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“Elegant and intimate lakeside hotel, full of character, owned and run by an Italian count. A hotel for 500 years, the property is right on the waterside in a charming location, full of antiques and objets. A very special and relaxed place to stay.”

“Elegant and intimate lakeside hotel, full of character, owned and run by an Italian count. A hotel for 500 years, the property is right on the waterside in a charming location, full of antiques and objets. A very special and relaxed place to stay.”

Hotel Review

Homely, yet sophisticated, with the intimacy of a well-worn country house, this 400-year old inn, privately owned by Conte Agostino Guarienti, has antiques and creaky wooden floors, a ceramic stove and sideboards displaying plates and bottles. You can eat in the cosy dining room, on a little arched veranda or under huge white umbrellas on the terrace. A delightful spot for the discriminating.
Recommended for
  • Writing a novel
  • This enchanting place has been inspiration for many great minds, from Churchill to Napoleon and Laurence Olivier
  • Honeymoons
  • Private balconies overlooking the lake, palatial fourposters and romantic walks through fragrant gardens.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Writing a novel
  • This enchanting place has been inspiration for many great minds, from Churchill to Napoleon and Laurence Olivier
  • Honeymoons
  • Private balconies overlooking the lake, palatial fourposters and romantic walks through fragrant gardens.
  • Local markets
  • The hotel has its own Emporium where you can buy prints of drawings by Venetian artists, painted ceramics and fabrics.
  • Wine tasting
  • The hotel will organise tours of the nearby Valpolicella region, plus the Museo del Vino is only 7 km away.
  • Cycling
  • The hotel offers rental bikes, an ideal way to explore the towns and beaches along the lake shore.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a pampering day on the private beach area, with lounge chairs and an informal cafe.
  • Tennis
  • Tennis club di Garna is 4 km from the property and equippment can be rented on site.
  • Great walks
  • Wander along the Cypress shaded avenue to the Parco Baia delle Sirene.
  • Sailing
  • Charter a boat for hire from Lega Navale, just 2 km down the road.
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Private motorboat rides can be arranged to explore the lake.
  • Antiques
  • Interiors are furnished with the owners’ private collection of antiques and oriental rugs.
  • Artworks
  • Walls are adorned with 16th-century paintings and 18th-century prints.
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome and babysitting is available.
  • Views
  • Wonderful views of Lake
  • Lakeside
  • Lake Garda
  • Pet friendly
  • On request
  • Family Suites
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • House party feel
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Full of character
  • Quiet
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique
  • Historic
  • Quirky
  • Traditional
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Four poster beds
  • Intimate
  • Romantic
  • Owner managed

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor pool surrounded by olive trees, overlooking Lake Garda
  • Garden
  • Lovely gardens plus one of the oldest lemon groves in Italy.
  • Child friendly
  • Children of all ages welcome and babysitting is available.
  • Views
  • Wonderful views of Lake
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge applies.
  • Room service
  • Breakfast only
  • Pet friendly
  • On request
  • Bar
  • Family Suites
  • Outdoor dining
  • Fireplace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Car not required
  • Cots available
  • Bicycle hire
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Shops
  • Suites
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Parking
  • Towelling robes
  • Wifi
  • Four poster beds

Activities

  • Local markets
  • The hotel has its own Emporium where you can buy prints of drawings by Venetian artists, painted ceramics and fabrics.
  • Wine tasting
  • The hotel will organise tours of the nearby Valpolicella region, plus the Museo del Vino is only 7 km away.
  • Cycling
  • The hotel offers rental bikes, an ideal way to explore the towns and beaches along the lake shore.
  • Other Activities
  • Spend a pampering day on the private beach area, with lounge chairs and an informal cafe.
  • Tennis
  • Tennis club di Garna is 4 km from the property and equippment can be rented on site.
  • Great walks
  • Wander along the Cypress shaded avenue to the Parco Baia delle Sirene.
  • Sailing
  • Charter a boat for hire from Lega Navale, just 2 km down the road.
  • Hotel boats for hire
  • Private motorboat rides can be arranged to explore the lake.

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Punta "San Vigilio" lies at the tip of Monte Baldo and stretches far into the lake, farther than the peninsula of Sirmione, exactly at that point where the lake is at its widest and most open. From there you overlook more or less the whole of Lake Garda. On the left you see the southern shore and the Rock Manerba; on the right, behind the Isle of Garda, you see the gulf of Salò as well as Gardone and Maderno. On one side of the peninsula a small bay opens, called the "Baia delle Sirene" while on the other side you'll find a small picturesque port. Nearby, a cliff called "della Stella" stands out of the water. Having moored his boat in the little port the traveller to San Vigilio in the sixteenth century was greeted by a message inscribed on a marble plaque which beseeched him to "leave trouble and woe in the city" and to appreciate and enjoy the tranquillity of the place he now found himself in. A few centuries have passed but little changed: that same tranquillity remains.... Attracted to the charm of the place, San Vigilio has hosted many famous guests, including the Tsar of Russia Alexander II, Winston Churchill, Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh and more recently HRH Prince Charles, King Juan Carlos of Spain and the German president Richard Von Weizsacker.... The area has always inspired a number of poets and artists who have sung the praises of San Vigilio throughout history.

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Locanda San Vigilio

"It feels more like a private home than a hotel. A handful of rooms are in the main building, while others are dotted around the grounds in secluded locations, ensuring plenty of privacy."

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

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