Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Il Palazzo is a beautiful 16th century building that was once an aristocratic home, a convent, and a town hall before finally being restored in the late 20th century and converted into apartments. This particular apartment is in the original, centre part of the Palazzo, and has a large terrace with stunning views of Lake Garda.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salo'/Portese 8 km|
|Nearest Amenities||3.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Verona Brescia 30 km, Nearest railway: Desenzano 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
The living area is very spacious, with two large sofas, log fire and private terrace with lake view and dining facilities. There are two bedrooms, one double with an en suite and a single (with bunk beds). The kitchen is state of the art, fully fitted and a lovely space to cook and prepare meals in.
|Further details outdoors|
The shared pool is very quiet and relaxing; the other residents are all Italian, private owners of the other apartments and usually only visit on weekends, apart from the month of August when more people are present during the week as well. The gardens are well tended and are ideal for relaxing with a good book while you enjoy the breathtaking, 180 degree views.
Swimming pool is open from 15 May and closes at the end of September.
The Lombardy region
Lake Garda has a unique micro-climate, mild in the winter and hot and sunny in the summer, yet with a cool breeze coming off the lake.
Lake Garda is also Italy's largest lake, and the undoubted star of the Italian Lake district.
Lake Garda really has something for everyone. From sun to shopping, beautiful mountain scenery to the sun glittering off the clear, warm water, from skiing in winter to wakeboarding, kite-surfing, windsurfing and rock-climbing in summer; from opera and theatre to children's adventure parks Gardaland and Canevaworld... when you come to Lake Garda you can be sure of a holiday you will never forget.
Served by three airports (Verona Brescia, Verona and Bergamo) and backed up by the airports at Milan Linate, Milan Malpensa and Venice Marco Polo and Treviso airports, daily low cost flights can be found from every part of the UK. Ryanair also offers day trips to Rome, with a flight leaving daily at 8.30 am and returning in time for supper, meaning when you stay on Lake Garda a day trip to Milan, Venice, Verona or even Rome is an easily achieved reality. Why not visit the opera? The Arena di Verona is a short drive away and the historic open air amphitheatre offers an unforgettable experience.
If you feel like sticking closer to the home base, why not hop on a ferry and explore the lakeside towns of Lake Garda?
Watersports on Lake Garda are always popular, with the pretty lakeside towns offering sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, jet-skiing, kite-surfing, and scuba diving facilities.
If you visit between the months of November and April, day skiing trips are perfectly feasible: the nearest slopes are 40 minutes drive away and the world-class ski resort Madonna di Campiglio 1 hr 45 minutes drive.
In summer, hiking, mountain-biking, horse-riding and rock climbing is popular. There are dozens of walking trails in the mountains around the lake, mountain bikes can be hired and there are countless riding centres and tennis clubs.
The designer shops and boutiques, street cafes and bars, restaurants and trattorias offering home-cooked Italian dishes and the finest local wines at incredibly good value will appeal to everyone, especially in sophisticated towns such as Toscolano Maderno, Moniga del Garda, Desenzano del Garda, Gardone Riviera and Salo'.
If the kids get bored playing in the swimming pool, why not spend a few days exploring the theme parks at the southern end of Lake Garda? There are many huge them parks, including Gardaland, Caneva World, Aqua Parks and Safari Parks - you'd need a couple of weeks to get through them all!
Don't forget to relax, though, and drink in the unbelievable lake views with a glass of wine. Our apartments boast some of the best around Lake Garda.
Salo has designer shops, a charming historic centre, great restaurants, a pebble beach, a ferry port taking you to other lake side towns. There are tennis clubs, sailing clubs, windsurfing and wakeboarding centres. Around Il Palazzo itself there are dozens of walking trails in the woods behind the residence.