We believe that Lake Garda is one of the most romantic places in Italy and Mr Hopwood, who called the office yesterday, couldn’t agree more. He was looking for one of our Italian villas for himself and his wife right on the shores of the lake. They have always been in love with the Italian lakes but have never stayed on Lake Garda and this was their chance!
Of course we had the perfect suggestion for Mr Hopwood. Our Villa Garda Special is located right on the edge of the lake in an exclusive position that few properties can boast. With access to the lake and the beaches of Benaco, the villa evokes images of that classic Italian lake experience. In the style of many of the contemporary Italian villas on the lake, our Villa Garda Special is architecturally striking, ultra-cool and beautifully designed. It is furnished in a modern style and all the conveniences you need are there.
If you can drag yourself away from the stunning lake views and tranquil setting of one of the most stunning Italian villas, there is plenty to explore in the area. A stroll along the beach to the local cafes or a visit to San Felice with its lovely beach and abundance of opportunities for water sports are perfect ways to spend your lazy days.
For the more adventurous, the mountains that rise up behind the villa are perfect for hiking trips or you can explore on two wheels if you prefer. A short drive from San Felice is the charming historic town of Sirmione with its grotto, fortress and thermal baths. If you enjoy a boat trip, head to the Isola del Felice, the largest of the lake’s islands where you can visit one of the delightful neogothic-venetian Italian villas of the Borghese Cavazza family.
Of course, being so close to the wonderful region of the Veneto, Verona and Venice are within easy reach on a day trip, and if you hire a car you can meander through the famous vineyards in the area surrounding the lakes. Here the Bardolino, the Lugana DOC and the Garda Classico Chiaretto are some of the most well known vintages to look out for and enjoying them under the fabulous blue skies of a lakeside setting is very romantic.