Villa Feltrinelli Gargnano, Italy

“Ultimate luxury lakeside hotel in an historic house. Like staying in a private home, full of aristocratic heritage, with restored interiors and antiques, beautiful fabrics and paintings. Gourmet dining, a perfect honeymoon escape for those that can afford it.”

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“This astonishing hotel makes even the most spoilt guests feel lucky to be there, and the most jaded feel soothed and at home. Built in 1892, the villa was the summer residence of the super-rich Feltrinellis, and later sheltered Mussolini during the war. With much of the original furniture intact, it has been superbly restored, no expense spared, and once more feels like the most arresting and luxurious private home you could hope to stay in. A Michelin star for the food.”

Written by  Fiona Duncan

They say

“Cuddled by slopes slipping down to eight acres of private parkland and manicured gardens, the 21 bedroomed Villa Feltrinelli is tucked away secretly on the western shores of Lake Garda at Gargnano. Visible only from the lake, the Villa rises above the shoreline like an enchanted fairytale castle. Gold and terra cotta horizontal stripes resemble the layers of a creamy cake topped off with crenellations, decorated with octagonal towers and studded with star-shaped windows. Steps sweep up from the lake, past marble pillars, under a regal balcony and into the Villa.
Built by Milanese architect Alberico Barbiano di Belgioioso in 1892 as a summer home, this neo-gothic mansion clearly befitted the family of timber magnate Faustino Feltrinelli whose fortunes also included Italy’s largest and most respected publishing house.
The Villa’s 21st century reincarnation bears all the hallmarks of their spectacular private house, updated for the appreciation of the contemporary upmarket traveller – one who can easily imagine the Feltrinellis inviting them to use their splendid home, in their absence, with supremely attentive staff on hand to tend to their every need.
‘The Grand Hotel à Villa Feltrinelli’ is something of a misnomer, however. Fabulous, glorious and luxurious it definitely is but overly formal and grandiose it certainly is not. In keeping with the flavour of an intimate private home, there’s a relaxed and informal atmosphere throughout.”

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THE ITALIAN LAKES

The favourite European hotel of some of the most demanding people on the planet, Feltrinelli is a baby-grand with full pedigree and punch.

Originally published by Conde Nast Traveller (view article)

Grand Hotel a Villa Feltrinelli

Set in eight-acre grounds on the western shore of Lake Garda, this exclusive hotel is located in a historic 19th-century villa. Interiors have been lavishly restored and feature frescoed ceilings, Venetian mirrors and Art Nouveau lamps. The 21 rooms are decorated with antiques and custom-made furnishings.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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Facilities

Air conditioning
In room music system
Safe
Towelling robes
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Outdoor dining
Sit-out Terrace
Suites
Restaurant
Michelin starred restaurant
Swimming Pool
Lovely Outdoor Heated Pool
Garden
Sitting Room
Good wine list

Activities

Sailing
Sailing on Lake Garda
Croquet
Other Activities
Cruise the lake on La Contessa - the hotel boat
Great walks
Plenty of scenic walking routes nearby
Watersports
Sights nearby
Verona just 1 hour away

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21 rooms from $1057 per night

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Recommended for

Romantic Break
The ultimate treat for yourself and a loved one

Activities

Sailing
Sailing on Lake Garda
Croquet
Other Activities
Cruise the lake on La Contessa - the hotel boat
Great walks
Plenty of scenic walking routes nearby
Watersports
Sights nearby
Verona just 1 hour away

Other highlights

Luxury
Romantic
Views
Rooms with balcony/terrace
Sit-out Terrace
Full of character
Traditional
5* Luxury
Grand Hotel
Lakeside
Lake Garda
Restaurant
Michelin starred restaurant
Artworks
Historic
Antiques
Superbly restored originals.
Good wine list

Hotel size

21 rooms, 21 suites
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