular tradition, the Cadenon maypole climbing is a contest between the different quarters (“contrade”) of the city (named Porta del Lion, Porta San Zeno, Porta Cansignorio and Boca del Porto), with teams of 5 contestants trying to conquer the Cadenon maypole. The maypole is made of a long and greased wooden stake, placed horizontally on the water of Lazise Porto Vecchio (old harbor) with a wonderful view on the ancient Dogana Veneta and San Nicolò little church. The contestant who crawls till the flag positioned at the other end of the stake and grabs it, wins the contest. The challenge is a difficult and spectacular one, with the participants running on the stake and falling on the stake or – mainly – in the water, with the supporters cheering. Only young and very young competitors born in Lazise are admitted. Foreigners cannot take part in the contest.            
The maypole climbing contest is accompanied by three days of huge celebrations in Lazise.
Here is the program for 2018:
July, 19th 
10:00 am: inauguration of the photo exhibition dedicated to the history of the Cadenon Maypole at the former municipal library 
09:00 pm: parade for the transport of the maypole through Lazise streets 
July, 20th 
All day long: celebrations and concerts in Lazise streets waiting for the Maypole Climbing contest to start
July, 21st 
09:30 pm: Maypole Climbing contest at Porto Vecchio.
July, 22nd 
11:00 pm: closing ceremony with fireworks
 
15 September 2018

A can’t-miss night at Hotel Cangrande on September 15th.
We’ll welcome you in the rooms of our historical winery for a pre-dinner aperitif with swing music: from 7.00 pm you’ll enjoy our aperitifs, the buffet and the DJ set. From 9.00 pm the Sweetpeanuts band will play live music.

September - October 2018
September and October are the best months to explore Lazise and Lake Garda: the sun shines, the temperatures are delightful and there’s plenty of things to do – excursions and walks near the lake, in addition to the late summer events taking place in Lazise and the neighboring towns.
March - May 2019

The best season for a holiday on Lake Garda has just started, and again Lazise and the Lake offer relaxing walks, hikes in the nature and food-and-wine tours.

19th - 22th of July
The Cadenon Maypole Climbing, now celebrating its 83rd edition, is an event involving both Lazise citizens and tourists every year on the third Saturday of July. 
23rd June 2018
A can’t-miss night at Hotel Cangrande on June 23rd.
 
We’ll welcome you in the rooms of our historical winery for a pre-dinner aperitif with swing music: from 7.00 pm you’ll enjoy our aperitifs, the buffet and the DJ set. From 9.00 pm the Sweetpeanuts band will play live music.  
 
From 1st May 2018

What to see in Lazise: spring is the ideal season to explore Lake Garda by walking.
Days are longer and temperature is perfect for a walk or a cycle and you have plenty of choice among the things to see in Lazise.

Lazise - Saturday, 28 April 2018

Only for our guests an exclusive musical aperitif on Saturday 29 April 2018! Starting at 19.00.